DAVID KRAYDEN: The Supreme Court’s approval of illegal Immigration is the second Dred Scott decision

The United States has reached a historic crossroads at the southern border that has essentially become a geographic location with no border.

The Supreme Court has decided to enable this fatal charade by telling the effete Biden administration it can remove razor wire put there by Texas. Texas Governor Greg Abbott is calling this an “invasion” by federal forces and he is backed by 25 other Republican governors who also think the enfeebled President Joe Biden is working a lot harder for illegals than he is for Americans.

If America appears to be on the precipice of another civil war, it is not because this coalition of states is a second Confederacy as so many on the Left would love you to believe. The governors are not standing for disunity or for secession; they are fighting for national sovereignty, national unity and the sanctity of America’s borders.

It is the Biden administration that has effectively planned the dissolution of the country by erasing its southern border.

It is the Supreme Court that has escalated the potential for conflict just as it did before it helped ignite the Civil War with a foolish and devastating ruling that justified racial inequality in America. 

The convoy headed to the southern border is not driving for secession but sanity.

Hundreds of thousands of trucks are headed to Eagle Pass, TX; Yuma, AZ; and San Ysidro, CA.

These patriots are finally saying enough is enough of President Joe Biden’s open borders. If anything, it is odd that it has taken three years for Americans to finally rise up in righteous indignation and demand their federal government do something, anything, to protect the sovereignty of their country. People would not have stood by and watched millions of illegals walk unopposed into the United States to be greeted with free healthcare, welfare benefits and a trip of their choosing anywhere in America. 

But most Americans have done exactly that since the day Biden was inaugurated and he decided to open America’s southern border to anyone and to use the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol not as a police force but as an continental Welcome Wagon. How many have crossed illegally? Is it six million or is it over 10 million? We really aren’t sure. How many terrorists have crept into the U.S.? The FBI can’t tell you

But that doesn’t seem to matter to a Supreme Court that has sided with the pusillanimous Biden administration’s demand that Texas remove all that nasty concertina wire that is impeding the progress of illegal immigration. It apparently believes the federal government is within its constitutional rights to break the law and bring illegal immigrants across the border and then across the United States,

The court voted 5-4 in late January that the concertina wire installed by Texas to prevent – or at least discourage – illegals from streaming into America could be removed by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents because it prevented them from doing their job.

That job, by the definition of the Biden administration, is to let as many illegals into the U.S. as possible.

You can listen to National Security Council flak John Kirby say that at a recent news conference when he tried to explain why his hapless administration wanted to remove the razor wire. The retired admiral, who looked like a deer caught in the headlights all throughout the catastrophic U.S. evacuation of Afghanistan, will actually tell the truth when it comes to explaining the job description of border agents, who are not employed to keep America safe but to protect illegals from potential hazards. 

The Supreme Court agreed with Kirby in an approving vote headed by Chief Justice John Roberts who was apparently born to disappoint conservatives. Trump-appointee Amy Coney Barrett also voted for open borders.

None of these judges offered to explain why they voted as they did.

The same cannot be said of another infamous Supreme Court decision that had as much to do with precipitation the U.S. Civil War as John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859.

On March 6, 1857 the court finally issued their verdict on Dred Scott v. Sandford. The Sandford in the case has been long forgotten but Dred Scott was an escaped slave who had lived for years in the free state of Illinois and the free Wisconsin territory  and who was arguing that he was therefore a free man.

The court voted 7-2 against Scott with Chief Justice Roger B Taney being very explicit in explaining his decision, saying that Scott was not really an American citizen and much less a human being than white people because of the color of his skin.

Taney ruled that  “the black man had no rights which the white man was bound to respect; and that the negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for his benefit. He was bought and sold and treated as an ordinary article of merchandise and traffic, whenever profit could be made by it."

Taney swept aside all that feel-good language in the Declaration of Independence, like the powerful phrase "all men are created equal." arguing that such things didn’t apply to black men. He said, “It is too clear for dispute, that the enslaved African race were not intended to be included, and formed no part of the people who framed and adopted this declaration.”

With Taney’s declaration that all men were not created equal, the Supreme Court swept aside the Missouri Compromise that kept slavery in the southern states and admitted new states to the Union on the basis of one free state for every one slave state. It also cemented the constitutionality of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 that permitted federal agents to forcibly capture escaped slaves in the North and deport them back to the South.

The Supreme Court did not address any potential civil war in its decision. That was an unthinkable prospect to most Americans four years before the cataclysm would begin at Fort Sumter. But what the court did was determine that a unified America would be defined by the existence of slavery and the inequality of black people. For many white citizens that just didn’t wash. Who else would be declared unequal in this great republic supposedly built on a foundation of individual liberty?

With the Dred Scott decision, the court denied America and all that it was supposed to represent.

Taney’s words are shocking and disturbing to read today – even given their time and context. But the Supreme Court can still shock and disturb today.

With its febrile determination that Texas cannot secure its border, the Supreme Court is again defining an America that is unacceptable and unworthy of its citizens. It is denying America. It is sowing the seeds of disunity.

If there the clouds on the horizon have become several shades darker over the last few weeks and outrage from Americans just that much more visceral, it can be laid at the feet of not only timorous Biden administration but also the Supreme Court, where a careless and apparently ad hoc decision could have catastrophic consequences. 

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