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The House Of Representatives has now announced to the American people that their duty to appropriate funds is more important than the power of the POTUS to protect and defend the lives and property of the American people. They failed to mention that the Constitution explicitly requires that they protect the country from invasion.

Article 1 of the Constitution: The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts, and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts, and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
“. . . To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.”
“To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions”

Article 4, Section 4

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The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and, on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.

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If you think that having millions of illegal aliens in the United States is not an invasion, you need to look up the meaning of the word. Most citizens acknowledge that these illegal aliens have committed crimes including human trafficking, drug smuggling, prostitution, terrorism, and murder. More than 67,000 Americans have been killed. That is more than the 58,000 American lives that were lost in the Vietnam conflict. The number of deaths increases daily.

While Nancy Pelosi falls back on her party’s power to control the purse strings, the Congress has abdicated their mandated responsibility to repel invasions. One can only hope that their constituents will replace the offenders as soon as possible. Congressional effectiveness is at an amazing favorable rating of a meager 17%.

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Peter Mullen

 

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