“I beseech those whose piety will permit them reverently to petition, that they will pray for this union, and ask that He who buildeth up and pulleth down nations will, the mercy preserve and unite us. For a Nation divided against itself cannot stand. I wish, if this Union must be dissolved, that its ruins may be the monument of my grave, and the graves of my family. I wish no epitaph to be written to tell that I survive the ruin of this glorious Union.”
-Samuel Houston (1793-1863)
A Union Without Borders?
A calamitous situation has arisen at the southernmost border of our Union, in one of our greatest states: Texas. For years now, our Federal Government has ignored the many petitions of Texans for action to be taken to control the flood of illegal immigration from Mexico and other countries at their border; their cries have gone unanswered as their state, their beloved home, is invaded by foreigners who neither share their history nor respect their independence, but instead bring with them gang violence, deadly narcotics, and human trafficking. Earlier this year, it was reported that U.S. Customs and Border Protection had made roughly 2.4 million migrant arrests along our southern border, which was more than twice the number of arrests made in 2020. Because this situation has deteriorated so quickly, and with there being no Federal aid in sight, Governor Greg Abbot of Texas has recently declared that a state of invasion exists at the southern border so that additional state resources might be employed to tackle the unfolding crisis. In all but the most deluded minds of our time, this wave of undocumented immigration constitutes no less than an assault upon the sovereign soil of Texas, and an exestential threat to its form of government.
In the above quote by Samuel (Sam) Houston, one of Texas’ revolutionary leaders, he mentioned that a “nation divided against itself cannot stand”. With this in mind, a question must necessarily be raised concerning our border crisis: can a nation with undefended borders even be said to be a nation at all, and if not, how shall it, or its citizens, stand together as a free and united people, distinct from the other nations of the world? If our Federal Government fails to enforce the existence of our southern border, regardless of its status as an international boundary, every border state reserves the inherent right to defend it themselves, even if unconstitutional Federal laws are passeed to prohibit them from taking action. By failing to protect our southern border, and by refusing to acknowledge the invasion which has been declared by the government of Texas, the U.S. Federal government is in breach of its fiduciary duty under Article IV section IV of the Constitution, which states:
“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 on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.”
-Article IV, Section IV of the U.S. Constitution
It’s important to recall that our Union is supposed to be a voluntary Union; our individual states only ceded a few powers and responsibilities to the Federal Government when they ratified the Constitution of 1787, and of course this was done under the assumption that the new government would protect their inherent rights, including their implied right to secure borders. And yet here we are, more than two-hundred years after the introduction of the Constitution, and our Federal Government is refusing to guarantee such essential protections to several states in the Union, including Texas. The Lone Star Republic is free and independent only so long as her borders are respected; if they are breached, and her lands become populated by foreign invaders who bring with them the drugs, gangs, and failed politics of their native lands (an inheritance of despotism), how then can Texas be guaranteed its Republican form of government? It simply cannot. Texans will gain nothing but tyranny if they continue to let Washington dictate the situation at their border; the globalist uniparty seated in D.C. cares more about the political leverage it can gain by simply ignoring the plight of Texans, than guarding their interests.
To add insult to injury, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer recently put out a call to Republicans to support a measure that would grant amnesty to all illegal migrants residing in the United States, including the millions in Texas. Not only would such a policy permanently dilute our nation’s electorate, and disenfranchise millions of native-born American voters, it would forever alter the shape of our political climate to the point that our nation will scarcely resemble the Union of free states we once possessed. Those who do not respect our history or sovereignty are sure only to hasten the end of our great Republic. However, this globalist weaponization of foreign migration to disenfranchise native populations, and destabilize nations, isn’t exclusive to the United States, and is also evident in other countries, especially those in Europe. For example, the Swedish government has recently stated that their relaxed immigration policies have led to the development of parallel societies and increased gang crime committed by the migrants they’ve so graciously hosted. A nation cannot remain a nation, a free state cannot remain free, if parallel societies and conflicting cultures thrive within its borders. Social and political cohesion is a necessary component of any viable republic; without it, any nation will surely be torn asunder, or as Sam Houston put it, “it cannot stand.”
What’s Left For Texas?
The Texas Constitution is very clear concerning the sovereignty of the state of Texas, and its relationship to the United States:
THE TEXAS CONSTITUTION
ARTICLE 1. BILL OF RIGHTS
“That the general, great and essential principles of liberty and free government may be recognized and established, we declare:
Sec. 1. FREEDOM AND SOVEREIGNTY OF STATE. Texas is a free and independent State, subject only to the Constitution of the United States, and the maintenance of our free institutions and the perpetuity of the Union depend upon the preservation of the right of local self-government, unimpaired to all the States.
(Feb. 15, 1876.)
Sec. 2. INHERENT POLITICAL POWER; REPUBLICAN FORM OF GOVERNMENT. All political power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their benefit. The faith of the people of Texas stands pledged to the preservation of a republican form of government, and, subject to this limitation only, they have at all times the inalienable right to alter, reform or abolish their government in such manner as they may think expedient.”
-Texas State Constitution, Article I Sections I & II
Texas wasn’t always a member of our supposedly free Union of states; she won her independence from Mexico in 1836 following the decisive Battle of San Jacinto, and was thereafter a sovereign Republic until being admitted into the United States in 1845. Both the Texas State Constitution and their Declaration of Independence assert that Texas is a “free and independent state”, and after joining the United States, Texas became subject to the U.S. Constitution and the Union established therein only for as long as their right of local self-government is preserved. Additionally, it must be reiterated that the people of Texas hold the authority to alter, reform, or abolish their government as they see fit at any time.
Our Federal Government has egregiously neglected its Constitutional obligcation to preserve local self-government in Texas by rendering its borders open to invasion, and disregarding the humanitarian crisis its inaction has exacerbated; Article IV, section IV of the Constitution has not been honored. Because the Federal Government has failed to protect Texas from what their local government has officially defined as an invasion, the people of Texas may declare that they are no longer contractually bound by the Constitution of the United States, and thus reserve the right to alter, reform, or abolish their relationship with the rest of the United States as they see fit, in order to better secure their rights, and maintain sovereignty.
If Texas has undefended borders, their right to local self-government cannot be adequately preserved, especially if the peoples flooding their state constitute a threat to the lives and property of its citizens. For as long as our southern border remains unsecured, dangerous gangs, drugs, and a menagerie of uncouth individuals will continue to pour into Texas and irreparably mar her culture, politics, and freedom. Although we must pray that the Union of states we presently enjoy may be maintained, and that the good Lord will preserve and unite us as Sam Houston wished would be the case in his own time, there can be no denying that our free Union together cannot be preserved for much longer. If the Federal Government, being presently compromised by globalist influences, remains adamant in its refusal to secure our borders and protect Americans from foreign invasion, our national cohesion will either disentgrate entirely, or transform into a despotic pact of bondage.
May Texans find the courage to do what is right for themselves in this instance; may they find the united courage to defend their border even when the Federal Government they’ve entrusted their rights to has failed in that regard. The situation at our southern border is a sobering reminder that individual liberty, the God-given rights of man, can only truly be fought for and preserved by the individuals possessing them. Whats left for Texas? No one but Texans can choose to save their state now that Washington has abandoned them. Either they will, or they won’t, and the consequences of either decision will surely be felt for generations to come.