The battle for the border waging between the federal government and the state of Texas is really starting to heat up, which is both terrifying and exciting at the same time. Terrifying because nobody wants to see this situation get worse and possibly come to a civil war — I don’t believe that’s going to be the case — and exciting because we are, for the second time in four years, witnessing a state actually grow a backbone and stand on state’s rights. This is critical in defeating big government. It’s a holding of the federal government to the chains of the Constitution, which is why the 10th Amendment was written in the first place.
However, Democratic lawmakers and activists alike are itching to flex some muscle by demanding the Biden administration take control of the Texas National Guard in order to keep Republican Gov. Greg Abbott from being able to station them at strategic points along the southern border.
Check out the details from the Daily Wire:
Democratic Reps. Joaquin Castro and Greg Casar of Texas accused Abbott of defying the Supreme Court by continuing to station National Guard troops at the southern border and build illegal immigration deterrents out of concertina wire.
“Governor Greg Abbott is using the Texas National Guard to obstruct and create chaos at the border,” Castro stated in a post published on social media. “If Abbott is defying yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling, @POTUS needs to establish sole federal control of the Texas National Guard now.”
Governor Greg Abbott is using the Texas National Guard to obstruct and create chaos at the border.
— Joaquin Castro (@JoaquinCastrotx) January 23, 2024
Casar then said, “Greg Abbott has continued to use political stunts and inflammatory language to advance his own agenda, violating the Constitution and endangering both U.S. citizens and asylum seekers. … I agree with @JoaquinCastrotx: if Abbott is defying yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling, @POTUS needs to establish sole federal control of the Texas National Guard.”
— Congressman Greg Casar (@RepCasar) January 24, 2024
Abbott issued a statement Wednesday accusing Biden of violating his oath of office and facilitating an illegal immigration invasion of the state of Texas.
“The Executive Branch of the United States has a constitutional duty to enforce federal laws protecting States, including immigration laws on the books right now,” Abbott said. “President Biden has instructed his agencies to ignore federal statutes that mandate the detention of illegal immigrants.
“The failure of the Biden Administration to fulfill the duties imposed by Article IV, § 4 has triggered Article I, § 10, Clause 3, which reserves to this State the right of self-defense. For these reasons, I have already declared an invasion under Article I, § 10, Clause 3 to invoke Texas’s constitutional authority to defend and protect itself,” he continued. “That authority is the supreme law of the land and supersedes any federal statutes to the contrary.”
The statement from the Texas governor came right after the United States Supreme Court sided with the Biden administration in a 5-4 vote to life an injunction that had been placed on Border Patrol agents cutting through razor wire installed in places along the border.
Part of the responsibility Joe Biden has as the president is defending our country against national security threats. We are literally being invaded by illegal migrants who are crossing into the country by the hundreds of thousands every month. This has been going on since Biden took office in Jan. 2021. The sheer number of these individuals who have entered the country is mind-blowing.
Consider how many cartel members are now setting up shop in the interior of the U.S., peddling massive amounts of fentanyl smuggled into the country without ever being noticed. Think about how many people will die and the number of those who have died already as a result of overdoses on this illicit substance. This could be prevented by sealing off the border and deporting illegal immigrants to their country of origin.
Oh and there are terrorists who are sneaking into the country through the southern border.
It’s time for the administration to take action in favor of protecting the citizens of the U.S. by sealing off the border with a wall and enforcing immigration laws.