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Any crisis at the border is prolonged and appalling

Indiana’s National Guard is sent to help other States in emergencies. (e.g., hurricanes) Statutes provide the Governor “shall order on state duty all or part of the national guard ” in times of war, invasion, insurrection or at any time the governor considers necessary. [FN1] 1/10

An email fr his campaign address [FN2] dated 02/10/24 says Gov Eric Holcomb is deploying our Nat’l Guard to assist w/the ongoing situation at the border” due to “Federal negligence enforcing immigration law” & securing our border jeopardizes nat’l & economic security. 2/10

Gov Holcomb asserts the “Biden administration and Congress aren’t taking action,” but ignores:
1) Senators from both parties worked for four months “to produce a bill that enough members of both parties could accept.” [FN3] They had it! However... 3/10

trump wants the “ongoing situation at the border” to continue. Sen Romney told reporters: “The border is a very important issue for Donald Trump. [T]hat he doesn’t want us to solve the border problem because he wants to blame Biden for it is really appalling.” [FN4] 4/10

2) The Framers warned about the military. Hamilton wrote that nations “most attached to liberty to resort for repose and security to institutions which have a tendency to destroy their civil and political rights.” The institutions “are standing armies.” [FN5] 5/10

3) The Federal government has supremacy in matters of immigration and status of aliens. [FN6] This emergency is real. Its making is on the current iteration of the GOP. Worse, a would-be dictator has ordered his little minions NOT to do the peoples’ business. 6/10

Putin gets NATO gutted & a free hand to slaughter the people of Ukraine IF trump is handed a stolen Oval Office as he was in 2016. So now the States deploy military forces: 50 today, how many tomorrow? What Gov Holcomb is doing is wrong, so very damn wrong. 7/10

FN1. I.C. 10-16-7-7.
FN2. is the campaign address; an official State government email address, usually, in Indiana, ends w/”.gov” 8/10

FN3. Galston, “The collapse of bipartisan immigration reform: A guide for the perplexed,” Brookings Inst., 2/8/24.
FN4. Prokop, “Why Trump fears a Biden-GOP immigration deal,” Vox, 1/25/24. 9/10

FN5. The Federalist No. 8, at 62 (Clinton Rossiter ed., 1961)
. Interference
FN6. Arizona v United States, 567 U.S. 387, 394-95 (2012). 10/10

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