Saturday, August 16, 2014

States Should Adopt Maine's 1839 Border Solution

Make no doubt about it; Mexico is a willful participant in this Latin American invasion of our country.  Opportunist and enemies  of the United States, foreign and domestic, have seized upon Obama’s open borders program.  We have a commander-in-chief aiding and abetting third-worlders in an attempt to influence the electorate.  That’s right.  I’m saying it.  We have a traitor in the Oval Office.

Governor Rick Perry, and a handful of patriots, are trying to protect the sovereignty of this nation.  He has deployed the National Guard to protect our border.  This doesn’t sit well with our belligerent, southern neighbor.

Mexico "reiterates, in a firm and categorical way, its rejection of this measure," read a statement from the foreign ministry.
"No circumstance at all or change in border security exists that justifies this measure taken by the state."
The troop deployment "does not contribute in any way to solving the immigration problem," and is inconsistent with US-Mexico talks aimed at "building a modern, prosperous and safe border," the statement read.

There was a time when Mexico’s aggression would be considered an act of war.  There was a time when States would act without permission from Washington D.C.  There was a time when D.C. was put on notice, or else.  That time came in 1839 in Maine.  Here is an excerpt from: America's First Great Depression

This change happened in 1839, when Maine sent a party to clear the disputed land of British trespassers.  New Brunswick’s colonial government arrested the Maine party and threatened that it would use force to hold the territory.  Maine’s legislature responded in February 1839 by sending ten thousand state militiamen northward.  Maine’s governor warned Van Buren about suppressing a conflict with the British.  “Should you go against us upon this occasion – or not espouse our cause with warmth and earnestness and with a true American feeling, God only knows what the result will be politically.”  In Washington, Congress stoked the fires by authorizing the president to call out fifty thousand troops if needed to repel the British.

And what was the end result?

Once again, Van Buren sought the middle ground.  He endorsed Maine’s claim to the territory and at the same time assured Fox of his desire to avoid hostilities.  But Maine’s state militia ignored Van Buren’s call to disband while the two nations worked out a plan for resolving the dispute.  General Scott was sent to Maine and won the grudging agreement of state leaders to a plan of withdrawal of American and British forces from the contested territory.  An uneasy peace was restored.

What a different America we live in today!  Do you believe Obama would embrace our southern states with warmth and earnestness and a true American feeling?  Yea didn’t think so. 

Cartoon H/T:    Legal Insurrection

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