Convention of Statesmen


Article 4, Section IV of the U.S. Constitution

So I was reading the U.S. Constitution this morning...really. I don't find it difficult to understand unlike liberal politicians, pundits and press. Anyway, I happened across Article 4, Section IV of the U.S. Constitution:
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.
Now let's consider what is going in the states with illegal immigration, more specifically, what is going on in our border states with the Mexican drug cartels invading us wholesale. Arizona has become a war zone, invaded by both illegal immigrants, determined to break our laws, and Mexico's hardened, vicious criminals who use Al Qaeda as their inspiration.

As I have quoted, ad nauseum, 72% of illegal immigrants commit identity theft and then continue to commit fraud upon the American people by using that illegally obtained identity. Some 30% of those who illegally enter this county, and I'm going to guess it's remarkably higher than that, but I'm going with Sheriff Paul Babeu's stats on this, are already in the American criminal justice system and waltzing across the border to continue their illegal activities. Mexican drug cartels and gangs climb fences, tunnel under the border, walk across the border, some moving wholesale over and taking over American cities, such as the case of a Texas border city where the English language and the U.S. Constitution, no longer apply.

In response to the extreme invasion over her border, because the U.S. Federal government has violated the constitutional rights of the state of Arizona, they enacted Senate Bill 1070, and it was signed into law by Governor Jan Brewer. Which according to Article 1, Section X of the U.S. Constitution, enumerating what the states cannot do:
No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility.

No State shall, without the Consent of the Congress, lay any Imposts or Duties on Imports or Exports, except what may be absolutely necessary for executing it's inspection Laws: and the net Produce of all Duties and Imposts, laid by any State on Imports or Exports, shall be for the Use of the Treasury of the United States; and all such Laws shall be subject to the Revision and Controul of the Congress.

No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any Duty of Tonnage, keep Troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace, enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power, or engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay.
they were well within their rights to do. And while I'm thinking of it, every other state in the nation facing illegal immigrants in such huge numbers their welfare, healthcare and education programs are breaking under the burden, also have the right to enact legislation defending that state's right to do what is necessary to protect itself from invasion. Since the federal government has systematically denied every state it's constitutional right of defense, their lawsuit against Arizona's SB 1070 is completely constitutionally sound. They have violated no part of the U.S. Constitution and Barack Obama, Eric Holder and the U.S. government are completely disingenuous, not mention violating the U.S. Constitution, in filing a lawsuit against the state of Arizona.

Of course, all the attorneys involved in the case know all this, so I wonder why any judge hearing this case has given the federal government's case any legitimacy. It is federal posturing at its worse and a complete and utter waste of taxpayer money.

Oh right, Barack Obama is president. Wasting taxpayer money is his specialty.

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Article 4, Section IV of the U.S. Constitution Article 4, Section IV of the U.S. Constitution Reviewed by Candace Salima on Monday, January 24, 2011 Rating: 5