Letter to the Editor: Adherence to Constitution would settle impasse over border wall
There’s a big reason the open border fanatics don’t want us to use the term “invasion.” Article IV, Section 4 of our Constitution says “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against invasion.”
Article VI stipulates that the president and Congress are “bound by oath and affirmation, to support this Constitution.” Strict adherence to this mandate would settle the impasse between the president and Congress. As commander in chief, the president has the duty (Article II, Section 2) to protect Texas, California and Arizona against invasion. Certainly his protective wall is superior to deploying troops. Likewise, Congress has the duty (Article I, Section 8) “to … pay .. for the common defense” and “to … repel invasions.” It’s what they were elected to do.
It’s disgraceful that politicians who until recently supported border security have reversed their position just to thwart the president. It appears the only thing the present congressional leadership wants is to obstruct, disrupt, sabotage, delay, defame, accuse, investigate, agitate and impeach! Speaker Nancy Pelosi should consult Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution to see what the legitimate constitutional duties of Congress are, then set about tending to them.