The right to defend TEXAS

25 Republican Governors Issue Joint Statement Defending Texas’ Right to Self Defense . WE ARE MISSING 2 , WAIT THEY ARE RINO’s !!

Twenty-five GOP governors issued a joint statement Thursday defending Texas’s right to defend itself amid the illegal immigration crisis at the southern border.
The governors said the Biden administration has left America “completely vulnerable." Instead of enforcing the law, the federal government has attacked Texas for protecting U.S. citizens from the historic surge and its deadly consequences, such as the threat of terrorists entering the U.S. and from drugs like fentanyl that are killing Americans in record numbers, according to the DEA.

“We stand in solidarity with our fellow Governor, Greg Abbott, and the State of Texas in utilizing every tool and strategy, including razor wire fences, to secure the border,” the letter says. “We do it in part because the Biden Administration is refusing to enforce immigration laws already on the books and is illegally allowing mass parole across America of migrants who entered our country illegally.

“The authors of the U.S. Constitution made clear that in times like this, states have a right of self-defense, under Article 4, Section 4 and Article 1, Section 10, Clause 3 of the U.S. Constitution,” the governors continue. “Because the Biden Administration has abdicated its constitutional compact duties to the states, Texas has every legal justification to protect the sovereignty of our states and our nation.”
Governors Kay Ivey (AL), Mike Dunleavy (AK), Sarah Sanders (AR), Ron DeSantis (FL), Brian Kemp (GA), Brad Little (ID), Eric Holcomb (IN), Kim Reynolds (IA), Jeff Landry (LA), Tate Reeves (MS), Mike Parson (MO), Greg Gianforte (MT), Jim Pillen (NE), Joe Lombardo (NV), Chris Sununu (NH), Doug Burgum (ND), Mike DeWine (OH), Kevin Stitt (OK), Henry McMaster (SC), Kristi Noem (SD), Bill Lee (TN), Spencer Cox (UT), Glenn Youngkin (VA), Jim Justice (WV), and Mark Gordon (WY) signed the letter.
The adjective “Orwellian” can be overused in our political discourse. But how else to describe a situation in which the federal government abdicates its responsibility to secure the nation’s wide-open border and then, when a state steps up to help stanch the bleeding, is told by that same federal government to stop – and, for good measure, that its efforts to help secure the border via a new razor-wire barrier will be undone?
In America’s federalist constitutional order, both the federal government and the states act as fully sovereign actors operating within their delineated spheres of legitimate governing authority. The federal government – which was initially created in the late 1780s by the then-preexisting states – is in no position whatsoever to demand that states deliberately undermine their own sovereignty. That is especially true when the federal government itself obstinately refuses to secure the nation’s territorial integrity, as has been the case throughout Joe Biden’s disastrous presidency.

That both the federal government and the states may wield power as fully sovereign entities within our constitutional order is Constitutional Law 101.


More selective law enforcement by Feds with encouragement from the " VESTED INTERESTS " Those buses were going the wrong way. Theyshpuld have gone back to Mexico!!!


Unless Trump is elected, the busses only go one way… the wrong way.


It will be up to citizens soon! If not now then when?


dems are demanding a citizen revolt and they just may get more than they expect . They think blacks can get nasty when they riot.

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Texas is defending itself against an “invasion” of its border in an increasingly bitter row with the Biden administration over America’s escalating migrant crisis.

Greg Abbott, the Texas governor, has accused Joe Biden of being a “lawless” president and invoked the state’s right to “self-defence” along its border with Mexico.

He argued the US government was violating its constitutional duty to “enforce” immigration law amid record numbers of crossings at America’s southwest border.

The governor has spearheaded efforts by Republican-led border states to test the limits of Mr Biden’s administration’s authority over immigration powers.

Amid the most extreme measures taken, Mr Abbott has declared an “invasion” of Texas’ borders, invoking the state’s “constitutional authority to defend and protect itself” – in essence the right to wage war when invaded.

Legal experts have called it “a constitutional crisis in the making”, but half of America’s governors have sided with Mr Abbott in the standoff with the federal government.

