Across the nation, especially in Texas, citizen militia groups are responding to the current invasion (yes, that’s what it is) of illegals on the southern border of the United States.
An alert was posted at our friends at Free Republic.com, as well as other sites:
“***ACTION ALERT*** All Texas & National Militia Available Please Converge Immediately Status GO: Mission close down Laredo Crossing for starters ((All need to be closed)) Operation complete when border fence is in place and secure Name: Love’s #298 Love’s Travel Stop 28527 Interstate 35, Encinal, TX 78019 (956) 948-7044 Location: I 35 & Hwy 44, Encinal, TX Distance from Encino: 93.7 miles Contact numbers: for location and or pick up 580 889 1036 423 333 8872 Militia ***ACTION ALERT*** All Texas & National Militia Available Please Converge Immediately Status GO: Mission close down Laredo Crossing for starters ((All need to be closed)) Operation complete when border fence is in place and secure Name: Love’s #298 Love’s Travel Stop 28527 Interstate 35, Encinal, TX 78019 (956) 948-7044 Location: I 35 & Hwy 44, Encinal, TX Distance from Encino: 93.7 miles Contact numbers: for location and or pick up 580 889 1036 423 333 8872 Militia Conference Number 24/7 For info and assistance 559 726 1300 access 639939# It’s time to bring down the thunder. Activating the Patriots willing to stand up for America GO GO GO. III% Kelli in Texas USA Let’s share this like the brushfires of Liberty.”
This sounds totally American and Constitutional to me. After all, it is constitutional militia, not National Guard or DHS, which are supposed to repel invasions. However, some elected representatives just don’t understand the Constitution.
Bob Price reports, “State Rep Steve Toth (R-The Woodlands) spoke to Texas Department of Public Safety Director, Colonel Steve McCraw about the militia groups coming to Texas. On a Facebook chat thread this morning Toth said, ‘Steve McCraw is not looking for anyone to show up on the border to help DPS or the Guard. If you would like to join the Guard we would love to have you but don’t show up on the border to help it will only cause confusion and lead to someone getting hurt.'”
Price also reported, “Another leader of the conference call said there are 500 militia troops currently deployed on the Arizona/Mexico border. She declined to specify where they are deployed. She also confirmed they have “boots on the ground” in the Laredo sector at this time.”
This call comes just weeks after milita from across the US traveled to Nevada to stand with rancher Cliven Bundy against an armed to the teeth federal government over alleged fees owed by Bundy. That standoff ended with the feds backing down.
Instead of the federal government repelling the invasion at the border, they are becoming more complicit in facilitating it. They are engaging in humanitarian efforts while the Obama administration has limited the ability of the US Border Patrol in dealing with illegals crossing the border into the US.
However, citizen militias are the Constitutional means for dealing with this issue, and this is, in part, why we have the Second Amendment, to preserve a free state.
Specifically, Article I, Section 8, Clause 15 of the US Constitution states that the citizen militias are “to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections, and repel Invasions.”
Keep in mind that many of these crossing our borders are carrying serious, contagious, infectious diseases, according to a Border Patrol Agent. This is a danger to our society, not just economically, but physically and health wise.
The call for militia not to come, but rather to join the Guard is the wrong answer. It is unconstitutional at its core. This goes hand in hand with the assault on the Second Amendment as well.
In 1789, it was Representative Elbridge Gerry, who in debate on what would become the Second Amendment, wrote, “What, sir, is the use of a militia? It is to prevent the establishment of a standing army, the bane of liberty. Whenever Governments mean to invade the rights and liberties of the people, they always attempt to destroy the militia, in order to raise an army upon their ruins.”
In fact, these fall under the funding of Congress. Does anyone else hear of Congress funding citizen militia? I didn’t think so, but they are funding all sorts of unconstitutional things. However, according to Toth, Texas Governor Rick Perry told him, “Texas can’t afford to wait for Washington to act on this crisis, and we will not sit idly by while the safety and security of our citizens are threatened.”
At least Perry isn’t going to wait around for the feds to do their jobs when they’ve demonstrated that they aren’t concerned with doing the job they were sent to Washington to do.
Tim Brown is the Editor of Freedom Outpost.
Update 9:09 PM Sunday Evening: At this point I would strongly suggest that you call your own Militia contacts before heading to Texas. I was conversing with a gentleman on Facebook after sharing a copy of this article and he says that Texas Militias have been ordered to stand down. His explanation is that the woman who issued the original alert had no authority to do so. I have been unable to officially verify this but I am going to post a link to the status, which includes our conversation, below. I wanted to add this because it is an important potential development. -Dean Garrison, Editor