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Where are our legislators on the 10,000 plus Central American citizen caravan?
You would think we were in an election year because a real threat is upon us and not one candidate or sitting representative, including governor, of Arizona’s government has said one thing about the “caravan” threatening to invade our sovereign state and country.
This is an invasion. Invade: “To enter forcefully as an enemy; go into with hostile intent: to enter like an enemy; to enter as if to take possession” to enter and affect injuriously or destructively, to intrude upon; to encroach or infringe upon (to invade the rights of citizens); to permeate.” These are all examples of “Invade” or “Invasion”.
Take any combination of these definitions, individually or together and this is what we face with this mass of illegal invaders upon our rights as a citizen of our country and state. This has been going on for decades while our “representatives” sat silent or impotent.
Under Article I, Section 8, clause 15, Congress has the authority to call up the National Guard or "the Militia" to execute the Laws of the Union, Suppress Insurrections, or Repel Invasions". This is an invasion people. Also, Under Article I, Section 10, Clause 4, the state has a caveat of engaging in war “if invaded or in such imminent danger as will not admit of delay.” If the state can go to war during time of invasion, why would they not be able to defend their border?
The president also has the authority to call up militia. In 1792, congress passed the "Calling Forth Act" which they delegated under the Militia clause, their power to the president to call up the militia and give orders when invasion "appeared imminent." This was further clarified by the Supreme Court in 1827, in Martin v. Mott; saying the president had exclusive right to judge whether there was an exigent circumstance sufficient for calling up the militia. Also, know that the Governors retain concurrent authority to call out their militias to handle civil and "Military emergencies". Precedent is Houston vs. Moore (1820) and it has stood even today.
There will be arguments from both sides as to the validity of anything Trump does to protect our border. I present this as an offer of confident and righteousness in defending our border.
We should attempt political pressure on our border state governors and state legislators to act in support of our defense. This must occur if we are to send a strong message to our southern countries that we will not be invaded by any force or other methods and we are a sovereign state and country determined to remain that way.
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It would seem that our hands are tied. Unless and until the "government", state of federal, call forth the militia, all we can do is follow current law or commit mass murder. Without official sanction, going to the border to physically repel this invasion would be an act of vigilantism, and all who would do so open themselves up to prosecution. I don't agree with this, but I think it's how it would wash out.
Half of our government doesn't want to stop these invaders and the other half doesn't have the testicular fortitude to do so (even as the majority at this time).
Let us remember the 4 boxes our Republic depends on, The Soap Box, The Jury Box, the Ballot Box and the Cartridge Box. The first three haven't worked to preserve our Republic. We may only be left with one choice!
Paul, I have to respectfully disagree. Our hands are not tied, they never are. We don't live in a Communist country where we are at the mercy of our master. Our law permits our action as the keepers of our government.
We differ only in the definition of "de facto" and "de jure". I agree that we the people have the right to protect the country. That is our right "de jure". The government is a massive police force and will use that power to round us up and put us in cages if we attempt to stop this invasion physically, that's "de facto".
You say the "law permits our action" and that may be, but will the government allow us to do so? And if not, what are our options?
It is elections. Candidates are cautious and have little appetite to show intestinal fortitude. Some I do believe are all in for open borders and the NAU.
We talk about not voting for this or that candidate. We must vet, I do and you do. Yet n the end for the general we end up in far too many cases the established candidate the RNC/GOP wants. Our choice then become elect a Sinema or McSally.Neither of those are acceptable. The fear of a Sinema drives even folks on AFA to now vote for McSally.
I place the blame for this pathetic place we find ourselves squarely on the GOP.
Van, I suspect that if the GOP wanted you in the race PAC money would have followed as well. Just guessing though. So yes the state and county GOP in my eyes have some responsibility. You are right to call out voters for lack of contributions.
I feel bad that I had to give small amounts spread over a number of candidates. I made up the shortfall where I could through volunteering and other ways. I live on a small, very small, monthly income. I like to think I tried and made some difference. Perhaps some of the folk just didn't have the $$s to help out.
You are to be commended for throwing your hat in the ring.
It is unlikely that any of the Militia will be called upon to stop any of the Border Jumpers by our government and the Customs and Border Protection supervisors will likely have an SOP for their officers and Agents. It is hard to tell what the order will be from here. Maybe someone with direct contact with current Agents and BP can tell us what they are hearing about the SOP expected to be used on this operation. One thing each of us need to know is don't photograph any of our BP or Customs personnel. It would be better for each of the people going down there to be aware that the cartels don't like us getting involved in this stuff, be careful and anonymous as much as possible. While at or near the border use your radio sparingly don't ratchet jaw. Be careful not to be on the Mexican cell towers as they will cost you about $1 per minute of service. If you have night vision devises bring them and help those who don't have them to be aware what and who is near by. Learn the positions and designations of the area and know where you are incase of problems so you can guide others to the area and stay in touch with your leaders don't make them worry about you. Keep a good supply of batteries and spares with you for all equipment you carry, water and first aid items are essential and don't take chances in bad areas. It used to be that more BP were seriously hurt in falls than in fights and gunfire, if you fall into a depression it may be that your signal won't get out of the hole you are in. If you are going to be in the area work with the people you are assigned to and if BP or active duty LE says to pull back because of something they have going, do it immediately, and be polite it is their front office they are there every day.