“We do it in part because the Biden administration is refusing to enforce immigration laws already on the books and is illegally allowing mass parole across America of migrants who entered our country illegally,” the 25 GOP governors said in a joint statement.

Many have also pledged to provide Texas with additional resources, with South Dakota’s governor Kristi Noem and Ohio’s governor Mike DeWine offering up their states’ national guard troops.

It is the latest flash-point in an acrimonious debate between Republican governors and the White House over how to manage the influx of migrants the US has seen in the last few years.

More than six million illegal crossings have been recorded since Mr Biden took office – a figure that has become a political albatross for the president as he seeks a second term, with voters regularly citing the border as a key election issue in polls.

Governor Greg Abbott, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), and the Texas National Guard continue to work together to secure the border; stop the smuggling of drugs, weapons, and people into Texas; and prevent, detect, and interdict transnational criminal activity between ports of entry.

Since the launch of Operation Lone Star, the multi-agency effort has led to over 496,700 illegal immigrant apprehensions and more than 38,700 criminal arrests, with more than 35,100 felony charges. In the fight against the fentanyl crisis, Texas law enforcement has seized over 454 million lethal doses of fentanyl during this border mission.

Texas has also transported:

  • Over 12,500 migrants to Washington, D.C. since April 2022
  • Over 37,500 migrants to New York City since August 2022
  • Over 31,200 migrants to Chicago since August 2022
  • Over 3,400 migrants to Philadelphia since November 2022
  • Over 16,000 migrants to Denver since May 18
  • Over 1,500 migrants to Los Angeles since June 14

Operation Lone Star continues to fill the dangerous gaps created by the Biden Administration’s refusal to secure the border. Every individual who is apprehended or arrested and every ounce of drugs seized would have otherwise made their way into communities across Texas and the nation due to President Joe Biden’s open border policies.
“Texas has a right as a state to stop criminals from coming into our state, to make arrests of those criminals—and we have National Guard as well as Texas Department of Public Safety officers who are there to make those arrests and to deny illegal entry,” said Governor Abbott. “And Joe Biden actually does have an option here. Joe Biden’s option is to enforce the laws of the United States and stop this illegal entry.”

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Where is the fight against the SPECIAL INTERESTS that benefit using the illegsls!!!

With a 1 party system very little changes ! Lobbyist are in control and if you want those goodies they dish out stay OUT of the FIGHT !!!

The Tyranny of Federalizing Troops to Undermine America’s National Sovereignty (

Allen West
| Jan 29, 2024
I was born and raised in Georgia. I attended the University of Tennessee – the Volunteers – and now reside in Texas, where I finished my military career. I can tell you that there is a ruggedness in the Lone Star State that can be traced back to names like Sam Houston, Davy Crockett, Mirabeau Lamar, Thomas Jefferson Rusk, James Fanin, William Barret Travis, and Jim Bowie. This is the state that was first its own Republic and fought for its independence all alone. Rough men stood on a field and dared the vaunted Mexican cavalry to "Come and Take It.” Texas is home to The Alamo, a sacred place embodying the purest definition of courage and honor. This is the place where men met at Washington on the Brazos in a windowless wooden cabin and wrote a Declaration of Independence, the only state in the Union with such. The San Jacinto battlefield is the site where Texas secured its independence, defeating Santa Anna and his army in 18 minutes.
Joe Biden has foolishly decided to take on Texas over his unconstitutional and treasonous undermining of our national sovereignty.

I am sure there are the leftist detractors who will say, "But Colonel, the SCOTUS ruled . . . " Well, the SCOTUS got it wrong, very wrong. Last week I posted a detailed exegesis of the fallacy, and danger, of their decision. The federal government cannot disregard and abdicate an enumerated constitutional duty – Article IV, Section 4, the Guarantee Clause – and expect the States to have no recourse. The Founding Fathers understood that, hence enumerated the power to the States, Article I, Section 10, Clause 3, to take action “if actually invaded, under imminent danger, and without any admit of delay.” It doesn’t take a constitutional scholar to be able to read and comprehend that.

