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18775-states-retain-authority-to-secure-borders-against-illegalsThe New American:

Thursday, 24 July 2014 12:45

 

States Retain Authority to Secure Borders Against Illegals

 

Written by Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.

Governor Rick Perry of Texas has taken the defense of Texas into his own hands, deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops to his state’s border with Mexico. Accusing the federal government of offering nothing but “lip service” on securing the southern border, Perry declared, "I will not stand idly by while our citizens are under assault and little children from Central America are detained in squalor. We are too good of a country.”

 

Regardless of whether Perry’s actions serve to stem the tide of illegal immigrants flooding across the border, the effort of a state government to take control of its own safety is constitutionally sound and should be praised by all constitutionalists

 

As James Madison wrote in Federalist, No. 45, "The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement, and prosperity of the State." Surely, the securing of borders falls within this description of state authority. Scissors-32x32.png


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The Texas laws and Constitution notwithstanding, the nature of the Union of States under the federal Constitution afford you that protection

 

Liberty or Laws? — Militia in Aid of Our Neighbor

 

By Gary Hunt July 23, 2014

In the previous article (Militia in Defense of the State), we discussed the right of the People to defend themselves, if Congress, the President, and the governor of their state, all abrogate their responsibility to protect us from invasion. If the need therein suggested arises, we must first question whether the Congress, the President, or the governor of the state, by abrogating responsibility, allowing a foreign invasion, without challenge, have become “enemies, domestic”, along side of the “enemies, foreign”.

 

Regardless of how we perceive those in government who have failed in their responsibilities, the question will arise whether a person from one state has the right to go to another state, in aid of the militia of that second state. Given the current nature on the ongoing invasion, along the southern border, it would make sense to recognize that Ohio is not in need of immediate aid, though one of the border states (California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas) is.Scissors-32x32.png

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