Nothing says “unity” like starting out a presidency with 32 executive orders, a significant percentage of which focus on illegal immigrants, transgender teenagers, and racial “equity” (aka, communism).
And, to round out all of these delightful priorities, Biden has also been sure to kill tens of thousands of jobs with his executive orders as well, which is clearly necessary to round out the Democrats idea of “unity.”
Clearly, they have a different idea of “unity” in mind.
And, since Biden is now making noise about Supreme Court “reform”, even starting a “Reform Commission” just a day after Eric Holder flapped his lips about the “necessity” of court packing, it is more critical than ever for states to stand up against an increasingly virulent, unstoppable quest for total authoritarian power, no matter what the cost.
Fortunately, that is exactly what a number of states have just done, as evidenced by a very pointed letter sent to the Biden administration. Spearheaded by West Virginia AG Patrick Morrisey, the movement has issued a stark warning to Biden over his rather authoritarian measures.
“The President cannot cut constitutional corners or shirk statutory strictures without inevitably doing more harm to our country than good … [B]y this letter we respectfully urge you when pursuing your policy priorities to honor the core constitutional tenets which should be appreciated and respected by every person entrusted with the honor and burdens of the presidency.” [Source: Fox News]
Thank you, Morrisey. Now let’s hope the Democrats do not attempt to destroy the one item somewhat holding them in check: The Constitution.
Furthermore, Morrisey also stressed his willingness to communicate and compromise directly with the Biden administration, which contrasts rather sharply with Biden’s unilateral executive orders, including orders that directly endanger public safety and national security.
“We stand ready to meet with your administration to discuss more how the issues below affect our states; litigation is never a first option, and we would like to help your team in its important job on behalf of all Americans, consistent with the Constitution and the rule of law … Yet if you sign unconstitutional laws passed by Congress, it will be our responsibility and duty to challenge those laws and court.” [Source: Fox News]
That is correct, Morrissey. It is well within states’ rights to challenge executive overreach in the courts. Unless, of course, the Democrats do something funky to the courts system. In the meantime, states do still have the authority to challenge the federal government, as Morrisey reminded the Biden administration, all of whom were apparently asleep during Civics.
“[If federal entities] go beyond the bounds of their statutory authority, fail to follow legally required procedures, or fall short of the bedrock Administrative Procedure Act obligation of reasoned decision-making, it will likewise be our responsibility to take action.” [Source: Fox News]
The key is being able to still take action, as Biden is currently moving to empower the federal government as much as possible.
The full letter is available on Scribd (for now).
What is especially chilling about Biden’s job-killing executive orders is the fact that they clearly target specific states and specific industries, which certainly suggests an implicitly desire to destroy states that dare to still hold American values near and dear.
As noted by GOP Rep. August Pflueger, Biden’s executive orders have already started destroying the United States’ oil and gas industry, which already provides ominous insight into the possibility of future oil wars in the Middle East (now compare that to Trump’s myriad peace deals).
Moreover, as Pflueger also notes, some of the greatest beneficiaries of the oil and gas industry include Texans, who are well known for the stalwart support of American values … and the American Constitution.
“It’s a full-out assault on the oil and gas industry — on the 10 million people in the United States who work in the industry [and] the 2 million Texans.” [Source: Fox News]
Clearly, Biden could care less about Texans’ livelihood. After all, they largely voted against him. Nice “unity”, Biden.
On top of that, Biden’s illegal immigration “policies” (hint: they’re illegal) also disproportionately hurt Texas, a state that has long had to deal with the scourge of violent, illegal immigrants, coupled with violent cartel wars drawing ever nearer to the Texas border, including one from just a few days ago.
Fortunately, states are making their voices hear now. Unfortunately, if Biden does do something truly damaging to the Supreme Court, it is difficult to say what impact that damage may have on state sovereignty.
Stay tuned for more developments that may threaten state sovereignty …