The gloves are off!
Despite the Supreme Court seemingly ruling with the Biden Administration on the border wall and border defense (more on that down below), Texas is NOT backing down.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott is claiming an absolute right of Texas for Self Defense — and he’s 100% right.
Take a look:
Here is his statement just released:
My statement on Texas’ constitutional right to self-defense. pic.twitter.com/seNFZdmujP
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) January 24, 2024
Here’s a Zoom-in:
Full transcript here if that’s better for you:
G O V E R N O R G R E G A B B O T T
January 24, 2024
The federal government has broken the compact between the United States and the States. The Executive Branch of the United States has a constitutional duty to enforce federal laws protecting States, including immigration laws on the books right now. President Biden has refused to enforce those laws and has even violated them. The result is that he has smashed records for illegal immigration.
Despite having been put on notice in a series of letters—one of which I delivered to him by hand—President Biden has ignored Texas’s demand that he perform his constitutional duties.
- President Biden has violated his oath to faithfully execute immigration laws enacted by Congress. Instead of prosecuting immigrants for the federal crime of illegal entry, President Biden has sent his lawyers into federal courts to sue Texas for taking action to secure the border.
- President Biden has instructed his agencies to ignore federal statutes that mandate the detention of illegal immigrants. The effect is to illegally allow their en masse parole into the United States.
- By wasting taxpayer dollars to tear open Texas’s border security infrastructure, President Biden has enticed illegal immigrants away from the 28 legal entry points along this State’s southern border—bridges where nobody drowns—and into the dangerous waters of the Rio Grande.
Under President Biden’s lawless border policies, more than 6 million illegal immigrants have crossed our southern border in just 3 years. That is more than the population of 33 different States in this country. This illegal refusal to protect the States has inflicted unprecedented harm on the People all across the United States.
James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and the other visionaries who wrote the U.S. Constitution foresaw that States should not be left to the mercy of a lawless president who does nothing to stop external threats like cartel smuggling millions of illegal immigrants across the border. That is why the Framers included both Article IV, § 4, which promises that the federal government “shall protect each [State] against invasion,” and Article I, § 10, Clause 3, which acknowledges “the States’ sovereign interest in protecting their borders.” Arizona v. United States, 567 U.S. 387, 419 (2012) (Scalia, J., dissenting).
The failure of the Biden Administration to fulfill the duties imposed by Article IV, § 4 has triggered Article I, § 10, Clause 3, which reserves to this State the right of self-defense. For these reasons, I have already declared an invasion under Article I, § 10, Clause 3 to invoke Texas’s constitutional authority to defend and protect itself. That authority is the supreme law of the land and supersedes any federal statute to the contrary. The Texas National Guard, the Texas Department of Public Safety, and other Texas personnel are acting on that authority, as well as state law, to secure the Texas border.
Governor of Texas
Even Elon Musk replied to Gov. Abbott’s Tweet giving the Governor and State of Texas his full support:
Texas is absolutely right.
This administration is deliberately breaking the law by aiding and abetting illegal immigration at an unprecedented scale!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 25, 2024
And the movement is growing….
Governors from 17 states have come out in full support of Texas and said they support Texas as needed:
BREAKING: Governors from seventeen states have now declared that they stand with Texas. pic.twitter.com/dnDle69X7a
— Leading Report (@LeadingReport) January 25, 2024
Are we about to have a Civil War break out between Federal and the States?
Is the Biden Regime so far gone that the states will have to band together to shut down the Federal Government?
We’re on that path!
While obviously not a border state, we’re all one country — here is Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds:
When the federal government fails, states step in. Iowa sent the Iowa National Guard and State Troopers down to the border last year to stop this invasion.
Iowa stands with Texas. https://t.co/I5YKjyKxJt
— Gov. Kim Reynolds (@IAGovernor) January 25, 2024
Here is Louisiana Gov. Jeff Landry standing with Texas:
Louisiana Gov. Jeff Landry stands with Texas:
"Under our Constitution, states are still sovereign. We have the right to protect our citizens." pic.twitter.com/0W7MidV3Y8
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) January 25, 2024
And while the Supreme Court’s ruling may initially seem bad for Patriots and confusion over why Amy Coney Barrett “flipped”….I had previously written this for some different perspective:
EDITOR’S NOTE: the Editorial Board at WLTReport.com believes this is actually the right decision on the law. And it just might set the stage for President Trump to swiftly build his entire border wall when he is back in office. The Biden Regime has bad intent and will use this to further weaken the Border, but legally speaking Federal Law should prevail when it comes to issues of National Security. Now instead of certain towns, cities or states holding up President Trump, now we have another precedent in place that will grease the skids for President Trump to rapidly secure our Border. Interesting move. It looks bad on the surface right now, but this may be a major decision in Trump’s favor over the next 4 years.