Letter: An easy solution to nation's impasse
To the editor,
When the first wave of migrants heading north from Central America to the USA was described as an "invasion," leftists went into hysterics over the word "invasion." They insisted it was just a "caravan" of asylum seekers. Ever eager to promote the leftist spin, mainstream media adhered to this description. Even now as successive waves of illegals amass on our border, they continue to describe these stage-managed productions as "caravans."
There's a big reason the open border fanatics don't want us to use the term "invasion." Article IV, Section 4 of our Constitution says: "The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against invasion."
Article VI stipulates that both the President and Congress are "bound by oath and affirmation, to support this Constitution." Strict adherence to this mandate would settle the impasse between the president and Congress.
It's disgraceful that politicians who until recently supported border security have reversed their position just to thwart the president. It appears they only thing the present congressional leadership wants is to obstruct, disrupt, sabotage, delay, defame, accuse, investigate, agitate and impeach. Speaker Pelosi should consult Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution to see what the legitimate constitutional duties of Congress are, then set about tending to them.
Valley City, N.D.