Texas Lt. Governor Announces That Texas Has Shut Down the Border
From Conservative Tribune
The state of Texas is showing that it won’t be messed with when it comes to securing its border with Mexico, despite a consistent lack of resources provided by the federal government, especially under Obama, whose administration has time and time again shown itself to be clueless on the issue of border security.
In an interview with Breitbart, Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst gave the details of the state’s recent efforts to defend its border against drug and sex traffickers.
The efforts, which cost approximately $5 million per month, include more law enforcement officers and necessary equipment to plug holes in the border. The state has purchased a high-altitude spotter plane that can see six miles into Mexico at night, six new Department of Public Safety helicopters that can also see at night, and six armored gunboats to patrol the Rio Grande River.
Still, the fact that Texas is getting no help from federal government, whose most basic duty is national security, calls into question the Obama administration’s priorities.
“This is just unacceptable,” he said. “ We have a problem and everyone knows it except for the Obama administration and people in high levels of Border Patrol.” The Lt. Governor did not stop there: “Organized crime groups in Texas are contracting with Mexican cartels to be their enforcers. The cartels’ presence are in all of our major cities. Seven of the eight Mexican cartels operating in Texas are using our state as a staging area for their operations across the U.S.”
“Illegal immigration is one issue, and we all understand why people want to come here. I’m a strong believer in legal immigration, but not illegal immigration,” said the Lt. Governor. “We have young girls being trafficked as slaves for immoral purposes across our border and through our state. This cannot be allowed.”
Dewhurst said, “For six or seven years, I’ve been calling on our congressional delegation in D.C., we need to at least double, if not triple, the size of our Border Patrol.” He went on to say that since the federal government has failed to provide the resources, he’s “grown convinced over the last year that this administration has no intention of securing the border.”
This is an issue of national sovereignty and states’ rights. If the federal government neglects its primary duty to protect the citizenry by keeping our borders secure, the states must fight back by taking border security into their own hands. Americans would much rather see their taxpayer dollars going towards their own safety rather than other wasteful projects that Congress is constantly spending money on.