From Dr. Derek Ellerman
Let us rule out a few things:
- There is an ongoing invasion on our southern border. December again saw historic numbers – with 300,000 illegal border crossings.
- Between the Air National Guard and the Army National Guard there are 400,000 National Guardsmen.
- The nominal mission of the National Guard is to protect America.
Now, with that out of the way, it’s time for a simple proposal or two.
Militarize the border. Deploy the National Guard. Finish the wall. Designate all cartels as terrorist organizations.
America is being invaded, no more excuses.
— Andrew Pollack (@AndrewPollackFL) January 7, 2023
RELATED: Another record: Nearly 314,000 apprehensions, Gotaways at southern border in December
Use the National Guard to protect our nation
While the idea isn’t new, the fact that it hasn’t seen widespread, universal adoption is a good example of how serious this country is.
In the great state of Texas, State Rep. Brian Slaton introduced legislation to “protect the Texas National Guard from being assigned to active combat duty in unconstitutional wars.”
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While not new, the practice of sending our Home Guard, weekend warriors thousands of miles from home into undeclared wars at the pleasure of the president, has taken on absurd proportions since 9/11.
A quick Google search reveals:
Perhaps the most horrific example the best – Governor of Wisconsin
Mr. Magoo While Tony Evers removed Wisconsin National Guard members from the US border, Wisconsin Guard members were sent 7,000 miles away to Afghanistan.
That last example is not a good match for lighting the fires of change, and brings me to my main point.
Texas Rep. Slaton’s bill allows the National Guard to be deployed overseas only when Congress actually declares war, as required by the Constitution. (That topic is another piece entirely, but fits here.)
Texas Scorecard Reports:
In an interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson last week, Gov. Greg Abbott revealed that thousands of Texas National Guardsmen have been sent around the world instead of being on the front line along the southern border.
“Texas leads all the states in the country in deploying our National Guard to areas around the world, and so thousands of our National Guard are in other countries right now,” Abbott said.
With all due respect, Governor Abbott, have you thought, say, doing Something about that?
And doesn’t that message look different from the one below?
Texas had to take unprecedented action because of Biden’s refusal to secure our southern border.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) January 4, 2023
RELATED: State of emergency in El Paso as Border Patrol reports record illegal entries
So here we have it our A country under real invasion. According to the best numbers I can find, there are only 5,000 of Texas’ 21,000 guards on the border.
How about this: The National Guard really does protect our Nation, instead of nations 10,000 miles from our shores?
If that fails, and the National Guard is forced to act as a foreign fighting force, how can the states once again create real militias, controlled solely by the states?
As often happens, the advent of unnecessary foreign wars greatly expanded the power of the federal government and brought about a fundamental change in the traditions of our republic; In 1916, during WWI, when the National Guard was unionized.
Remember the first and most important rule of all politics, friends: War is the health of the state.
As we have seen, Uncle Sam has no interest in protecting this nation. So what other options do we have?
- Don’t do anything
- Decentralize the existing National Guard back to state-governance
- If that fails, establish new militias.
I am open to other suggestions.
And as a prelude to any naysayers: Yes, and how is it working?
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