Monday, July 14, 2014

The Tragedy at the Border

The picture to the right is a recent photo of illegals crossing the Rio Grande River near El Paso, TX. Here is an article to go along with the photograph. The report at The Gateway Pundit tells the story of alleged bodies of children washing up on the riverbank. Simply horrible, and no excuse for it. The Rio Grande, like any river, can be very dangerous and you have to wonder at the parents who would put their small children at such risk. 

The situation at the border is a double tragedy, because it was avoidable. I think responsibility for the dead children can be laid squarely at a whole host of people, beginning with the Obama Administration for not securing the southern border with Mexico. Obama also deserves censure because he's largely responsible for sending the signal that the door is open - just come on in.

The House and Senate deserve blame for not passing law to deal with this situation, and as usual these days, it's become a political football. Businesses who hire illegals for cheap labor deserve blame, because they help draw the crowds. What are we going to do?

I begin to think the governors need to ignore Washington and order their state National Guard into action themselves with humanitarian crisis as grounds. If Obama interferes and federalizes the Guard response, then the states need to take action and legislatively form a separate militia responsible only to the governor of the state. It's been a while since I've read the Constitution on this matter, but if an amendment is needed, let's get it done. I do not believe the Founders ever intended a state governor not to be able to control the state militia. All the more so when you have a president in office so disinterested in the rule of law, the Constitution, and the well-being of the country. What an awful tragedy.

Sadly, I think we've only seen the beginning. Obama has two more years in office and until Congress (with both parties) shows some political will, it will only get worse.

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