If you want an example of what happens when a man of action sees a problem that needs fixing… watch this video.
Unless you’ve been completely out of the loop for the last few weeks, you will know by now that Lt. Col. Allen West (Ret.) is officially taking a run at replacing Abbott as Governor of Texas.
He’s not riding in with platitudes and slogans. He has identified a specific problem, and he has a plan of attack to address it.
That problem is Biden’s Broken Border.
Biden’s unconstitutional decision has precipitated a catastrophe whose fallout Texas, and many other States, have had to deal with.
The chaos swirling around the border now has been exploited by the criminal cartels. But there is a real solution… and, as you might expect from a man accustomed to being in military command, West has provided step-by-step details of what reasserting Texan sovereignty over those criminal elements will look like.
West knows it will take boots on the ground — the National Guard — to interdict this criminal invasion entering from what is effectively a failed state.
West understands Federalism and the inherent rights of THESE United States to protect their sovereignty from foreign threats, even if the Federal government lacks the will or ability to do so.
He cites two specific clauses of the Constitution relevant for the empowerment of States to act in their own defense. He emphasizes the final thought, ‘…unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay’.
Article I, Section 10, Clause 3
No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any Duty of Tonnage, keep Troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace, enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power, or engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay. — ConstitutionAnnotated
Article IV, Section 4:
The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence. — ConstitutionAnnotated
If Biden refuses to rise to the responsibility of leadership and defense of the Constitution, it falls next to the individual Governors to step up to the responsibilities shirked by their counterparts in D.C..
The Cartels will be named by Texas as criminal terrorist organizations, which opens up a specific range of legal powers that can be leveraged against them, including the freezing and seizure of assets to create a border security fund. It also lets you arrest operatives on US soil who have been working as associates of these criminal cartels.
We’ve also found over 200 tunnels originating in Mexico. He talks about that. He goes into the remittances, to the tune of $36 Billion being wired to the Northern Triangle countries, and he explains what can be done about those… taxing those remittances at the highest tax rate so they ‘can pay their fair share’.
Bannon asks West the obvious question … what if Biden fights you every step of the way?
West’s answer was perfectly on point.
‘I would be happy for Joe Biden to throw down hard against me as Governor of Texas and try to tell me that I should not be stopping the flow of human and sex trafficking.’
Remind us — what has Abbott been doing to secure Texans from the threat West has outlined so clearly?
Uh, yeah. That’s what we thought. This primary is going to get rowdy!
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