One of the most atrocious and hated government agencies, the Transportation Security Administration, (TSA) may gain massive power over all mass transit systems due to a new bill sponsored by Jackie Speier, Democrat from California.
House Resolution 3140 (H.R. 3140) has already passed the House, and now is in the Senate awaiting a vote. This bill if passed, will allow total intelligence sharing by the TSA with all local mass transit systems. This in my opinion, is a first step in allowing TSA to take over “security” for mass transit operations nationwide.
According to this article from Federalnewsradio.com:
“Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), the bill’s sponsor, said the legislation is a “common sense approach” to fighting terrorism. The House passed the bill May 30 and the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs is now considering the bill.”
Of course, the stated reasoning for another assault on our liberty is to protect us all from terrorism. This is nothing more than fear-mongering rhetoric. This bill creates more fusion centers so that the TSA can store and give “intelligence” (illegal surveillance records) to local law enforcement. It only enhances spying, and the sharing of ill-gotten private information about the citizenry.
This is a great example of incrementalism, and is a way for the TSA and the Department of Homeland Security to not only get another foot in the door, but to eventually take full control of all security and surveillance in the U.S. The local police, and “state” military forces will play a role, but they will be fully controlled at the federal level. The end result will be that we all live under the rule of the very few in a dictatorial oligarchy.
What will be the next step in the federal takeover of America? It seems to matter little, as the masses continue wallowing in their apathy, dependence, and fear!