Time for Kansas to stand with Texas

If Governor Laura Kelly won’t make a public proclamation of support for governor Greg Abbott of Texas and his efforts to secure the federal border between his state and Mexico, the Kansas Legislature must draft and pass a resolution to that effect immediately.

 In addition, every municipality and county in the State of Kansas should do the same.

We asked Governor Kelly’s press secretary Grace Hogue today if such a proclamation would be forthcoming from the governor. We didn’t receive an email in response by press time this afternoon. We will keep you posted.

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 But since such a proclamation of support from Governor Kelly is about as likely as President Biden challenging Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to a winner-take-all breakdancing contest on the south lawn of the White House, it’s going to be incumbent on the rest of Kansas to do the job.

It is of course reprehensible, and a situation in which most of us never dreamed we would find our country, to have to look among our own citizenry for rhetorical or even literal physical protection of the U.S. southern border, but it is one more disastrous situation Democrats and the Biden Administration have forced upon the population of the United States through their incompetence and outright intention. According to our constitution and the laws of civil government, we have to wait until the coming election to affect the political change that will literally save the nation, but we can exert public relations pressure and express solidarity in the meantime.

Of course there is no way to view the construct of the present border situation any differently than as an intentionally contrived mechanism to enhance the numbers of illegal immigrants in the nation. We can all debate what that end objective may be, but the fact that Biden’s immigration policy is intended to flood the country with millions of migrants, as quickly as possible, is undisputable. Biden has the federal authority and the military might to end this invasion literally within minutes, but he refuses to do so.

Texas and the southern border states of course have the undeniable constitutional right to defend themselves against this illegal alien onslaught in the absence of the federal government doing its job. So far dozens of states have stepped up in support of Texas after Abbot refused to be bullied  into inaction by the Biden Administration. 

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Abbott was clear in his resolution to fight what can only be seen as an internal tyranny in our country: “The federal government has broken the compact between the United States and the states. The executive branch of the United States has a constitutional duty to enforce federal laws protecting states, including immigration laws on the books right now. President Biden has refused to enforce those laws and has even violated them. The result is that he has smashed records for illegal immigration,” Abbott wrote.

Even the liberal press has now well established the impact Biden’s illegal immigrant invasion has had on the nation’s cities where these individuals have located. States and cities which previously nobly proclaimed their self-designated – albeit illegal – intent as “sanctuaries” where local government and police would refuse to extradite illegal immigrants or assist federal immigration officials in their enforcement of immigration law, are now shown to be over taxed with the fruits of their own noble virtue. Having had to put their money where their mouth is, they now struggle not only to feed and house the onslaught of this passive invasion but also to clean up its sewage.

City and state budgets for public assistance have been exhausted, and in some places public schools have been emptied of tax paying parents’ children to make room for illegal immigrant squatters. Even the most noble of the sanctuary-endorsers – New Yorkers, like mayor Eric Adams – are now screaming for an end to the invasion and for federal assistance to clean up its mess.

Meanwhile Texas has chosen true nobility, to stand so far solely in the way of this invasion. States that have signed on in support of our Lone Star Brothers and sisters include Wyoming, Iowa, Arkansas , Montana, Idaho, North Dakota, Nebraska, West Virginia , Alabama, Tennessee and Louisiana.

Kansas, her elected representatives and her cities and counties should join them, whether or not our governor can summon the logical wherewithal to do so.

Dane Hicks is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and the United States Marine Corps Officer Candidate School at Quantico, VA. He is the author of novels "The Skinning Tree" and "A Whisper For Help." As publisher of the Anderson County Review in Garnett, KS., he is a recipient of the Kansas Press Association's Boyd Community Service Award as well as more than 60 awards for excellence in news, editorial and photography.