Governor Greg Abbott of Texas makes remarkably assertive statements in response to the thinly disguised Biden open borders policy.
Given the developing evidence implied by Durham’s indictments, it is quite clear that the Clinton/Obama crew still active at the top of the Biden farce will stop at nothing to carry out their nefarious schemes. In that context one must consider the extremes that the US Government might reach in its efforts to force Abbott’s acceptance of the open border policy.
To carry out a policy of border control Abbott needs deployable and employable force. Over an above the state and local police, he has the Armed Forces of Texas at his disposal. These consist of:
- The Texas Army National Guard and the Texas Air National Guard. These are the portion of the state’s militia that are recognized, financially supported and trained by the US Government. The state and the federal government share control of these forces. The state governor can call them to active duty and use the within the state, but the president of the US can at any time call them into federal service and if that occurs the governor has NO control over them.
- The Texas State Guard. Like many other states, Texas has withheld a portion of its militia from the National Guard system. The constitution of the US protects their ability to do so. Some states are more serious about having an organized militia than others. Texas appears to be quite serious about it. They have a force of over 1600. By law the president of the US cannot interfere with state control of State Guard forces. BUT, pilgrim turcopoles, I have discovered a loophole. If the president declares that an insurrection against the US government is in progress, than he/she CAN seize control of State Guard forces.
Given the apparently relentless determination of the revolutionary Left to destroy the territorial boundaries of the US, who can be sure that they would not seize control of Texas military forces? pl
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