More dangerous than anything is that this policy vacuum, the fault of the United States and Texas, is being filled by cartels and dangerous forces
of every kind. Total anarchy is allowed to fester here while a feckless Texas delegation in the US Congress are paralyzed within their own slothfulness
and a governor whose ignorance of his own authority is only surpassed by his complete indifference for his fellow Texans. The property rights of our fellow Texans are dissolving in front of our eyes. Texans must rally! The property rights we defend today, could be the property rights we will wish we had tomorrow. Most compelling is the authority the Texas Governor has at his disposal to thwart this. Though the United States abdicates its role in protecting its border, it does not stop Texas from defending the sovereignty of the Texas border. The fact that they are same is a matter of geography NOT jurisdiction.
Texas has the jurisdiction over the Texas border just like it does over its border with Oklahoma. Texas and Oklahoma had a boundary dispute that was only resolved as recently as 2000. But this case is an international border with real financial, physical, psychological and medical threats abound. But all the parties in the United States and Texas are paralyzed. If the citizens of Martha’s Vineyard can react so rapidly for 50 illegal aliens on their Island, why the dilly dally from the Governor of the world’s 9th largest economy? Is it a simple matter of cowardice and lethargy? Shouldn’t the Texas governor be as incensed for his fellow Texans as those who govern the Island of Martha’s Vineyard?
Ken Cuccinelli at a recent border symposium at the Texas Capital, spelled out specifically the powers governors have and have invoked in years gone by.
1. Recognize that this has deteriorated from an immigration crisis, to a border crisis and now a private property crisis of Texans living on the border
2. Outline the failure of the Federal government under Article IV, Section 4 >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.
3. Followed with a clear justification statement under Article I, Section 10 \, Clause 3 “… or engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit delay.
Our fellow Texans are losing their homes, their businesses, their pursuit of happiness. They are being invaded by evermore violent marauding hordes, while our Texas governor buses out those who might desire a change of scenery.
Governor Abbott declare an invasion. Empower Texans to come to the aid of our fellow Texans living on the border. Push these marauding gangs back into Mexico and end this destruction of Texas Sovereignty along the Rio Grande. Heed the words of Governor Hogg.
You have the authority! Where is your compassion for your fellow Texans? Where are your convictions to the office you hold and seek?