Gov. Perry announced "Surge Operations" using state resources (PJ Media).
According to a statement released by the Republican Party of Texas today, Texas leaders including Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and state House Speaker Joe Strauss have “directed the Texas Dept. of Public Safety (DPS) to immediately begin law enforcement surge operations on the Texas-Mexico border” because of the “absense of adequate federal resources to secure the border.Bryan Preston, the author of the article referenced above, also noted that some Border Patrol agents are becoming so frustrated they're giving up and looking for other work.
The operations will cost Texans $1.3 million per week.
“Texas can’t afford to wait for Washington to act on this crisis and we will not sit idly by while the safety and security of our citizens are threatened,” Gov. Perry says in the statement. “Until the federal government recognizes the danger it’s putting our citizens in by its inaction to secure the border, Texas law enforcement must do everything they can to keep our citizens and communities safe.”
The officials have sent an official letter to DPS Director Steve McCraw, authorizing DPS to conduct law enforcement surge operations using “any funds appropriate to the agency.” The surge operations will continue through the end of the calendar year, according to the joint statement.
Texans are noticing more visible police presence all over the state, and more traffic stops of large vehicles capable of carrying large numbers of people that are traveling northward from the border region, as the state copes with the massive influx of illegal aliens. Gov. Perry has complained that with the federal government failing to stop the flow, and then moving the illegal aliens to hotels around Texas, there are no rooms left for Texans with the summer vacation season here.
According to the Texas Republican statement, Border Patrol has apprehended more illegal aliens in the first eight months of this fiscal year than it apprehended all of last fiscal year — 160,000 this year, versus 154,000 all of last year. An estimated 34,000 unaccompanied alien children have been apprehended in the Rio Grande Valley this year, and estimates peg the year’s total at 90,000.
The Obama administration is using military bases to house some of the illegal aliens, and has shipped some of them as far north as New York and Massachusetts.
What else are we to expect when we have a lawless occupant of the White House, as well as the GOP establishment and their big business interests like the US Chamber of Commerce, who are pushing for amnesty, and Obama threatens executive orders.
This is where people make the mistake of thinking it is incompetence on Obama's part. It's not. It is intentionally done as part of the Cloward-Piven Strategy (Discover the Networks).
First proposed in 1966 and named after Columbia University sociologists Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, the Cloward-Piven Strategy seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse.They key? Piven was a charter member of the far-Leftist "New Party" which Richard Milhous Obama is also a member of. Saul Alinsky, whom Obama and Hillary Rotten Clinton are influenced by, is cited as inspiration.
Inspired by the August 1965 riots in the black district of Watts in Los Angeles (which erupted after police had used batons to subdue an African American man suspected of drunk driving), Cloward and Piven published an article titled "The Weight of the Poor: A Strategy to End Poverty" in the May 2, 1966 issue of The Nation. Following its publication, The Nation sold an unprecedented 30,000 reprints. Activists were abuzz over the so-called "crisis strategy" or "Cloward-Piven Strategy," as it came to be called. Many were eager to put it into effect.
In their 1966 article, Cloward and Piven charged that the ruling classes used welfare to weaken the poor; that by providing a social safety net, the rich doused the fires of rebellion. Poor people can advance only when "the rest of society is afraid of them," Cloward told The New York Times on September 27, 1970. Rather than placating the poor with government hand-outs, wrote Cloward and Piven, activists should work to sabotage and destroy the welfare system; the collapse of the welfare state would ignite a political and financial crisis that would rock the nation; poor people would rise in revolt; only then would "the rest of society" accept their demands.
The key to sparking this rebellion would be to expose the inadequacy of the welfare state. Cloward-Piven's early promoters cited radical organizer Saul Alinsky as their inspiration. "Make the enemy live up to their (sic) own book of rules," Alinsky wrote in his 1971 book Rules for Radicals. When pressed to honor every word of every law and statute, every Judeo-Christian moral tenet, and every implicit promise of the liberal social contract, human agencies inevitably fall short. The system's failure to "live up" to its rule book can then be used to discredit it altogether, and to replace the capitalist "rule book" with a socialist one.
In my mind, Perry needs to go further. Call the National Guard and put them on the border, then send the bill to Washington for them to reimburse Texas. If Obama tries to nationalize the guard, then I'd give orders to have Obama, Eric Holder, or Joe Biden arrested by Texas Rangers if they ever set foot in the Lone Star State.