When the first wave of migrants heading north from Central America to the United States was described as an “invasion,” leftists went into hysterics. They insisted it was just a “caravan” of asylum seekers. Ever eager to promote the leftist spin, mainstream media adhered to this description. Even now as successive waves of illegals amass on our border, they continue to describe these stage-managed productions as “caravans.”

There's a big reason the open border fanatics don't want us to use the term “invasion.” Article IV, Section 4 our 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 both 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 proposed 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 of the House 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.

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