Among politicians, apparently only Libertarian Kathie Glass cares about freedom, liberty, and due process:
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KATHIE GLASS SAYS, “NULLIFY UNCONSTITUTIONAL FEDERAL CONTRACTOR TRAFFIC STOPS”
Houston, Texas, Tuesday, November 19, 2013:
Today, NBC 5 KXAS in Fort Worth reported that uniformed federal contractors of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, posing as police, are pulling over Texans in Tarrant County and performing passive alcohol tests, as well as pressuring them to blow into breathalyzers, submit to cheek swabs, and provide blood samples. Reportedly, this police-state activity is being done in 30 cities throughout the nation.
Kathie Glass, Libertarian for Texas governor, reacted swiftly to the news, saying: “These unconstitutional acts by federal employees must be nullified by Texas state officials. A governor with a nullifying mindset could lead our Constitutional sheriffs and local law enforcement to arrest these individuals for impersonating a public servant and for unlawful restraint. If they claim to be public servants, they should be prosecuted for violating Texas Official Oppression statute criminalizes violation of the rights of citizens by public servants.”
“The federal government going beyond the bounds of the Constitution is what is killing our country. The feds will never limit themselves,” Kathie Glass said. “The only way we are going to save our liberty, our Constitution, and our country is to have a strong governor that will lead Texas to nullify such violations of the supreme law of the land.”
The NBC 5 report can be found here.
In case you don’t know what Glass is referring to, your federal government decided, with the help of off duty Ft. Worth police, to stop motorists as part of a “survey”. Even though they claim the stops were voluntary, the people they stopped didn’t have a choice.
“It just doesn’t seem right that you can be forced off the road when you’re not doing anything wrong,” said Kim Cope, who said she was on her lunch break when she was forced to pull over at the roadblock on Beach Street in North Fort Worth.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which is spending $7.9 million on the survey over three years, said participation was “100 percent voluntary” and anonymous.
But Cope said it didn’t feel voluntary to her — despite signs saying it was.
“I gestured to the guy in front that I just wanted to go straight, but he wouldn’t let me and forced me into a parking spot,” she said.
Once parked, she couldn’t believe what she was asked next.
“They were asking for cheek swabs,” she said. “They would give $10 for that. Also, if you let them take your blood, they would pay you $50 for that.”
At the very least, she said, they wanted to test her breath for alcohol.
She said she felt trapped.
“I finally did the Breathalyzer test just because I thought that would be the easiest way to leave,” she said, adding she received no money.
Where is Attorney General Greg Abbott? Lt. Governor David Dewhurst? The rest of Texas Republican leadership?
This is outrageous and as a Republican it is sad to see our leaders shy away from the issue.
Good for Kathie Glass. Here is her website: KathieGlass.org. Maybe it is time for Republican voters to take a look.