NEW—The Texas National Guard responds to the Supreme Court’s order to remove the razor wire in Eagle Pass by installing even more. Governor Abbott has said “Texas will not back down” as it defends its border.— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) January 23, 2024
HOLD THE LINE TEXAS. pic.twitter.com/gEDsuZbS7B
The Texas National Guard continues to hold the line in Eagle Pass.— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) January 23, 2024
Texas will not back down from our efforts to secure the border in Biden’s absence. pic.twitter.com/0IhF7x9b8X
Nobody, and I mean nobody, in Washington should have a say in our border policy.— Daniel Miller (@TheTexianDM) January 23, 2024
TEXIT is the only way forward from here.
I’m pleasantly surprised.
A decade ago, I would have filed this under my The Cost of the Union series. I was traveling across the South when Obama was president to attend secession rallies.
“The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the federal government can remove razor wire erected on the U.S.-Mexico border by Texas law enforcement, which the government argued illegally prevented them from managing the border.
The 5-4 decision vacated an appeals court ruling last month that allowed the wire to stay amid a continued legal standoff over border jurisdiction.
Nothing has changed.
Donald Trump came down that escalator over eight years ago.
“Based ACB” replaced Notorious RGB on the Supreme Court. Illegal immigration is far worse today than it was back then. Republicans have held the White House and Congress and have a supermajority on the Supreme Court. America’s problems have only gotten worse across the board.
If we had seceded a decade ago instead of trying to reform the system, we would have been spared the legalization of gay marriage, “trans,” Ukraine, trillions of dollars in debt, the collapse of immigration enforcement under Joe Biden, the whole Trump reality show presidency which in the end hasn’t amounted to much. Instead, we went the Make America Great Again route. Look how great we are in 2024.
Sure, you can say I am dreaming, secession is a pipe dream and will never happen, but imagine putting your faith in Donald Trump or the GOP Congress to do anything after the last eight years.
Note: Oh, and Greg Abbott isn’t going to do anything either.