Power to the people (the states)

It felt good this morning to read Andrew McCarthy’s piece, “An Obama-Caused Border Disaster”, not only because it’s a brilliantly researched and argued bit of fact-finding and fact-telling, but also because he clearly exposes all those hunches we had that this illegal alien “crisis” wasn’t really an unexpected happening, but was a clearly orchestrated bit of Obama and the radical left’s long-term plans come to fruition.

The icing on the cake in McCarthy’s piece, sweetened by sound constitutional footing, is his reasoning on the power vested in states:

“And if a renegade United States government is not going to secure the borders of the United States, the states must secure their borders or surrender. As the Supreme Court recognized in 1837, each state has a sovereign right and duty of self-defense — one that is never “more appropriately exercised” than in preventing her citizens from being

exposed to the evil of thousands of foreign emigrants arriving there, and the consequent danger of her citizens being subjected to a heavy charge in the maintenance of those who are poor. It is the duty of the state to protect its citizens from this evil.”

There have been a few times when I disagreed with Mr. McCarthy’s arguments in the past, but on this one, he certainly did his homework on the back story of the Obama administration’s plotting in this border “crisis”.   Definitely make time to read the full article!

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