The stage is set for what may be a historic constitutional showdown between the federal government and one of the fifty states. After Texas shut down its border to defend its territory and the sovereignty of the nation, as a whole, the Joe Biden administration went to the Supreme Court to keep it open. This week, we learned that five Justices sided with the White House and four with Texas, but Texas officials say it’s not over.
“Texas’ razor wire is an effective deterrent to the illegal crossings Biden encourages,” Governor Greg Abbott posted on X, formerly Twitter. “I will continue to defend Texas’ constitutional authority to secure the border and prevent the Biden Admin from destroying our property.”
It can hardly come as a shock to any American that the Lone Star State cowboyed up. With a storied history of rugged individualism, and its legendary willingness to fight at the drop of a hat, Texas has been sorely afflicted by the administration’s open borders policy with illegal aliens overwhelming local communities. Of course Texas was going to punch back at some point.
What is surprising is that a Supreme Court nominally dominated by conservatives, six of them, sided with an initiative devised to depress American wages, flood the country with new Democratic Party clients, and import militias loyal to the ruling class. Chief Justice John Roberts and Donald Trump appointee, Amy Coney Barrett, partnered with the three liberal Justices to undermine the country’s territorial integrity.
Lots of people have taken to calling what’s happening at the southern border an invasion but it’s something worse than that when people from the inside are opening the door. The Biden administration has tried to obscure its degenerate and destructive project by blaming it on Republicans. It’s the opposition, say Biden validators, who don’t want to fix America’s “broken immigration” system. The reality is that it’s not a “system,” it’s not about “immigration,” and it’s not just “broken.” Rather, it’s a fundamental assault on the constitutional order.
Article 4, section 4 of the U.S. Constitution stipulates that: “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.” And, in 1925, the Supreme Court acknowledged that a primary and essential right of each state is self-preservation.
In the present case, the government of the United States is compelling a state to facilitate its own invasion and illegal occupation by a foreign population. The authors of the Constitution could not have foreseen a chief executive abandoning the border to trafficking cartels, his party aiding and abetting his treason, or a Supreme Court stopping states determined to stop the incursion and thereby save the Union.
The Constitution wasn’t written for perfect human beings. “If angels were to govern men,” as Federalist 51 famously asserts, “neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.” But it wasn’t written for psychopaths either. The Constitution alone can’t reign in a class of pathological elites who actively subvert America’s founding principles and prevent the enforcement of laws in order to advance their interests at the expense of the American people and the sovereignty of the nation. If we’re going to win, we’re going to have to stand up alongside the Constitution and fight for it. And now 25 Republican governors have signed a letter in support of Governor Abbott, with some states already sending their Guardsmen to the Texas border.
The next Republican administration, which polls show may come into office as soon as 2025, must hold to account those responsible for endangering American lives and forfeiting our sovereignty, from the President himself to the directors of federal agencies who have implemented his deranged open borders policy. In the meantime, we stand with Texas, its proud natives, and Governor Greg Abbott, who may be on the verge of writing one of the most important chapters in our history.
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