(Rallying Patriots) – In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a crisis at the southern border. Thousands upon thousands of illegal immigrants continue to pour across into our country, soaking up needed resources, placing higher burdens on taxpayers while our economy experiences record inflation and sky high gas prices.
You’d never know that’s happening though. The mainstream media is doing its best to bury the whole thing and act like it’s not happening. It’s getting much harder to hide, much to their chagrin.
According to a piece from The Western Journal penned by Gen. Michael Flynn, it’s time for governors to stop talking a big game and actually take action to protect their borders.
“Although I support all forms of state resistance to the border policies of our lawless federal government, Americans need to distinguish between theatrical and real resistance,” Flynn stated toward the beginning of the piece.
Flynn says that Americans need to step up to the plate and start pushing for their officials, especially their governors, to resist federal overreach that is having a negative impact on their daily lives and is harming the fabric of American society.
The former general pointed out that we are hearing news of new caravans of thousands of illegals moving northward toward our country on an almost daily basis.
“One story reported on many hundreds of illegals from 11 different countries sprinting across the border in just a couple of hours. The most recent report this author has seen was on the dangerous barrios of Venezuela being emptied of the worst criminal offenders, essentially flushing themselves of destructive elements and sending them due north to invade America,” the report said.
He then took some time in the piece to look at some of the approaches being used by governors to try and stop the invasion of illegals, though he believes they are more political theater than actual steps to end the crisis.
“In April, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced he wanted illegal immigrants who are caught by federal agents in Texas to be sent directly to Washington, D.C., to the doorstep of the Biden administration. Abbott said the transport would be ‘voluntary’ and signed a directive to the Texas Division of Emergency Management ordering the procurement of buses, planes or other means of ‘evacuating’ illegals from the state,” he wrote.
Flynn continued, “A week later, Texas delivered the first busload of illegal aliens to Washington, while promising to send more. Apparently tongue-in-cheek, Abbott claimed, ‘By busing migrants to Washington, D.C., the Biden administration will be able to more immediately meet the needs of the people they are allowing to [illegally] cross our border.'”
The thing is, according to Flynn, the public has been informed that the illegals who have gotten on these buses are not in the custody of law enforcement and are allowed to go wherever they want once they get to D.C.
He then noted that Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced last month that his state would be joining with Texas in sending illegal immigrants to Washington.
“Likewise, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis responded to his discovery that the Biden administration was flying ‘multiple planeloads of illegal immigrants … into his state in the dead of night and under the radar,'” Flynn wrote.
Flynn noted that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis also adopted this same strategy, however he realized that this wasn’t going to work saying “the feds just release them anyways.” He then stated that “Abbott should send them back across the border.” DeSantis said he would send some resources to the Lone Star State to assist in this course of action.
“In April, Republican governors announced the formation of the American Governors’ Border Strike Force, designed to ‘respond to the ripple effects of spiraling illegal immigration that include human trafficking and illegal drugs.’ Twenty-six, representing a majority of America’s governors, have signed on to the new initiative. This is a good first step,” Flynn stated in the piece.
He then stated that Ducey has described the effort as a plan to “share information [and] law enforcement assets so that we can track down cartels and drug activity to not only put the bad guys behind bars, but to eliminate and reduce the number of overdose deaths that are happening in our schools, neighborhoods, and cities.”
Flynn noted that there are numerous issues this country cannot solve while our borders are open, including the massive drug problem we have in this nation.
“Sharing information to facilitate the prosecution of crimes by illegals is great, but it simply doesn’t make a dent in stopping the inflow of illegals. More action by every governor must now be taken,” he wrote.
One important step that needs to be taken, according to Flynn, is the building of a wall along the southern border, a work that President Donald Trump attempted to complete but was met with resistance every step of the way, though he was still able to erect over 450 miles of brand new border wall.
That’s a good start.
“In June 2021, Abbott announced he would continue building the border wall that Trump had begun using a mix of state funds and contributions from the public to help defray the cost. The wall, which I have walked along, was to be installed on state land along with private property that the owners agreed to provide for that purpose,” the piece stated.
As of April, the Texas Facilities Commission provided an update on the construction of the wall being built by Abbott. Only 1.7 miles had been completed. That’s pathetic.
“While we should be grateful for any wall, add a meager 1.7 miles to the Trump wall of 452 miles and compare that to the total length of the U.S.-Mexico border — 1,954 miles — and you now know why we have an invasion taking place,” Flynn said in the piece.
“Recently and importantly, there was an opportunity for Republican governors to demand that Congress reject the Biden proposal to appropriate $40 billion to protect Ukraine’s border while refusing to spend a small fraction of that amount on Trump’s wall. But the governors were silent,” he continued.
“What Abbott and Ducey and the others must do is stop reinforcing the theory that only the federal government has the right and the duty to protect the border. According to our Constitution and Scalia, that view is deeply flawed historically and legally. Each state is a sovereign entity and has a responsibility to protect its borders, thus protecting its citizens,” Flynn said.
“For example, Ducey’s likely successor, Kari Lake, has issued a proposal that goes well beyond merely calling on the Biden administration to fulfill the responsibility of securing the border. She has proposed using the states’ inherent power to resist invasions to build a real border wall, enter into an interstate border compact, and use state National Guard troops to repel the border invasion. That’s not rhetoric — that’s action,” the retired general stated.
Flynn then said, “There is no more time to wait. The federal government simply cannot be trusted. The states must step in and defend their citizens with more than theatrics.”
He then pointed out that the left would definitely push back, but that’s the way our Constitution must be defended.
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