PROSECUTE JOHN MULRPHY (THE US ATTORNEY WHO THREATENED TEXAS WITH SHUTDOWN ALL AIR TRAVEL IN TEXAS IF ANTI TSA BILL PASSED)
Daniel Miller President of the Texas Nationalist Movement
Texas Representative David Simpson introduced a bill in the Texas House during this session that specifically addressed the criminal nature of airport pat-downs by the TSA. Although their violation of the privacy of Texans by the touching and groping of genitals during these pat-downs is already a crime under Texas law, Representative Simpson felt that the TSA procedures needed to be singled out for their particular heinous nature.
The bill soared through the House committee and passed with almost no opposition from either party on the floor. The bill was then transmitted to the Texas Senate for consideration and a vote.
In the meantime, the social networking wizards in the US Department of Justice "blogged" about the bill and whined that it was wrong for a state to pass a law regulating the Federal Government and its agents.
However, despite the whining of the DOJ, the bill had support in the Texas Senate and looked as though it was on its way to passage before the session ended. After all, who wants to be seen as legitimizing sexual assault even if it is by the Federal Government?
Then it happened. What would be described as an "act of war" had it been done to the United States was laid squarely at the feet of a Vichy Texas Senator and a Lieutenant Governor with Federal aspirations.
Fearing passage of this bill, John Murphy of the United States Attorney's Office for the Western District fired off a warning letter to Lt. Governor David Dewhurst and Speaker of the House Joe Straus. The warning - kill the bill or we'll shut down ALL air travel in Texas.
This threat would have emboldened previous generations of Texas who would have hoisted the "Come And Take It" flag over the capitol and stationed DPS and Texas Rangers at the airports "just in case". However, the current occupants of the top leadership in the Texas Legislature began to sweat like a chihuahua trying to excrete a peach pit.
In a fit of "what do we do now?" Dewhurst found a willing accomplice in State Senator Kirk Watson. Always quick to prove that is the most loyal lapdog of the "powers that be" he locked arms with Dewhurst as they tip-toed through the tulips of the Texas Senate communicating the threat and finding twelve others that would skip along with them.
With this threat and the reaction of the tip-toe twelve, the bill was dead.
Attempts to resurrect it in the eleventh hour were fruitless.
Of course this is only one reason among many that we need to secede from the Union. However, there is something that Texas should do immediately.
You see, I am an avid reader of the Texas statutes. As such, something about this rang a bell for me. I knew that I had read at one time that threatening a public servant was a crime.
In the Texas Penal Code are two statutes that apply. The first:
Sec. 36.06. OBSTRUCTION OR RETALIATION. (a) A person commits an offense if he intentionally or knowingly harms or threatens to harm another by an unlawful act:
(1) in retaliation for or on account of the service or status of another as a:
(A) public servant, witness, prospective witness, or informant; or
(c) An offense under this section is a felony of the third degree unless the victim of the offense was harmed or threatened because of the victim's service or status as a juror, in which event the offense is a felony of the second degree.
Sec. 36.03. COERCION OF PUBLIC SERVANT OR VOTER. (a) A person commits an offense if by means of coercion he:
(1) influences or attempts to influence a public servant in a specific exercise of his official power or a specific performance of his official duty or influences or attempts to influence a public servant to violate the public servant's known legal duty; or
(b) An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor unless the coercion is a threat to commit a felony, in which event it is a felony of the third degree.
The questions that have to be answered:
Did john Murphy threaten to harm anyone?
Of course he threatened harm. His threat was to close down air travel in Texas. The harms are obviously economic but even more than that. He threatened to deny us the right to freely travel using the method that we feel is most expedient. Yep. He threatened to harm us.
Was it the threat of an unlawful act?
It was definitely unlawful. First, the Department of Justice does not regulate air travel. However, he might have been speaking on behalf of someone else. Regardless, this threat was unlawful under Federal law. Title 42 of the United States code makes it unlawful for a Federal agent or employee to deny a person their civil rights. That includes the right to travel and the right to vote and have a republican form of government. His actions directly impacted my right and the right of all Texans to have a republican form of government. Was the threat unlawful? Check.
Was the threat for the purpose of coercing behavior from the Texas Senate?
You bet. Unfortunately for Texas, it worked. He told them specifically what needed to be done through the ultimatum.
Where do we go from here?
It's simple for me. I'm going to continue organizing the people that want Texas independence and we are going to take Texas back from thugs like John Murphy and from collaborators like Kirk Watson and David Dewhurst. And I'm going to do it in a way that they can't stop. Poltically. Economically. Culturally. We will build our numbers and we will secure Texas independence. This is the path that must be taken. It's one that I walk every day so nothing will change in this regard.
However, I do intent to add two additional items to my task list. As soon as I finish typing this, I'm going to file a criminal complaint with the Attorney General's Office against John Murphy. Next, I'm calling my attorney to file a Title 42 Federal lawsuit against John Murphy for violating my right to enjoy a republican form of government.
May 26, 2011