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Something extraordinary was reported earlier today and I do not, dear reader, think you will believe it. Against all measures of logic and history, it seems the United States government has faltered. Yes, it is hard to believe but there it is in all of its impossible glory.
Those last three sentences were complete sarcasm. The latest example of the monumental failure of civilization that is government comes to us courtesy of the Republican representative of Kansas, Roger Marshall.
It was reported earlier today by Breitbart that:
“Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS) will on Wednesday evening push the U.S. Senate to adopt via unanimous consent a resolution declaring the open U.S. border with Mexico an “invasion,” his office told Breitbart News exclusively.“
“Marshall will go to the floor of the Senate to deliver remarks and during those remarks will push for the Senate to adopt via unanimous consent an eight-page resolution he drafted that would declare it the sense of the U.S. Senate that the situation along the border has deteriorated so badly under Democrat President Joe Biden that it constitutes an “invasion” of the United States of America.
When Marshall does this, Democrats are extremely likely to send forward a Democrat senator to object to the motion—thereby blocking it on behalf of all of their members—but the fact that Marshall is pursuing this drastic course of action shows how significant an issue this is to many Republicans.“
“I rise to ask for passage by unanimous consent, my resolution to express the sense of the Senate that the unprecedented crisis at the southern border constitutes an invasion on the United States of America, and that it is the constitutional right of State Governors to repel the dangerous ongoing invasion across the southern border,” Marshall will say, according to prepared remarks his office provided to Breitbart News ahead of their delivery.
“I encourage my colleagues to support this resolution because the federal government has failed—intentionally or unintentionally—to uphold its obligations to protect the states from invasion under Article IV, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution.”
Marshall went on to to say:
“During his campaign to become president, Joe Biden made it clear to the entire world that if he became president, America would be open,” Marshall will say. “Not open for business, but that our southern border would be open – wide open, for anyone and everyone to violate our nation’s immigration laws, and to take advantage of America’s generosity.
Yes, it would be wide open for drug smugglers, convicted murderers, domestic abusers, and sex offenders. Open for terrorist suspects. In 2019, Joe Biden called for ‘all those people seeking asylum’ to ‘immediately surge to the border.’ He pledged free health care for illegal immigrants and pledged support for sanctuary cities.
One of his first actions as president was sending proposed legislation to Congress that would provide a path to citizenship for 10 to 12 million illegal aliens residing in the United States. On his first day in office, he halted construction of President Trump’s border wall and halted the Remain in Mexico program.”
So, the melody of missteps that the United States government has composed has just added its latest note. The problem of the government has been discussed for a long time.
The Conservatives and the Libertarians will not be short on vitriol when the subject of government, big government in particular, is brought up. For the Liberals who are anxious to prove that government can be effective and efficient, it would seem that Joe Biden would be, to put it at its mildest, its most exemplary spokesman.
So, Marshall and his speech could go into the win column of those that are anti-government and those that are small government.