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ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION: A national crisis

| February 9, 2024 1:00 AM

Our Panhandle, a rather unique shape, is a beautiful part of this world. One of the primary reasons is our people who call this land home. My experience living here since 2001 is that folks are glad to be right here. People here are chill. They like/want to be here. As we grow, we welcome those who want to embrace who we are and what we have to offer. Take time to listen and assimilate.

Yet, when our elected sheriff, Robert Norris, held his most recent town hall he heard that illegal immigration was their No. 1 concern. I, frankly, was surprised to read that. The 2,000-mile border with Mexico is indeed porous, like the sieve used by Danaides. It has become a crisis for our entire country. We have, fortunately, not been impacted to the extreme degree of our southern states. This invasion has ruined much of their world. The images broadcast across the web our heartbreaking. Will our Panhandle soon be impacted by this invasion of young men? Maybe.

Yesterday Gov. Little joined with 25 other states of our Republic sending troops to support Texas. Texas has been thrown into a constitutional crisis with the Feds’ regarding protecting We The People from said invasion.

When the Feds refuse to protect… the state’s obligation is to take the reins. “The government was set to protect man from criminals-and the constitution was written to protect man from the government. The Bill of Rights was not directed at private citizens, but against the government — as an explicit declaration that individual rights supersede any public or social power.” — Ayn Rand

KELLY CONNAWAY

Coeur d’Alene