As a result, Biden has threatened to “federalize” the Texas National Guard and force them to comply with his unconstitutional actions of implementing an open borders policy. First of all, I know a bit about federalizing the Texas National Guard. As an artillery battalion commander in the 4th Infantry Division, one of my subordinate firing units was in the Texas National Guard. As we prepared to deploy for Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2002, I remember the Division Commander, the late General Raymond Odierno asking me at the National Training Center if I could get the unit trained up for the deployment. I knew he would be asking and briefed him on a two-week training plan. The unit was requested under Title X they were activated.
Joe Biden and the progressive socialist left seek dictatorial tyranny. Then again, it was Joe Biden who spoke of the federal government having F-15s and nuclear weapons, a direct threat to American citizens. All uniformed members of our Armed Forces take an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. I have yet to see any article, section, or clause in the Constitution that supports open borders and wanton illegal immigration. Heck, I find it quite telling that Biden would seek to federalize the Texas National Guard to enable the continued flow of single military-aged males, illegally, into our Republic but not have them conduct operations to regain operational control of our border from the transnational narco-criminal terrorists, the cartels. Or why is it that Biden has remained silent about pro-Hamas terrorist groups holding violent marches in our nation? After all, Hamas is still holding Americans hostage and killed Americans on October 7, 2023.


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This is all theatrical nonsense! Another distraction while the man behind the curtain is pulling a fast one!


The Constitution Favors Texas

Jonathan Emord

Jonathan Emord | Jan 30, 2024

In less than one week, from December 17 to December 20, 12,000 illegals were encountered by Border Patrol at Eagle Pass, Texas. The criminal and terrorist cartels, not the Biden Administration, determine who enters. Biden has not only abdicated his constitutional duty to take care that the immigration laws are faithfully executed, but he has also refused to exercise his Article II obligation to function as a Commander-in-Chief by defending the United States against foreign invasion. Indeed, he has threatened to employ the nation’s military not against the criminal cartels but against Texas for daring to defend itself and its people from a massive illegal invasion.
Biden’s actions usurp the irreducible reserved power of the states to defend themselves. The matter is ripe for the Supreme Court to rise in defense of the Constitution and against Biden’s abuses, but will it?

Among those crossing into the U.S. and being processed as asylum seekers; signed up for welfare, food stamps, and Medicaid; provided cash; and given tickets by federally funded non-governmental organizations to locations across the country are not only criminal trespassers but also violent offenders and national security risks–drug traffickers, sex traffickers, gang members, spies, and terrorists.

The Biden Administration demands that Texas not take any action to prevent virtually unrestricted entry. Texas refuses, explaining that it cannot countenance the ruination of its state and citizens. Texas is demanding that the feds stand down to allow the Texas State Guard and the National Guard summoned by Governor Abbott to do what the feds refuse to do: secure the Texas border. The Guard continues to hold the line against federal Border Patrol at Shelby Park in Eagle Pass. A constitutional crisis is upon us. Which sovereign, federal or state, has the Constitution on its side? Under the plain and intended meaning of Article I, Section 10, Clause 3, Texas has an expressly recognized, retained power to defend its state and people against invasion and imminent danger.
Texas and National Guard have placed concertina wire over the 47-acre Shelby Park. hose Guard now occupy the Park area, restricting U.S. Border Patrol access and preventing removal of the wire. In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court vacated without opinion a Fifth Circuit decision enjoining the U.S. Border Patrol from removing the wire, but Texas will not budge and insists that the wire remain. Biden threatens force against Texas, but Governor Abbott has thus far remained resolute in opposition. Biden has not yet federalized the National Guard or sent the U.S. military into Shelby Park to confront the Guard.

Under the Constitution, no state relinquished its power of self-defense when entering the Union. The reservation of self-defense power is confirmed not only by constitutional provisions recognizing the existence of state militia but also by the specific language of Clause 4 of Article I, Section 10 and the general language of the Tenth Amendment.

“No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, . . . keep troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace, enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power, or engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay,” Section 10 reads in pertinent part.

If a state is “actually invaded” or is “in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay,” it is possessed of even war power. But what did the Founding Fathers mean by “actual invasion?”

In Melendez v. City of New York, 16 F.4th 992, 1018 (2d Cir. 2021), the Second Circuit confirmed that a state may make war “if it is ‘actually invaded’ or facing ‘imminent Danger’ not admitting of delay.”

