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We have the A; Give me a T!

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William Horning


Article IV, Section 4 of the Constitution of the United States makes it clear that "The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion;" and if I read it correctly, in certain situations, against domestic Violence.

Our fellow citizens in Arizona, having had enough of the Federal government failing to do its job, passed SB 1070, and the Governor signed it (her popularity has zoomed!). Arizona gave us the A. They have it right. Give them a cheer!

Left wing radicals are screaming bloody murder, but they lie about both the bill and the problems that have caused 70 percent of Arizonians to support it. Consider this. There are at least 460,000 (probably a low number) illegal aliens running around the state.

Ranchers, Border Patrol and other citizens are being killed daily by them. A rancher testified that "daily drugs are brought across his ranch in a military operation.

A point man with a machine gun goes in front, a half mile behind there are the guards fully armed, a half mile behind them are the drugs, behind the drugs a half mile are more guards." That sounds like an invasion to me. Where is the US Army?

Do you know that the Border Patrol is not really on most of the border? They set up check points 50-60 miles inland. The illegal aliens just go around them. When they do catch them, they simply take them back across the border, so they sneak back in few days later.

State Senator Sylvia Allen notes that Arizona is broke, facing huge deficits, and cannot afford the burden of funding services for the illegal aliens. She stated, "We have a responsibility to protect our citizens and to protect the integrity of our country and the government which we live under."

The Tennesseans for Responsible Policies (TNRIP) has some interesting statistics that show at least a $131 billion cost to the U.S. taxpayer. Those costs aren’t just in Tennessee (which for those geographically handicapped is not a Border State).

They are hitting home right here in Texas! We are all paying for allowing this to happen in lives, kidnappings, car thefts, medical costs, education costs, prison costs and more.

The left wing radicals are saying Arizona is acting like the Nazis have returned to make people show their papers. The law is actually almost a direct copy of the Federal law which is not enforced. Nothing really new has been added. You just have to show a driver license, MVD identification card or another approved ID - IF you are pulled over as a suspect for another violation. You won’t be questioned for sitting on a park bench.

Texans need to take a good look at what is going on in Arizona, come up with a reasoned plan, and force our political leadership to take action. Getting back to the Constitution will only happen if enough individual States become fed up and take lawful actions which they are entitled to take.

Washington won’t help. Quit dreaming of that. States did not give up their rights when they joined the union in spite of what you may think from the outcome of the Civil War.

States besides Arizona are showing the way in various areas. Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah, Alaska, and others are showing us the spirit of revolution that states have the right to express.

States are independent, sovereign and by nature decentralized. States are passing bills to protect their citizens from an out-of-control centralized Federal government in Washington, D.C. I think we Texans need to stand up and take care of Texas! Maybe we need to do another cheer. How about – "Give me a T!"

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