Hi friends: My first column for Real Clear Politics is now available! The topic is the border caravan (yes it is still headed inexorably toward our border despite intervening tragedies and news) and why it qualifies as a national emergency. Here’s the start. Please follow the link to Real Clear Politics to read the rest, then return to www.HeartlandDiaryUSA.com to share it with your friends or to leave a comment (you can also comment at Real Clear Politics– there are 32 so far!).
Be Glad Trump, Not Hillary, Is Protecting the Border
By Frank Miele
There it is, in plain language, in Article IV of the United States Constitution:
“The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion…”
Our federal government has not just a moral but also a legal obligation to protect the states — and, by extension, the American people — from foreign incursions. Yet today, among our progressive brethren, we are told instead that the government has an obligation to protect the impoverished of the world from the “heartlessness” of Republicans.
Enter the caravan. From out of nowhere (or more precisely, Honduras) a so-called caravan of impoverished Central Americans has been slowly working its way toward the southern border of the United States with the announced intention of seeking mass asylum in order to replace the hazards and hardships of their own countries with the blessings of liberty that we enjoy in the United States.
President Trump says that won’t happen. I say thank God for President Trump. For me, this caravan is an existential threat to the sovereignty of the United States. It is different in kind from the terror attacks of 9/11, but like them, it is an attack on our country and our principles. And as with all such attacks, it is crucial how we respond.
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