Governor Rick Perry’s latest move to put the Texas National Guard on the Border has most certainly caused indigestion at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
I have no doubt that the Administration is desperately trying to find a way, a ‘need’, to call up the Texas Guard for overseas deployment as I tap this out. If the President and his men can figure out how to send some troops overseas without ‘sending troops overseas’ and removing them from the southern border you’ll be hearing about it soon. I suspect very soon.
This raises an interesting, and often danced around, issue. What value remains in the 10th Amendment?
I believe the current Marxist/Socialist ‘thinkers’ at the White House, and those same useful types spread through Congress, are looking for a fight over States Rights. I’ve touched on this in ‘Attacking the 10th’.
And, this move by the Governor of deploying His State’s Army/Militia might be the straw the camel cannot carry.
I don’t have a particular feeling for Governor Perry one way or the other, but I certainly have strong feelings when it comes to a Limited Federal Government and “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.“. So I happen to think this is a bit of genius. In fact, Arizona would be wise to follow suit.
Why? Because I too am looking for a fight over States Rights. I’m ready for a melee revolving around very, very clear language found in the Bill of Rights. I long for a serious Constitutional and Founding Documents debate in which the Left initiates and which has nothing to do with giving away more of our tax money, some new gender or a freshly fabricated Offense.
How would this fight come about? All that has to happen is for Obama to request the Texas National Guard to go somewhere, anywhere other then the border, and for Perry to reply ‘Sorry, they’re busy.’. While most folks have no idea that the Governors must OK the deployment of they’re respective Guard units… most folks have no idea period but I digress… They do have control and the ability to say ‘No.’.
It will be interesting to see what happens.