Biden vs. Texas: A Federal Right to Lawlessness?
The radical government in Washington is not incompetent: It’s immoral. This has real-world consequences at the southern border and throughout the nation.
Since Joe Biden took the White House, more than 7 million illegal immigrants have been apprehended at the southern border, and a flood of largely unaccompanied military-age males has escaped apprehension. Choosing between this stark fact and out-of-control inflation—a not-unrelated issue—American voters now say that illegal immigration is their number one policy concern.
The Biden regime is finally mobilizing itself to deal with this crisis. How? By openly combating the state of Texas to prevent it from enforcing the law!
Texas national guardsmen have been installing razor wire along the Rio Grande to deter illegal aliens from crossing, but Federal Border patrol agents have been coming along behind them to lift or cut the wire. So in an appalling contravention of the law, Biden is ordering Border Patrol agents to help illegals get into the country.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has sued the Biden administration for this lawless behavior, but in November, a federal judge denied his request to stop the Border Patrol from reopening the border. Paxton appealed this decision to the Supreme Court, but on January 22, the Supreme Court issued a ruling allowing the Border Patrol to continue carrying out Biden’s orders.
We now have a true constitutional crisis in progress. Texas Governor Greg Abbott has argued that Texas has a right to defend itself against invasion and the Biden administration has “broken the compact between the United States and the states.”
On January 23, a Fox News reporter asked National Security Spokesman John Kirby the question millions of Americans are wondering: “Why are you guys making it easier for people to enter the country illegally?” Kirby eventually admitted that Border Patrol agents were cutting the razor wire to gain “the access they need to better process the people who are trying to get across the border.”
Now even the Border Patrol is helping facilitate a continued flow of illegal aliens across the border and into the interior. Some agents have to be furious at the orders coming from Biden and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. Many were already upset about this regime’s weak response to illegal immigration. Now it is giving a strong response—supporting illegal immigration! If you are a Border Patrol agent, you now have to choose between obeying orders and breaking open the border—or disobeying orders, descending into infighting, and furthering the breakdown of the rule of law.
This is just the kind of dilemma between lawlessness and lawlessness that Joe Biden—and, much more so, Barack Obama—love to use their power to impose!
Governor Abbot is absolutely right, and it’s not hard to see. Article iv of the United States Constitution guarantees each state that the central government “shall protect each of them against invasion.” Biden has broken this compact, and not on accident. When Texas finally took action in desperation, Biden (and Obama) had a choice to either back off and pretend to honor the Constitution and the rule of law and subtly erode it using a different tactic—or double down and use the power of the government to destroy it openly.
Which do you think they chose?
Over the past three years, Texas has spent $11 million on 70,000 rolls of razor wire. The Biden administration has literally destroyed state property in its attempt to remove what few obstacles there are for millions of illegal immigrants to infiltrate the country.
John Davison wrote for the Federalist:
It’s not an overstatement to say this is the worst constitutional crisis since the Civil War and that we’re in uncharted waters now. There have been times in our history when a state has defied the enforcement of federal laws, but we’ve never faced a situation where the federal government has refused to enforce its laws and even violated them. And because the border crisis involves the question of security, Abbott’s assertion of state authority cuts right to the heart of the question at hand, which is one of first principles: Does a polity have the right to defend itself, to preserve its existence in the face of invasion?
Governor Abbot has invoked Texas’s constitutional right to defend itself, even if it means resisting the order from the Supreme Court. He certainly has abundant and legal reasons to do so, yet just as a Border Patrol agent defying orders, such an act sets a dangerous precedent. If other states begin disregarding Supreme Court orders that are constitutional, what remains of the rule of law will finally disintegrate to be replaced by anarchy or the rule of brute force. (Barack Obama is interested in both.)
In a statement on January 24, Abbot noted that Article i of the U.S. Constitution establishes that a state shall not “engage in war, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent danger as will not admit of delay.” This provision was included so a state could fend off a surprise attack that the federal government was not prepared to repel. Now Texas has resorted to invoking a war clause to repel an invasion—an invasion that the federal government is actively facilitating.
When states start invoking Article iv, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution, it is getting serious!
In his article “What Will Happen After Trump Regains Power,” my father, Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry, explained that President Donald Trump was the legitimate winner of the 2020 election. He further said that the Bible prophesies Trump’s return to power, yet he “will have to fight for it. It doesn’t have to be military action, but it certainly could. President Trump could also lead some states to secede from the union.”
The border crisis, not to mention the debt crisis, is one of several crises causing deep division in America. Could this crisis together with the stolen election crisis cause Donald Trump to lead some states to secede? It is a possibility.
My father explained that President Trump is a type of King Jeroboam ii in 2 Kings 14:26-28. This passage states: “For the Lord saw the affliction of Israel, that it was very bitter: for there was not any shut up, nor any left, nor any helper for Israel. And the Lord said not that he would blot out the name of Israel from under heaven: but he saved them by the hand of Jeroboam the son of Joash. Now the rest of the acts of Jeroboam, and all that he did, and his might, how he warred, and how he recovered Damascus, and Hamath, which belonged to Judah, for Israel ….”
Back in 2016, candidate Trump was the only strong voice to sound the alarm on what Barack Obama was doing at the border. Now the world can see that something is deeply wrong there.
Trump will have to fight to recover the office stolen from him during the 2020 presidential election and restore U.S. border security. We don’t know exactly how this will happen, but Governor Abbott’s courageous stand against Biden administration’s lawlessness may be a herald of oncoming conflict.
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