The migrant caravan that left Honduras with only about a thousand people has swelled to around 5,000 and is growing every day.
Mexican officials tried to stop them at their border with Guatemala, but those in the caravan vow they will make it to the United States.
Trump says he has made an agreement with Mexico to stop the caravan and it involves the United Nations, who will ultimately have the say as to what country the migrants end up in.
The American people need to protest this decision because the United Nations should have NO say about who America takes in or anything else to do with American sovereignty.
Trump has said that he will use the military to stop the caravan, but that will need the approval Congress and even then, they won’t be allowed to be armed or use force.
Their numbers swelled to about 5,000 overnight and at first light they set out walking toward the Mexican town of Tapachula, 10 abreast in a line stretching approximately a mile.
It was not immediately clear where the additional travelers had materialized from since about 2,000 gathered on the Mexican side Saturday night. They seemed likely to be people who had been waiting on the bridge over the Suchiate River or in the Guatemalan town of Tecun Uman and who decided to cross during the night.
At dawn there were still an estimated 1,500 migrants on the Guatemalan side hoping to enter legally.
They marched on through Mexico like a rag tag army of the poor, shouting triumphantly slogans like “Si se pudo!” or “Yes, we could!” …
George Mason, considered to be the father of the Bill of Rights stated:
“Mr. Chairman, a worthy member has asked who are the militia, if they be not the people of this country, and if we are not to be protected from the fate of the Germans, Prussians, etc., by our representation? I ask, Who are the militia? They consist now of the whole people, except a few public officers.” [Jonathan Elliot, The Debates in the Several State Conventions, on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution, as Recommended by the General Convention at Philadelphia, in 1787, Congress, Washington, 1836, Vol. III, pp 425-6.]
The Second Amendment, written by Mason guarantees the right of the militia to bear arms.
Therefore, if the military cannot use arms to protect our country from a foreign invasion, shouldn’t the militia – the American people – take up arms and stop the caravan at the border?
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