Irony of ironies that the SCOTUS decision tipped by Judge Amy on Texas razor wire, far from punishing Governor Abbot, actually puts Biden in an impossible situation. Will he send federal troops to confront the Texas National Guard? Will he attempt to “federalize” the guard? How about the optics of cutting down the wire? Or impending video of feds in armed conflict with Texas citizens and uniformed troops?
I lived in Texas for eight years. If you think you understand how proud the citizenry is about their republic, think again. Yes, I said republic. Texas was a sovereign nation when it entered the Union, and this is drilled into every public school pupil from and early age. Students learn “Texas History” from Grade 5. Only later do they learn “U.S. History,” and in many cases that history only begins at the point Texas became a state. They learn why Texas is different than all the other states, and better. That’s why the Lone Star flag is flown at the same height as the Stars and Stripes. It’s sort of a big deal. Did you know that?
Stay confessed. This is going to get interesting.