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Fake “Border Security” Hoax Bill May Not Even Pass
This is why we can’t have nice things.
Back in February, I wrote a very satirical piece about an interview with Speaker of the Texas House, Dade Phelan. In the interview, he talked about his plans for the 88th Legislative Session, including his plans for dealing with the invasion at the non-existent southern border.
At the time, I was trying not to be too pessimistic, because theoretically the border and all these random foreigners from strange lands could actually be addressed by the Texas government. However, it was clear at the time that Dade Phelan held the exact same position on the border as Joe Biden.
So with just a few days left in the 88th session, it appears that nothing will happen to secure the border or remove any of these people. The invasion just marches on.
A few weeks ago, the most promising border security bill was HB20, authored by good Republican Matt Schaefer. HB20 sought to create basic criteria for a new state institution capable of securing the border and repealing these welfare-seeking migrants. The bill was allowed get to the house floor where it was swiftly killed by Dade Phelan himself at the behest of a communist Democrat.
HB20’s death is spelled out in the House Journal. Phelan states that millions of people pouring into your towns and neighborhoods is not an adequate reason to invoke what he calls “an obscure provision of the Constitution.”
I’m not kidding, he cites the fact that an invasion orchestrated by the US government and NGO’s is unprecedented and therefore this has never been done, and the fact that he is not familiar with an “obscure” thing called Article I of the US Constitution, as the reasons to kill the bill.
As the reader may or may not know, the US has one of the shortest constitutions in the world. There aren’t any “obscure” parts. It’s all very straightforward.
The other border bill that looked like it might pass was HB7. It was a scam from the beginning.
First and foremost, it was authored by a majority of Democrats.
You can poke around the text of the bill here. But basically the entire thing was an elaborate scheme to waste more money on fake border security while trying to funnel any and all illegal aliens and welfare seekers into ports of entry—which is exactly what Phelan said back in February in the clip above.
At the end of Phelan’s statement, he says, essentially, “we can manage the invasion in a more cost effective way if the aliens understand they can just walk right in the front door.”
Is this hyperbole? The video is right there above. You can witness what Phelan says and judge for yourself.
What I will say is that Article I of the Texas Constitution is not an obscure thing to me.
It doesn’t really matter anyway, because time is running out for this pile of poop called HB 7. As of this writing, the amended bill is in a Senate committee.
What sort of amendments did Republicans add to this “please just walk in the front door” border security bill?
For one, they pulled funding for the ability to hold any children under 10. The plan was originally to hold all people in the area who come in, with the hope they will be sent back. Well, that’s not the case for kids 10 and under with the new bill, so any child who gets smuggled into Texas will be immediately handed over to whoever, be attending public school, and be given access to extremely discounted public housing—all of this and more you will pay for. You are paying for child smuggling into your state! This amendment is an incentive for Operation Warp Speed Child Smuggling, it’s essentially a hat tip to the smugglers that the children will continue to flow.
This “child smuggling exception” got a ton of Republican support, and came with a lot of vote-switching after the fact.
To understand the next amendment, consider the fact that there are millions of these random people already in Texas today, with millions more arriving soon. The scope of the problem is almost unfathomable, and we have every reason in the world to make the situation right.
An amendment limiting the resources available to the Texas government to enforce immigration law by limiting the number of government employees granted the power the enforce these laws didn’t even get a record vote—it just breezed in.
So if the “plz go through ports of entry” unserious nature of the bill wasn’t clear before, you can bet creating a logistical impossibility to securing the border is proof they are just stealing this money for some kind of hardcore corruption that hasn’t been revealed yet. Where are these billions going?
There is no border.
When push comes to shove—when it’s a vote that truly matters—everything these lawmakers do is a scam. Democrats destroyed the bill with amendments, and then voted against it anyway!
I don’t know what else to tell you. Obviously, if the public knew about all this, these legislators would not be able to continue such outrageous behavior.
Remember, the Texas House is trying to make my articles illegal.
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