White House Ignored Border Crisis
Last week I asked how it was possible that the media completely missed the so-called “humanitarian crisis” at our southern border until a few weeks ago. There were plenty of warning signs. In fact, the Washington Post reported Saturday that the Obama Administration was warned two years ago.
But such warnings were dismissed because “top officials focused much of their attention on political battles, such as Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign and the push to win congressional support for a broad immigration overhaul, that would have been made more difficult with the addition of a high-profile border crisis.”
One of those sounding the alarm in 2012 was Texas Governor Rick Perry. At an event in Iowa yesterday, Perry said, “If the federal government does not do its constitutional duty to secure the southern border of the United States, the state of Texas will do it.”
Today, Governor Perry responded to Obama’s dereliction of duty and announced that he was ordering the deployment of 1,000 National Guard troops to the border. Good for him.
Meanwhile, back in Washington, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) introduced a resolution last week urging border state governors to follow Perry’s lead by deploying their National Guard units in order to “gain effective control of the southern border of the United States.” Commenting on Barack Obama’s request for $3.7 billion in emergency spending, Rep. King said:
“There is nothing in President Obama’s $3.7 billion request that secures our border. … This crisis is devastating our communities and putting the burden on American taxpayers.… Therefore we call upon the southern border Governors to call up their National Guard units to secure the border. … These are the only supplemental appropriations the House should be considering.”
Gary Bauer – End Of Day 7/21/14
My Opinion: How soon do you think the “Federal Government” will order the Southern States Governor’s NOT to deploy their National Guard? How soon before suit is filed against them by anti-immigration control factions? But, as long as the National Guard continues to enforce what our Federal Government won’t while all this slowly works its way through the court system I’m okay with that. Go Governor Perry!
The Redneck in me says “Shoot a few and leave them where they lay as a warning to the next one.” However, I really don’t approve of killing except in self defense. But we could “wing” a few.. (However, thinking about it. We are in a “self defense” situation…)