Texas Governor Rick Perry agreed on Monday to add the wildly popular anti-TSA groping bill to the special session of the Texas Legislature. His decision to call up the bill followed almost a month of intense and unrelenting pressure from his constituents.
The U.S. Supreme Court may have just opened the floodgates to individuals wishing to challenge various federal laws on the grounds that they violate the 10th Amendment. In a unanimous decision, the court ruled that individuals do have standing to make such legal challenges if they can demonstrate that they will suffer harm if the laws they are challenging are applied to them.
High-ranking Texas officials groped by agents with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) are sounding off about the scandal in the press, adding more pressure on state lawmakers and Gov. Rick Perry to resurrect a bill criminalizing the invasive measures without probable cause.
As a result of the Supreme Court's elastic interpretation of the Constitution in order to empower the federal government, states are now moving to take power back from the feds through a growing and vibrant nullification movement.
Commencing in Oklahoma, the Tenth Amendment Movement has swept through the country in the past few years assuring that the Federal government abides by the Constitution and respects the sovereignty of the States.
The Tenth Amendment states that the powers not delegated to the federal government reside in the people of the states. Thus, The John Birch Society believes that the states retain the power to nullify any and all unconstitutional laws imposed by the federal government on the states. Indeed, the JBS believes that states are duty-bound to do so.