Isakson & Chambliss CoSponsor Amendment to Add Troops to Border

This just in via Isakson’s office:

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., today co-sponsored an amendment to a supplemental spending bill that would fully fund 6,000 National Guard troops that would be immediately deployed to the Southwest border.
 
“The defense of our nation begins with securing our borders,” Isakson said. “It is time for Congress to demonstrate a strong commitment to border security. It is the only way we will be able to combat illegal immigration, drug and alien smuggling and violent activity along the Southwest border.”

“It is clear there is a need for additional troops to combat the illegal immigration, drug trafficking and escalating violence on the Southwest border,” said Chambliss. “I commend the president for his decision to deploy 1,200 troops to the border, but that’s not nearly enough. The situation on the Southwest border demands much more. If Congress is serious about fixing our broken immigration system, we have to start by implementing earnest measures to secure the borders. This amendment would be a good first step.”

The Obama administration has announced plans to send 1,200 National Guard troops to the border. However, Isakson and Chambliss believe that number is not sufficient in light of escalating violence along the Southwest border.

Perhaps they can send an additional 1,000 to the Tennessee-Georgia border, to protect our water interests.

16 comments

  1. ZazaPachulia says:

    a yes, another reminder about how our state’s leaders have failed miserably to find a solution to the water issue…

    Well put, Mr. Daniels.

  2. I’m told that tensions will escalate on the TN-Ga border sometime this fall. Something to do with a bunc of boys fighting over a spoiled pumpkin, and Andy Griffeth spilling his big orange drank.

  3. hugoblacksupreme says:

    There is no way we can fight a war on two fronts and we do not have the resources to keep our army on the war footing forever.

    It is time to make peace with Alabama and jointly invade Florida.

  4. Game Fan says:

    Sure it makes people nervous when these numbskulls start “deploying troops”. This is why we need to call the shots from here @ Peach Pundit. All future orders will be in the ormfay ofay igpay atlinlay.

  5. jenny says:

    Immigration is a state issue. Naturalization is a federal issue. Not that anyone actually goes by that dusty, outdated, farce of a parchment, the Constitution. Though technically, aren’t these deployed soldiers swearing oaths to the Constitution? Would they also be considered a standing army?

    Interestingly, one of the grievances against George III that led to the Unanimous Declaration was his limiting immigration. I think we better alter the logo on the Statue of Liberty. Do you think France would be offended?

    You can’t have open borders in a welfare state. The anti-immigration crowd is promoting totalitarianism rather than dismantling the welfare state, correcting the “color of law” posturing on citizenship, and re-instating state sovereignty such that voters are drawn from a pool of citizens not on the government dole who have a modicum of knowledge on our founding documents and proper mechanisms of Republic governments.

    The emPHAsis is on the wrong sylLAble.

    • WOW! Nailed It!

      Remove the wrong incentives; remove the problem… how novel.

      Liberty offers Freedom to improve one’s state in life, Free Stuff enslaves us all… by trapping the needy and steeling from the rest.

      Make legal immigration easier for those that wish to come here for the right reasons and remove the incentives for those that want to come for the wrong reasons.

      Funny how actual solutions to a problem kill’s it’s use to keep us divided and therefore conquered… by our own gov and partisan politics. Ever notice how problems that have no use politically get fixed rather quickly… and those that keep us divided, while we all get plundered and pillaged seem to drag on and on and on…. a truly BI-Partisan effort.

  6. John Konop says:

    If we really wanted to end illegal immigration on a macro it could be done very quickly.

    1) Crack down on the employers hard enough making it not cost affective to hire illegal immigrants.

    2) Create a national ID system using a drivers licenses and or ID card

    3) Require legal immigrants/ non U.S. citizens to be paid on a debit/credit card to make sure proper taxes are being paid.

    4) Use the above card to require ALL LEGAL non-U.S. citizens have proper insurance and have it deducted from the card.

    5) Decimalize drugs to put the gangs out of business

    This problem is all about tax payer subsidized cheap labor. And drug money that fuels the gangs.

  7. jenny says:

    Um, John, thank you for so concisely incapsulating the horror of totalitarianism as the answer instead of the preservation of the natural rights of life, liberty and property in close cohesion to personal responsibility as the answer.

    Number 5 was a pleasant flying leap from the irrational flow previous to it. Neal Boortz is proof positive that even the greatest idiot amongst us can inadvertently stumble into logic or truth occasionally.

    Welcome to the Una-mind. I see you brought your hat with you, which is good, cuz we were running low.

    🙂 Other than that, good to see you, John.

  8. jenny says:

    John,

    I take umbrage with anyone being free in our country, lapping up the rich fat of plundered gain through entitlements stolen from our people by The State while I’m forced to be a slave of The State.

    Our disagreement stems from something else entirely. I would encourage you to take note of the radical altering of the term and legal idea of citizen as regarding the 3/5ths person clause, the Dredd Scott case of 1857, the Civil Rights Act of 1866, The Expatriation Act, and the 14th Amendment.

    It is not possible to be a citizen of the United States unless by naturalization. You are a citizen of the state in which you reside. Immigration is a state issue. Naturalization is a federal issue. (I’m getting a sense of deja vu as if I’ve said this before).

    The 14th Amendment naturalizes all Americans to be citizens and nationals of the United States at birth, reducing the states to colonies under the color of law–essentially re-colonizing the sovereign Republics. I would encourage you to at least give a rudimentary perusal of Vattel’s Law of Nations, p. 67, sect. 213; Amendment XIV- 1st clause, 42 USC 1981 and especially 1982 O.C.G.A. 40-5-1(15)(A)(B) paying particular attention to the last clause of “B.”

    In regard to federal naturalization, please refer to “An act to establish an uniform rule of naturalization, and to repeal the acts heretofore passed on that subject. Approved April 14, 1802. Section 1. Be it enacted, etc, That any alien, being a free white person, may be admitted to become a citizen of the United States, or any of them, on the following conditions, and not otherwise…” and so on and so forth.

    So why not just change the language to state any rather than white person?

    The devil is in the details. I would recommend that you dig a bit deeper. But only if you want to play/spar with the devil.

    If you are still reading and haven’t fallen asleep yet, shall we go on with the lesson? Note the wording of the preamble to the Expatriation Act which was passed one day prior to the 14th Amendment:

    “….and whereas in the recognition of this principle this government has freely received emigrants from all nations, and invested them with the rights of citizenship; and whereas it is claimed that such American citizens, with their descendants, are subjects of foreign states, owing allegiance to the governments thereof; and whereas it is necessary to the maintenance of public peace that this claim of foreign allegiance should be promptly and finally disavowed.”

    Oh, and let me close with a final mental chew toy:

    Senate Report 93rd Congress, Nov. 19, 1973
    “A majority of the people of the united States have lived all of their lives under emergency rule. For 40 years, freedoms and governmental procedures guaranteed by the Constitution have in varying degrees , been abridged by laws brought into force by states of national emergency…..”

    • John Konop says:

      Jenny,

      Not to be stupid I do not get your point. The Constitution was set up for U.S. citizens’ not illegal immigrants or even legal non-U.S. citizens. No country in the world grants the same rights to non citizen.

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