Texas Governor Greg Abbott showed no signs of concern or surprise when the U.S. Supreme Court reversed a previous decision made by a lower court, which had prohibited the Border Patrol from dismantling the razor wire that had been installed along the southern border of the nation by the Texas National Guard.
“This is not over. … I will continue to defend Texas’ constitutional authority to secure the border and prevent the Biden Admin from destroying our property,” the Republican said in a post on X.
Abbott explained the decision, citing “Texas’ constitutional right to self-defense” and declaring the “federal government has broken the compact between the United States and the States.”
My statement on Texas’ constitutional right to self-defense. pic.twitter.com/seNFZdmujP
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) January 24, 2024
It is evident that numerous conservative Americans were curious about whether the governor would take such a stance. The topic sparked extensive discussions on social media platforms, with some even mentioning the possibility of a civil war if he didn’t. While conservative America certainly does not desire this outcome, many individuals believe that President Joe Biden and the Democrats do, and that this is the intended outcome of their actions.
Conservatives simply want an end to the border invasion, and they perceive Governor Abbott as addressing this issue while President Biden is not. This lack of logic in their eyes leads them to suspect a hidden agenda.
Currently, there are Democrats in Congress who are urging the president to exert federal control over the Texas National Guard in order to prevent Governor Abbott from safeguarding his state’s border with Mexico.
Democratic Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro said, “Governor Greg Abbott is using the Texas National Guard to obstruct and create chaos at the border. If Abbott is defying yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling, @POTUS needs to establish sole federal control of the Texas National Guard now.”
Governor Greg Abbott is using the Texas National Guard to obstruct and create chaos at the border.
— Joaquin Castro (@JoaquinCastrotx) January 23, 2024
Abbott is following the Donald Trump playbook: make immigration harder and more dangerous, so asylum seekers are pushed into the hands of cartels and the system remains broken. (2/6)
— Congressman Greg Casar (@RepCasar) January 24, 2024
The Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling has been widely criticized by many Americans, who believe it is not in the best interest of the United States. On the other hand, they see Abbott’s determination to protect our border as the right course of action.
Due to the president’s refusal to fulfill his duties as outlined in Article IV of the Constitution, Abbott had no choice but to take action in line with Article I, Section 10, Clause 3 to safeguard the border.
Biden’s actions have put the governor in a difficult position, and Abbott has responded accordingly. This has created a ripple effect, with Democrats expecting Biden to take action and Americans preparing for any outcome if he does.
I have redesigned the “Come And Take It” flag with razor wire. pic.twitter.com/BqzPpqslKA
— Christ, America, Liberty 🟨🗽🧯 (@GodUSALiberty) January 24, 2024