It’s a vital component to a sovereign nation. Without it, you don’t have a nation at all. For far too long we have all been witness to the horrors and tragedies that come with a porous border, which is exactly what we have separating the United States and Mexico.
But now, in comes President Donald Trump, who campaigned on building the wall and calling out the criminals that cross into our country every day. He vowed to put a stop to rampant illegal immigration at all costs.
The importance of having a secure border is something that many presidents have spoken about, but few have actually acted upon. Many of the men who have sat in the Oval Office have spoke out in favor of stemming the flow of illegal immigrants coming into this country. Even champion of the Democrat Party, Bill Clinton, ardently stated that he was going to solve the border crisis. And, of course, you guessed it: he was an epic failure at this and many other things throughout his presidency.
Fast forward some twenty-odd years and we have one of the most conservative-minded presidents firmly implanted in the White House. Trump, unlike his predecessors, is a president who truly believes in the rule of law and the idea that a secure border is essential to ensure the safety, peace, and tranquility of the United States.
Take a look at some of his tough rhetoric on immigration:
Many Gang Members and some very bad people are mixed into the Caravan heading to our Southern Border. Please go back, you will not be admitted into the United States unless you go through the legal process. This is an invasion of our Country and our Military is waiting for you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 29, 2018
Our military is being mobilized at the Southern Border. Many more troops coming. We will NOT let these Caravans, which are also made up of some very bad thugs and gang members, into the U.S. Our Border is sacred, must come in legally. TURN AROUND!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2018
The Caravans are made up of some very tough fighters and people. Fought back hard and viciously against Mexico at Northern Border before breaking through. Mexican soldiers hurt, were unable, or unwilling to stop Caravan. Should stop them before they reach our Border, but won’t!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2018
And it’s not just words.
Trump sends 5,000 troops to the border, could go to 15,000
President Trump is doing what he does best. He is speaking loudly and backing it up, sending thousands of U.S. troops down to the southern border to head off the approaching caravans.
BREAKING: Trump says number of military troops deployed to US-Mexican border could go as high as 15,000.
— The Associated Press (@AP) October 31, 2018
Can Trump legally send the military to the border?
As the debate rages over the numbers of troops that are needed to secure the southern border with Mexico, some have questioned whether or not the President has the power to utilize the military to stave off what is amounting to an invasion. If this caravan were to successfully make its way into the United States, it would essentially pave the way for future caravans, opening the floodgates, and giving way to a tide of illegal migrants that we may never get control over.
Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton explains that President Trump does indeed have the right to not only deploy the military to the border, he can also close down the border altogether, preventing anyone from crossing unless he or she is an American citizen.
.@RealDonaldTrump is within his rights to deploy the military, close the border, & take executive action to defend our sovereignty & the American people. @JudicialWatch investigates: https://t.co/6aT6YBaENl pic.twitter.com/Pjc1lOK2DG
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) October 31, 2018
Furthermore, Article 4, Section 4 of the United States Constitution explicitly addresses the issue regarding foreign invasion (relevant part in bold):
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.
The fundamental importance of securing the border
The prospect of a military confrontation between our troops and the approaching migrant caravan is obviously a contentious situation. There is the real possibility that physical conflict could break out, resulting in injury, or even the possibility people losing their lives. This is something that everyone can understand regardless of their stance on the issue.
Putting emotion aside, though, it is essential we look at this situation logically and understand that without a border, we don’t have a country. Without a point of delineation between the United States and Mexico, we lose our sovereignty. People could freely move about without us knowing who is actually entering this country.
When you eliminate the border and welcome anyone and everyone into this country, it is only a matter of time before this country becomes exactly that country that migrants fled in the first place. Not to mention the fact that the vast majority of those entering this country illegally have no intention of assimilating to our way of life and our customs. Don’t get me wrong: I’m all for keeping your own personal customs and traditions, but don’t come here and run around waving the flag of your home country in our face.
The outrage we are seeing from many on the left in response to Trump sending troops to the border is proof positive that they are indeed hypocrites. Those on the left are completely void of values and any type of moral compass, they merely care about usurping power. They’ll do whatever it takes to get that power, even if it means admitting known gang members, human traffickers, sex offenders, and murderers into this country illegally.
Luckily, President Trump doesn’t think twice to truly stick it to the mainstream media pundits and the Democrats alike. He calls them all out for the frauds they are as he continues forward with his Make America Great Again agenda.
He is determined to stave off the approaching caravan, even if Congress won’t approve his border wall. Remember the famous words of Barack Obama, “If Congress won’t act I will”? Well, Congress isn’t acting on approving Trump’s border wall so he is taking matters into his own hands and sending the United States military to the border to protect the very lives of the American citizens from the approaching invasion of Central American migrants.