You are correct, John, the militias wont' be called on to secure the border by the president, border patrol or the military. However, there is an agreement in place, they are aware of militia being down there on the border and there is communication between all parties.
You know, having worked in a militia on the border, that militia take illegals in custody and turn them over to border patrol, or report the locations an movement to border patrol in the area. Nothing new here.
I ask that you please read the detailed email on this I sent out to you yesterday. It will address some of the points you make here. This is not normal border crossings, this is an invasion and the circumstances are much different. This is OUR land being invaded. We are not protecting foreign soil/countries. This is unprecedented and our response will not be "Textbook" based on previous experience.
We may not agree on fine points, but the bottom line is, we as citizens are threatened and our RIGHT to defend our state and country is just that, our right. We are not being expected to take a spectators position and let the government protect us while we go to work or play golf.
Randy: Good article. As you know, States created the Constitution which created the Federal government as their Agent responsible for 17 specific items; one being to protect the States from invasion. Under the Law of Agency, our States hold the ultimate authority and responsibility for the Constitutions proper interpretation and implementation. Unfortunately, our State legislators and governors don't understand the States rightful role in governing or lack the integrity needed to properly govern. And they are unwilling to learn. They prefer to openly "adhere" to the Constitutions enemies even though it requires committing Treason.
If our government was serious about protecting States from invasion it would be easy to do under the following scenario.; But don't count on it happening. America is a lawless nation.
A SUGGESTION FOR SECURING AMERICA'S BORDERS
Art IV, Sec 4 of the Constitution states:“The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion.” Invasion is defined as: 1. an act of invading; especially: incursion of an army for conquest or plunder and 2. the incoming or spread of something usually hurtful.That the united States are being invaded is unquestionable! We are being invaded for plunder by millions of illegal women and men who are not only taking American jobs and expanding our welfare rolls but sending money back to their home country; thereby adding to the decapitalization of America and a lowering of our standard of living. That the Muslims invading us have conquest on their mind is attested to by the Quran’s position that: "'Apostate' regimes must go. Muslim governments that cooperate with the West and that have not imposed Sharia (Islamic) law are religiously unacceptable and must be violently overthrown."
Under the Constitution, the Federal government has the authority and duty to stop this invasion. Why hasn’t it done so? Is it a lack of willpower or is there another reason? For the answer let’s turn to United Nations policies as cited in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
Article 12 - Everyone shall be free to leave any country, including his own.
Article 13 - Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.
Article 14 - Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.
Article 15 - No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his nationality nor denied the right to change his nationality.
Discussion – Though the Federal government has given lip service to securing our borders it’s never taken any meaningful action to do so nor to inform Americans it can’t as we are now stuck with supporting U.N. policies.This is but one example of why the U.S. must disengage from the U.N. if it’s to control its own destiny. And America must control its own destiny if America is to be made great again!
IF the U.S. wished to stop illegal immigration and was in a position to do so rather than having to support U.N. policy it would be easy. Just accept that we are at war, that war is hell and that casualties during wartime are inevitable. Then, notify everyone possible who is contemplating illegally entering the U.S that doing so would be at the risk of their life. In the interim, install a virtual fence (an Infra-red/laser/motion detection system),deploy some helicopter gunships equipped with grenade launchers and quad 7.62 machine guns at strategic locations along the border and instruct the helicopter crews and border patrol personnel to do whatever it takes to stop illegal entry.
Is this a politically correct solution to illegal immigration? No way! But again, we are at war! We are spending billions of dollars and a lot of American lives in foreign nations to supposedly protect our security (not the real reason) but can’t use force to stop the ongoing invasion of America. How idiotic can America be?
Adopting and implementing such a get tough policy would be an expedient, efficient, and cost effective way to stop illegal immigration in a few short weeks; a much more cost effective way than the building of a wall that can be scaled, tunneled under, or torn down. The challenge: CONVINCE CONGRESS TO USE A LITTLE COMMON SENSE AND TO HONOR THE CONSTITUTION!!! Get us out of the U.N.! Bring our monetary policy out from under the 5th plank of the Communist Manifesto and into conformance with the Constitution! Expunge the ungodly and fraudulently created debt that has placed us in economic bondage to the international bankers.Stop enticing illegal immigration by eliminating all government handouts to illegals. It all comes down to politicians having the courage and the integrity to honor their oath and enforce the Constitution or Americans uniting to insure they do.
It is unfortunate that "we the people" have permitted America to become a lawless nation so far as politicians are concerned and that we lack the good sense required to unite and thereby to put us in a position to assure our law are enforced. I know of no politician that - by acts of omission - hasn't shown their support for our present monetary policy. This inaction is - by definition - an act of "adhering" to enemies of the Constitution which is Treason.