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TEXAS NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS WILL BE DEPUTIZED AS STATE POLICE OFFICERS FOR BORDER PATROL DUTY - WESTERN JOURNALISM



Remember the laughter and snarky comments from the Left and its Ministry of Information when Texas governor Rick Perry activated one thousand Texas National Guard soldiers for duty at the southern border? "Ha ha, they'll just stand around like wooden Indians and watch 'undocumented immigrants' walk by," we heard from people Beltway liberals who hate conservatives, especially conservatives with a drawl.

The Left is about to get another lesson about underestimating those who live in "fly over country." There is a local website (callthecops.net) that is reporting what Perry's plan actually involves. Contrary to what has been postulated - even by some uninformed GOPe types - the Texas National Guard will not be standing around directing illegal aliens to the nearest aid station. They will be deputized as state police officers who will have the same powers as other sworn officers. Moreover, Perry has ordered the construction of holding camps modeled after military barracks where illegals who walk over the border will be housed until their case is adjudicated.

This plan has every chance to succeed. Those who understand the Guard and Reserve services know these units are very likely to have substantial numbers of troops who are police officers in civilian life. The transition to police work in a military uniform will not be difficult.

Given today's headlines that tell of a new plan from Barack Obama to defeat America by flying illegal aliens directly into our country, it is likely that he believes Governor Perry has developed a powerful plan to check his attacks.

So what are the possible outcomes of this plan? If it is left to stand, it will slow the flow of illegal aliens until a better solution can be devised. It will show other governors how to handle this attack from Obama.

If it is challenged in court, it will be immediately brought before the full Supreme Court as a 10th Amendment case; and in view of Obama's many recent losses in the Court, this could be another loss for him. It is hard to see how Obama can get this Court to declare the 10th Amendment unconstitutional.

Nevertheless, if all else fails, Perry's plan will certainly lay a heavy chilling effect on the illegals who want to walk in and register as Democrats to get free stuff for life. It will slow the flow.

Governor Rick Perry's plan is not a permanent counterattack to Obama's attacks on America, but it is a short term win for America!

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