Militias Protecting Border Since Feds Won’t
In 1865, American novelist Mary Mapes Dodge published her book Hans Brinker: A Story of Life in Holland. The book is also known as The Silver Skates: A Story of Life in Holland. Contained within her story is a smaller story of a boy in the Netherlands who sees a small hole in one of the dikes. Knowing how much destruction would happen if the dike failed; the boy put his finger in the dike and stayed there all night. He braved the cold and remained faithfully at his post until the adults of the village found him the next morning and made the necessary repairs to the dike.
Here in America, our border with Mexico is our dike. Instead of sticking his finger in the leaks of our dike, Barack Obama has been running around with a shovel creating more and more leaks. He has to realize the catastrophic destruction the leaks will cause, but he continues creating more leaks. Additionally, it seems that Obama goes out of his way to hinder those that have tried to plug up the leaks to save our country.
Americans are getting fed up with Obama's antics and now militia groups are starting to rally together to start plugging some of the leaks and liberal politicians aren't happy about it. A notice was placed on FreeRepublic.com last week summoning all militias to the US-Mexico border. The notice reads:
One of the people involved with the calling of the militia stated that there were 500 militia troops already deployed along the Mexican border in Arizona, but they refused to reveal their exact location. The same person also claimed that there were militia members with ‘boots on the ground' in the Laredo, Texas area.
The news of the militia getting involved with the flooding of illegals crossing the border is not setting well with some Texas law enforcement officials. According to Texas State Rep. Steve Toth (R-The Woodlands) he spoke to Colonel Steve McCraw, the Director of the Texas Department of Public Safety and then chatted on Facebook:
"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."
If you wonder about the legal status of the militia becoming involved, constitutional law expert and founder of BarbWire.com, Matt Barber stated:
"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, 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.'"
According to Thomas Jefferson and other Founding Fathers, the militia is the people and they have the right to bear arms to protect themselves and our nation. Just imagine if half of the legal gun owners in the United States took up their arms and joined the effort along our southern border. There would be enough armed presence at the border to repel all of the illegals and many foreign armies. Perhaps it's time for Americans to pick up their arms and become the protecting militia that Founders spoke of and that Obama fears. We could not only defend our border, but we could rid Washington DC of the filth and trash that pass as politicians and return America to the land of the free instead of the land of liberals and illegals!!!