Our Federal Republic Was Destroyed Yesterday
by Dean Stephens - July 29th, 2010
Judge Susan Bolton has proven to be a typical hyper-partisan left wing progressive extremist. She proved this with her ruling yesterday ending the right of the States to defend themselves from a foreign invasion. Contrary to what you hear on the news, the right of defense is guaranteed to the states in the Constitution. It is not as you hear repeatedly stated an exclusive right of the Federal government. No one who has actually studied law and is not practicing political manipulation of the law could have ruled as she ruled if they believed in our Constitution.
waving their Mexican and Che Guevara flags
Few people bother to read the Constitution in modern America. It is our social contract, providing the basis of government between the people as well as the basis of the rule of law. This is true despite the opinion of liberals (or progressives or whatever they call themselves today) who have declared it dead for many years. Judge Bolton has long identified herself as one of these progressives so it is really no surprise how she ruled. If the extremist view of Judge Bolton is not overruled on appeal, that 'progressive' destruction of our social contract will finally be true. Or at least until there is another revolution to restore liberty. That possibility creates fear among those who love this nation. Revolutions are not pretty.
Our founders, fearing a bigoted President would for personal reasons fail to defend some states as required by the Constitution, included a provision in the Constitution that guaranteed the States the right to defend themselves from foreign invasion if the federal government failed to do so. It is Article I, Section 10, Clause 3. It says "No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any Duty of Tonnage, keep Troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace, enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power, or engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay."
This was clear language that the Federal primacy in foreign affairs ended if the federal government failed to defend any state as the Constitution demanded of it. Clearly the Obama administration has failed to enforce the Constitution and protect the states from invasion. Just because it is not the first administration to fail in this regard does not end the right. Note the Constitution only requires that states adhere to federal law as enacted by Congress, NOT to any act of the executive branch. Judge Bolton has invented an obligation of the states to subordinate its actions to the executive branch, even if the executive branch violates the federal laws as it currently is doing. No such obligation exists under the Constitution.
The federal government has posted numerous signs within the state of Arizona proclaiming that the state has been invaded, and that the federal government will not protect the citizens in those areas that have been taken over. The federal signs warn citizens to stay out of the areas and has conceded control of these areas to the foreign invaders. No clearer evidence is needed that the federal government has violated its Constitutional obligation to protect the states from invasion.
What part of "imminent Danger" do these progressive Democrats and their foreign-dominated illegal-invader support groups not understand? Repeatedly they go on TV and brag about the Constitutional rights of the invaders while insisting that the provisions in the Constitution to defend against the invaders are null and void. If you doubt the drug dealers, coyotes and cartels are illegal invaders, check out the video of those who protested the Arizona law, even the watered down version of the law allowed by the radical Judge. As the video shows (here) protestors waved the Mexican Flag and a huge flag of Che Guevara, the radical communist who hated our nation and promoted death to Americans his whole life. How can Judge Bolton grant these enemies Constitutional rights?
Our President, Attorney General and at least one left wing extremist Judge, deny the right of the states to defend themselves against invasion in contempt of the Constitution. They simply ignore the "imminent Danger" clause and apparently side with Che Guevara supporting anti-American extremists. Judge Bolton actually had the arrogance to claim in her ruling these invaders have a 'legal right' to seek work in our nation, a right she insisted cannot be stopped by the states. How can they have a legal right to seek work here if they do not have a legal right to be here?
We are still the richest nation on earth due to our preference for the freedom that comes with free enterprise. If this ridiculous proclamation stands our borders will be swamped by new waves of illegal foreigners coming here and many of them will be soldiers in the drug cartels. Judge Bolton’s ruling says; Illegal invaders have a right to seek work, they have a right to take the jobs that only citizens and legal residents should be eligible for - so your job is at risk if this ruling stands. She has tried to make that ruling the indisputable rule of law for partisan political gain as a Democrat, not as an American.
This must not stand. It is overwhelmingly opposed by our citizens. For many, our federal republic was destroyed yesterday. The ruling is an affront to a large majority who love America. On issue after issue the current administration is creating division - not unity. This must end before it tears us apart.