Texans to TSA: You keep scanners, we'll keep privacy

City board recommends against allowing nude X-rays, pat-downsPosted: January 16, 2011 6:33 pm Eastern

By Bob Unruh © 2011 WorldNetDaily

You've heard the Texas jokes, such as: A New Yorker points to Niagara Falls and tells a Texan, "You don't have anything like that!" To which the Texan responds, "Naw, but we got a plumber who can fix it in 30 minutes."

But they don't joke about their rights and responsibilities, which is why they're considering a plan to impose jail time on federal workers who want to enforce Obamacare provisions and are in the hunt to be the first state to require presidential candidates to document their constitutional eligibility.

Now, a government advisory board in Austin, joined by a team of citizen groups, is asking the city council there to tell the federal Transportation Security Administration that the government can keep its invasive airport pat-down procedures and nude-imaging scanners, and they'll keep their privacy.

It is the Austin Airport Advisory Commission that has resolved, in a petition to the city council, that it is recommending the city "oppose the installation of [advanced image scanners] at [the Austin airport] and further oppose the practice of invasive body searching and encourages the city council to inform the TSA, the state and federal delegations of such opposition."

A petition, already signed by tens of thousands, is demanding action against the intrusive airport screening procedures implemented by the Obama administration.

The dispute over the invasive procedures has been heating up since before Thanksgiving, after the federal government announced it was ramping up security at the nation's airports. It is installing X-ray machines that look through a person's clothes, essentially allow TSA personnel to view a nude image of the passenger.

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