Another Article Of Impeachment: Article IV, Section 4 And The #BorderInvasion
Said Section reads, in full [emphasis mine]:
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.
A big tip of the fedora to the lady, Velvet Hammer.
Clearly, what we are witnessing with the massive and uncontrolled influx of illegal aliens through our southern border is an Invasion of those states that border the Fascist state of Mexico.
It is the Constitutional Duty of the national government, per Article IV, to protect those border states against this Invasion.
Further, there is nothing in the definition of the word ‘invasion’ that requires it be solely conducted by armed forces of another country or by terrorist groups. The definition found in the Oxford English Dictionary:
1. An instance of invading a country or region with an armed force.
1.1. An incursion by a large number of people or things into a place or sphere of activity.
1.2. An unwelcome intrusion into another’s domain.
What is occurring now incontestably and undeniably meets that definition.
James Madison, speaking before the Virginia Ratifying Convention on 06 June 1788:
[W]ithout a general controlling power to call forth the strength of the Union to repel invasions, the country might be overrun and conquered by foreign enemies.
Are we not being overrun and conquered by people who have no intention of preserving, protecting, and complying with The Constitution? By their very first act — entering The United States in violation of our immigration laws, exhibiting contempt for our sovereignty — these people, no matter what their age, are signaling their disdain and disrespect for The Constitution and the Sovereign People who are it’s masters. That this Invasion is predominately a criminal one and not one being carried out by an armed force of another country [although, there is evidence that the governments of other countries are aiding and abetting these invaders] does not matter. It is an Invasion.
The Sovereign People of The United States have, either directly or indirectly through their elected representatives in the Several States, sought relief from the national government, from ‘the Union’, to enforce the existing Federal immigration laws. And the national government’s answer has been to treat The Sovereign People with contempt and derision or silence.
The President is charged with faithfully executing the Laws Of The United States and, regarding this Invasion, he has refused to do so.
His actions in this matter meet the definition of a Misdemeanor in the President Impeachment Clause [Article II, Section 4], as understood by the members of The Constitution Convention. As Stephen Presser has written in the Heritage Guide To the Constitution [emphasis mine]:
Some scholarly commentary at the time of the Nixon impeachment proceedings argued that the actual commission of a crime was necessary to serve as a basis for an impeachment proceeding. However, the historical record of impeachments in England, which furnished the Constitution’s Framers with the term "high Crimes and Misdemeanors," does not support such a limitation; at that time, the word "Misdemeanors" meant simply "misdeeds," rather than "petty crimes," as it now does. The issue was revisited at the time of the Clinton impeachment, when those who sought to remove the President from office, basing their arguments principally on the English experience and The Federalist No. 64, claimed that a President could be removed for any misconduct that indicated that he did not possess the requisite honor, integrity, and character to be trusted to carry out his functions in a manner free from corruption. As James Iredell (later Associate Justice of the Supreme Court) opined in the North Carolina ratifying convention, impeachment should be used to remedy harm "arising from acts of great injury to the community."
That this President is a Tyrant has been proven time and time again since he took office on 20 January 2009.
That he has not been Impeached and convicted of his High Crimes And Misdemeanors as of this date is a chilling sign that we have become a depraved and indolent people.