On June 16, 1788, in the Virginia debate on ratifying the Constitution, James Madison elucidated the meaning of Section 10. For Madison, the term “actual invasion” was not narrow in scope. It embraced even mere trespassers who entered a state before they committed a single act of criminality. He gave an example of Section 10’s applicability in Virginia: “There were a number of smugglers” who entered Virginia, he explained, “who were too formidable for the civil power to overcome. The military quelled the sailors, who otherwise would have perpetrated their intentions.” That action he used to illustrate the meaning of Section 10.

To a far greater extent than smugglers entering Virginia, those entering Texas includes individuals who have engaged in theft, drug trafficking, sex trafficking, conspiracy to commit acts of terror, and even murderers. Texas has the retained power to repel the invasion in defense of Texas and Texans. The mere presence of federal law investing in federal authorities a power to protect the border is of no consequence when the power is not being used to stop the invasion. Rather, Texas is “actually” being invaded and is facing imminent Danger to the lives, liberties, and properties of its people**. If the massive illegal entry into Texas does not constitute an ”invasion” within the meaning of this Section, nothing could qualify**. A construction so limited would disable sovereigns, the states, from exercising their retained powers to defend citizens of the states when the federal government fails to do so.

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Terrorist Caught Illegally Crossing The Border Was Allowed To Roam Free For Nearly A Year, Memo Says

Federal authorities caught a terrorist at the U.S. southern border and released him into the country, where he roamed freely for nearly a year before being arrested in Minnesota just days ago, according to an internal federal memo exclusively obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation.

The unnamed individual, who the memo only identifies as a member of the Somali terror group al-Shabaab, was released shortly after being caught illegally crossing the southern border near San Ysidro, California on March 13, 2023, according to the memo, which the DCNF is not publishing in order to protect the identity of a confidential source. The Terrorist Screening Center “deemed him a ‘mismatch’” after running his name through the terror watchlist, according to the memo, which was sent to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials.

However, on January 18, 2024, the Terrorist Screening Center “made a redetermination” that the individual was “a confirmed member of al-Shabaab” and was involved in the use, manufacture or transport of explosives or firearms, the memo states. Two days later, ICE nabbed the al-Shabaab member in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (RELATED: Feds See Highest Ever Number Of Southern Border Crossings In A Single Month)

Border Patrol caught 172 terror watchlist suspects attempting to enter the U.S. illegally during fiscal year 2023. Former homeland security officials say the constant deluge of illegal immigrants hitting the southern border is making it easier for bad actors to slip into the country.

“Many within the Biden administration, including Secretary Mayorkas, have repeatedly assured us that the vetting process at the border is comprehensive and complete,” John Fabbricatore, a retired ICE field director who now sits on the National Immigration Center for Enforcement’s (NICE) board, told the DCNF. “However, we continue to witness alarming instances where terrorists are able to freely roam the United States for months after being released at the border before their criminal and terrorist histories come to light.”

The number of suspected terrorists caught trying to illegally cross the southern border continues to grow. Border Patrol agents apprehended 50 illegal immigrants on the terror watchlist between October and December of last year, according to federal data. For comparison, there were a total of 30 such encounters between fiscal years 2017 and 2020.

Instead of carrying out his duty as president to “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed,” which includes our immigration laws, Biden has violated his oath of office and is acting like a bully to violate the law, threaten states like Texas that are faced with a desperate situation, and thwart the will of the people who want a secure border and the rising tide of illegal immigration stopped.

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“Since the beginning of the fiscal year 2021, 331 known or suspected terrorists have been caught crossing the southern border,” Roy said. “The fact is, there is an increasing number of known individuals affiliated with dangerous groups across this world that are flooding into the United States because this administration refuses to carry out its constitutional duty to maintain operational control of the border.”
“They have a duty under the Constitution … and every other norm of leadership of any sovereign state, to protect your citizens, period, full stop. There is no exception to that,” Roy told Fox News Digital. “And if the Supreme Court wants to ignore that truth, which a slim majority did, Texas still had the duty, Texas leaders still have the duty, to defend their people.”


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