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My US Senator Jerry Moran (R-Ks), along with eleven other RINOs, voted "yes", in agreement with Democrats, to support the House Resolution seeking to stop President Trump from declaring a State of National Emergency on America's southern border and divert Executive Branch funding to secure the border by building a wall or other barrier to stop the invasion of illegals, including drug traffickers, human smugglers, sex-trade smugglers, gang members, criminals, possible terrorists, and others, currently approaching 100,000 illegal entries PER MONTH!
This is an INVASION, plain and simple, and everyone but the Democrats and RINOs knows it! It CLEARLY requires drastic action. Yet, "Fortress Washington" sits on its collective hands and bemoans ANYTHING President Trump tries, filing lawsuits and passing a Congressional Resolution while ignoring the elephant in the room -- THE ONGOING INVASION!
Webster's (copyright 1943) defines "Invader" as, "One who invades; an assailant; intruder." it defines "invade" as, "To enter (a country) with a hostile army; infringe upon; violate". It further defines "Invasion" as, "The act of invading; hostile incursion; encroachment".
Before the vote I, along with many other Kansans, called Senator Moran's office in D.C. and urged him to vote in support of the President. He ignored us, instead voting with Nancy Pelosi and the likes of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
I subsequently received a mass email from Senator Moran trying to justify his vote. in it, he waxed eloquent on his support for the President and the need to secure the border before pivoting and excusing his vote by claiming he was "defending the Constitution" from Executive Overreach. I think NOT!
Since 1970, there have been 40 or 50 declarations of National Emergency on all manner of subjects, foreign and domestic. Yet, in the history of National Emergencies, there has NEVER been ONE Congressional Resolution condemning ANY of them, EVER! And, NONE of those supposed "Emergencies" have even, remotely approached the level of crisis we face on our southern border, a crisis so severe that even Democrats now call it a crisis!
More likely, Senator Moran and his fellow RINOs are defending "Fortress Washington", the Chamber of Commerce, their big donors, and the Swamp from a man the People sent to drain it.
Senator Moran claims to know and love the Constitution, yet ignores Article IV, Section Four which states, "The United States SHALL (my emphasis)...protect each of them (the States) against invasion...".
Further, there is 10 USC 284, federal law that empowers the President to use the military in just this [invasion] scenario AND allows the military to erect walls, fences, and/or other barriers necessary to complete its mission. U.S. Representative Mo Brooks is very familiar with this law, has advocated for its implementation for months, and can brief the President on its content and legality. Yet, this information is apparently being kept from the President, intentionally or otherwise.
Use of Article IV, Section Four and 10 USC 284 would instantly take both Congress and the courts out of the fray.
Despite Senator Moran's insistence that he is a staunch defender of the Constitution, I do NOT see him advocating for Article IV, Section Four and/or 10 USC 284 OR making an appointment with the President to brief him on their use. IF (and it's a huge "if") Senator Moran actually does agree with the President on the urgent need to secure the border, why does he NOT, PERSONALLY, make the effort to advise the President of his legal and Constitutional options?
President Trump is apparently the ONLY one in Washington who recognizes that we are being invaded. These are not "migrants", "immigrants", "asylum seekers", or "refugees". They are invaders. If they truly are migrants, immigrants, asylum seekers, or refugees, they can go to any official Port of Entry, file their claim, and await adjudication -- IN MEXICO as ordered by the President. But, when they illegally sneak across the border, at illegal points and in mass numbers they become invaders and nothing else.
Why is it important to call them "Invaders"? Words have meaning! Calling them "invaders" automatically activates Article IV, Section Four and the use of 10 USC 284, allowing the President, as Commander in Chief of the armed forces, to send the military to the border, REPELLING the invaders. THAT IS IMPORTANT! "Invaders" are not given attorneys, court dates, housing, welfare, Social Security, healthcare, or anything else. they are just REPELLED, PERIOD!
The President is not a Constitutional Scholar; he is a businessman. He relies on his supposedly "learned" advisors to tell him of his legal and Constitutional options, something they are not doing, again, intentionally or otherwise. If the President was told of Article IV, Section Four and 10 USC 284, the wall could be built in short order, the invasion would stop, and the border would FINALLY be secured.
These senators need to be go to primary...Our base must be solid to build on.I like Rand Paul, and his defense of the 4th A. But he needs to realize that Trump is in his right to do what he is doing...STAND DOWN RAND PAUL....
My Discussion post appeared as a column in the Topeka Capital-Journal newspaper, the State Paper of Record, this morning, Sunday edition, the most widely read edition by both State and Federal politicians.
In addition, I sent it to the largest Kansas paper, the Wichita Eagle, in the hope that they, too, will print it. We'll see.
My goal is to "encourage" Senator Moran to retire, take his Rolodex, and move to K-Street. Hopefully, we can then get a true conservative in the Senate. Barring that, I hope Senator Moran's vote can be used to primary him out of the Senate.
Fortress Washington literally has no clue just how angry voters are on the border issue. For example, Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo), following his anti-Trump vote, was DISINVITED to a Republican gathering IN HIS OWN HOMETOWN! In addition, I am already receiving phone calls of support.
My column applies equally well to all the RINOs who voted against Trump. It is my further hope that it can be sent to newspapers in their States, for adaptation to the offending Senators, and publication.
General Patton said, "Fixed fortifications are nothing more than monuments to the stupidity of man". Fortress Washington has become that "monument" to the stupidity of the political parties.
Fortress Washington has taken Lincoln's words that government is "of, by, and for the People" and turned it on its head, assuming that the People exist "of, by, and for" Washington.
Fortress Washington ignores the Latin admonition, "Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodet" (Who guards the guardians?). Answer, We The People!
These RINOs, before their anti-Trump vote, would have done well to remember the line from 'Julius Caesar', "Beware the Ides of March". Oops!
Dis-invited in his home town...LOL..Now that`s a kick in the ass. Oren Let me say. You can use anything or idea that I put hear, in your columns. My only request is that you keep up the good fight. I will pray for your success.
No, Kevin, pray for our survival, both personally and as a country.
BTW, thank you for your kind words.
The arguments stated in this article also applies in spades to the other 11 RINO Anti-Trump turncoat Senators who sided with the D's. I truly hope that everyone who reads this passes it around and also hits the Tweet Button.
As stated above, that is my goal. Sometimes we just have to wait for the right moment.
ANY one can see that DC is a PIT OF SNAKES they hate POTUS, and they think he wants to change the lawless ways
A very well written piece that should go viral on the twitter and facebook - America deserves real discussions over the failure of Congress to govern for over 40 years?
We'll see if that happens and if people will actually forward it as M has suggested. We'll see.
Thank you for your kind words. Now please forward it and keep the pressure up on these 12 RINOs. I don't know where you are, but maybe you can get your local or State newspaper to reprint it.
Finally got a chance to read your posts/articles, and have found them to be so heads up, right on. Encouraged me to locate and recover an old Constitution printout belonging to my uncle - who was killed in WWII. (I also have a copy sent me by the NRA, as a member, so have one new and one old Constitution.) Your article started my interest in reading it, though had an idea about what was in it. Seems such a shame that our schools are no longer sharing the history of our country and the value of our Constitution and the Bill of Rights. I've submitted letters to the editor of the Madison newspapers; mostly they have been rejected, but I keep on sending. Might be interesting to see if a composite of your thoughts would get published. "Course, I wouldn't be sure - since they have become anti-Trump, I've cancelled my subscription.
Anyway, I'm so pleased that "M" and others are here to share their knowledge and encourage others to also speak out.