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At Last Someone Did Something - Gov. Perry sends in the guard
The American Spectator ^ | July 22, 2014 | William Murchison

Posted on 07/22/2014 3:56:35 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

So, then, what are we supposed to think when the governor of Texas dispatches National Guardsmen to the state border with Mexico in order to deflect the onrush of illegal border-crossers? What are we supposed to do?

Do? A strange concept these days. Do something about the Russians and their depraved allies for shooting down a passenger plane? Do something about the depraved crowd of terrorists who provoked Israel into assaulting the tunnels in which they skulk? Do something about those equally depraved Iraqi terrorists now rounding up and expelling Christians from their midst? Do something about the kidnappers of schoolchildren in Nigeria?

Not a chance. As if there were the slightest chance anyway of rebuking and punishing all the world’s bad actors — a constantly growing crowd. Not even the Romans pulled off the trick. On the other hand, outlawry tends to flourish in climates where the outlaws, actual or potential, sense the sheriff to be farthest away, and perhaps to be most conformable to their purposes: Andy Devine in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. In an age of general and deliberate nonjudgmentalism, with punishment an oddity and outrage rarely succeeded by action, outlaws flourish.

On the matter of the influx of illegals into Texas, Gov. Rick Perry saw the federal government as flustered and inanimate: unable to proceed because unable to decide how to proceed. The governor said, all right, here’s what we’ll do. We’ll send in the guard. The efficacy of Perry’s decision remains to be tested. It’s nevertheless a decision, as distinguished from a decision to think about when to think about alternatives, before taking soundings and testing the water.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: aliens; border; govrickperry; illegals; nationalsecurity

1 posted on 07/22/2014 3:56:35 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Why so long?


2 posted on 07/22/2014 4:06:58 AM PDT by albie
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To: albie

At least someone is finally moving. I have found that too many sit and ring their hands, wondering when “someone” will do something. The way I see it, there is a 50% chance it will help! which is better than nothing. I don’t care what the reason is.


3 posted on 07/22/2014 4:10:22 AM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: albie

But I agree, this has already gone on too long.


4 posted on 07/22/2014 4:11:04 AM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: All

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart - July 21, 2014:

“Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee and a key immigration hawk, took to the Senate floor on Monday afternoon to attack the efforts by President Barack Obama to grant amnesty via executive order to millions of illegal aliens.

During his floor speech, Sessions endorsed a bill from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) that aims to curb the president’s executive amnesty efforts—and called on his colleagues to cosponsor it. Sessions said:

Senator Cruz has a bill that would stop this presidential overreach. Sessions said. It’s very simple. It lays out that we won’t spend money providing legal documents to people unlawfully in the country as defined by the law of America and as defined by the Congress of the United States. So, I will ask, will you cosponsor Senator Cruz’s bill and let’s defend our constituents, or will our congressional colleagues remain complicit in the nullification of our laws and basically the nullification of border enforcement?

Sessions’ fiery floor speech focused almost entirely on how Congress hasn’t done much—if anything—to fight back against President Obama’s executive overreaches when it comes to immigration law. He opened by citing the letter he hand-delivered to every member of Congress warning about Obama’s move to circumvent Congress and use executive power to grant amnesty to millions of America’s illegal aliens. Sessions also cited George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley, a liberal Obama supporter, who warned that Congress letting Obama use executive power in the way he has is not good for the country.

Sessions asked his U.S. Senate colleagues:

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/07/21/Sessions-To-Congress-Back-Ted-Cruz-s-Bill-To-Stop-Obama-s-Executive-Amnesty-or-Remain-Complicit-in-Nullification-Of-Border-Enforcement


5 posted on 07/22/2014 4:11:22 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

When did he SEND IN the Guard? As of yesterday, he had merely asked the Commanding General of the Guard to get his ducks in a row for the POSSIBILITY of sending 1,000 of them to the border. I personally do not think it will ever go beyond that. Sorry. JMHO.


6 posted on 07/22/2014 4:11:29 AM PDT by Tucker39 (Welcome to America! Now speak English; and keep to the right....In driving, in Faith, and in politic)
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Video of Gov. Rick Perry posted at Breitbart.

Along with 7000 comments, since yesterday.

7 posted on 07/22/2014 4:17:59 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: albie

It’s an election year. That’s why so long.


8 posted on 07/22/2014 4:28:04 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Bttt


9 posted on 07/22/2014 4:45:39 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

If these people were actually stopped from illegally entering Texas, what would Mexico do with them?


10 posted on 07/22/2014 4:56:25 AM PDT by eccentric (a.k.a. baldwidow)
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To: kevslisababy

What are they going to do when they get to the border? My guess is that the rules of engagement will consist of helping the border patrol round these people into vans and ship them out to various republican districts in the US.

I don’t see that Perry is going to give his troops any military power.

So in essence this will be nothing but Kabuki Theater.


11 posted on 07/22/2014 5:10:10 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: P-Marlowe

I sooo hope you are wrong!


12 posted on 07/22/2014 5:17:31 AM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

NOW if only the Republican governors in New Mexico and Arizona would follow suit. THEN the media and Obama would really have something to explain. Americans will instinctively support these governors.


13 posted on 07/22/2014 5:22:22 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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Nov 8, 2010 Interview with Greta VAN SUSTEREN Texas Gov. Perry: Congress, Obama Administration 'Abject Failures' at Border Security

May 24, 2011 Video: Perry Tours Border With Greta van Susteren

May 26, 2011 Bird’s Eye View of the Border - Perry w/ Greta van Susteren

May 10, 2012 Texas Gov. Rick Perry on FOX News' Greta van Susteren

Obama aides were warned of brewing border crisis".......In Texas and in Central America, officials viewed the situation with greater alarm. In April 2012, the first ladies of Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala voiced their concerns at a conference in Washington on unaccompanied minors. “The statistics are worrisome,” said Guatemala’s Rosa María Leal de Pérez.

A week later, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) wrote a blistering letter to Obama, citing a 90 percent increase over the previous year in the number unaccompanied minors arriving from Central America. If the president failed “to take immediate action to return these minors to their countries of origin and prevent and discourage others from coming here, the federal government is perpetuating the problem,” Perry wrote. “Every day of delay risks more lives. Every child allowed to remain encourages hundreds more to attempt the journey.”...........

2014 A Collection Of Recent Coverage From Governor Rick Perry's Efforts To Secure The Border

14 posted on 07/22/2014 5:26:16 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Good move because Obama will now be forced to Federalize them in order to back them off. Making himself front-and-center in this story.


15 posted on 07/22/2014 5:26:40 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: eccentric

Do I give a flyin crap what Mexico does with them? No I don’t and I don’t think you do either. It is and should be they’re problem, not ours. Just don’t send them norte. But I guess that even if they stopped them from coming here we would still somehow end up paying for them.


16 posted on 07/22/2014 5:35:46 AM PDT by certrtwngnut
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To: kevslisababy

What do you think the mission of the National Guard will be if Perry sends them to the border?

Shoot the children?

Not bloody likely?

Just to stand there and look mean?

Maybe.

Assist the Border Patrol in their mission to round these people up and send them to holding areas before they are released into the general population?

Most likely.

Unless Perry is sending these troops down there to seal the border and use whatever means are necessary to halt the invasion, then he is just doing this for show.

America has no will to stop this invasion. The only real recourse to this is both military and political. If we had any will at all we would not be rounding these people up and taking them away from the border, we would be tear gassing them and knocking them down with bean bags and rubber bullets and forcing them back across the border into Mexico.

The powers that be are welcoming these invaders with open arms. That’s the bottom line. There will be no end to this invasion because the American people, by and large, don’t give a damn.


17 posted on 07/22/2014 5:48:10 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
He didn't do much:

Perry’s office has said the Guard will largely play a role of “deter and refer” – deter border crime by their visible presence along the border and refer illegal acts, including border crossings, to law enforcement. They don’t plan to apprehend illegal immigrants, though, technically, they could, said Texas Adjutant General John Nichols.
18 posted on 07/22/2014 6:52:00 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Another empty, not even half-hearted action on the part of Rick “Open Borders” Perry where Illegal Immigration is concerned.

Rick Perry needs to Man-Up where this issue is concerned and actually defend the border of Texas, not play PR stunts.


19 posted on 07/22/2014 6:53:23 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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