Trump Wants More US Troops On Southern Border

BY Herschel Smith
5 years ago

Military Times:

President Donald Trump said that he is considering sending even more troops to the southern U.S. border to help with security missions there, calling the situation there increasingly dangerous.

“I’m going to have to call up more military,” he said Wednesday during a roundtable with supporters in Texas related to his plans for a southern border wall and tighter immigration laws for Central and South American migrants.

“Our military, don’t forget, can’t act like a military would act. Because if they got a little rough, everybody would go crazy … They have all these horrible laws that the Democrats won’t change.”

Neither the president nor White House officials clarified how many troops may be added or whether Trump’s comments reflected concerns about the Posse Comitatus Act, a 19th- century federal law that restricts active-duty military participation in domestic law enforcement activities.

Ain’t that something?  They’ll send sons of America to fight all sorts of police actions and “authorizations to use force” around the globe, but the one thing they are tasked by the constitution for doing – preventing and responding to foreign invasions – the elitists in charge call illegal under Posse Comitatus.

There’s nothing wrong with Posse Comitatus.  What’s wrong is in Washington, D.C., and the demons, gargoyles and pit vipers who ensconce there.


  1. On April 12, 2019 at 7:05 am, Bram said:

    We spend a $Trillion a year on Defense and can’t defend ourselves. Late stage / collapsing empire problems.

    About 15 years ago, when I was in the Army National Guard, I volunteered for a border mission. Then found out we would be going there completely unarmed – not issued any weapons and forbidden from bringing personally owned firearms for self-defense. I immediately nu-volunteered.

  2. On April 12, 2019 at 8:29 am, Ned said:

    Notice how Trump can make bump stocks illegal with the stroke of a pen. But when it comes to immigration he is somehow powerless.

    Also notice that when Trump does something regarding immigration, judges by their own ex parte orders undo it.

    They don’t reverse by their own motion when it comes to the Trumpstock ban, however. Statist actions that quash citizen’s rights are all a-okay with the judiciary.

    And (some) people still think they can get a fair shake in court.

    So now the courts have more power than any other branch of government when it comes to screwing us. All they need is their own enforcement arm.

  3. On April 12, 2019 at 8:57 am, George said:

    Trump can send every soldier in the lower 48 and beyond to the Southern Border and nothing will change. Until legislation is passed with the purpose of putting an end to the nonsense system of aliens setting one foot in America and then having to be processed an released for some over the rainbow hearing, it is all just for show. If fact by putting more troops there you make it easier for the invaders to find someone to turn themselves in to.

    However if the military was issued the proper orders and deployed correctly they could have a big impact on drug smuggling. The powers that be are terrified some incident would happen if they did that. So that won’t happen either.

  4. On April 12, 2019 at 9:31 am, Fred said:

    Good point. Let’s talk about this ‘incident’ where a ‘migrant’ gets hurt because the current incident is that a nation spending 1 trillion dollars on defense refuses to defend itself.

    Written last November with some recent edits. Reposted here seeking Herschel’s forgiveness for the length:

    We will lose the coming engagement at the border and ultimately, we will lose our country, here’s why; white men have forgotten that they built Western Civilization under force at arms, the rest of the world has not. The barbarians are at the gate.

    The order has been given; the orders are that the troops now (03Nov2018) being sent to the border may defend themselves. While on the surface this might seem right or even sound good, it is neither. This order fully comports with the United Nations ( UN ) Rules of Engagement, the Geneva Conventions, and the Oslo Accords.

    The duty of the US military is to defend The Nation. The duty of the individual Soldier/Sailor is to, if necessary, die in defense of his nation, not to be sent into harm’s way so that he might follow some Rules of Engagement Riddle Book. These rules are why we have lost every war since WWII, and these same rules are why we will lose at the border.

    Here’s the hard part; as its Leader, the decision to defend your nation against men armed with little more than rocks and fists and teeth is an extraordinarily tough decision. But none the less, it is a decision that must be made. What’s coming IS a foreign army. It’s foreign funded, foreign manned, foreign flagged, and foreign motivated, yes, it’s motivators and motivations are foreign to Western Civilization and Christianity. That it is a declared Invasion Force is not in question. The Invaders have declared it.

    Here is the really hard part; I know what just about every man of sound mind is thinking about now; Do we kill them until they stop? You can hand your nation over to conquerors and hope that they will be nice to you afterward as foreign occupiers, and now to become Rightful Owners, but brothers; history all the way back into antiquity and beyond, even to the times of the Old Testament, tells us differently. By the Law of Nature and Nature’s God, they will have little use for you, will enslave your sons, and own your daughters. You kill every one of them that pisseth against the wall, this includes the quisling traitors in our midst, or you get your head removed. This is the brutal truth of life on earth. The answer is; Yes.

    A note to the American Church and all of you government run 501(c)3 corps before you object; the LORD would NOT have your nation destroyed and your people enslaved that you would not fight back. That’s NOT, I repeat, NOT the God of the Holy Bible. Your pastor is an hireling trained of men, certified by his master, Government. The LORD came to offer salvation; he did NOT change the nature of earth itself or its brutal realities. The OT is NOT null and void. The Law of Self Defense and of the Defense of Nations is still the law. (Judgement starts with his people and it’s all I can do to not get giddy at the prospect of the wreckage that will be inflicted against your Churches. This is YOUR FAULT. LORD, please forgive me.)

    This part is even harder; it’s time to put away the platitudes about Trump saving us. He can’t and he won’t. Now is the time of men, of hard men that lead with steel in their veins. We have no such man. Look at the leadership of Soros. He’s willing to destroy civilization. That’s a man of commitment. We need such a man to match. We need a man of like commitment, one that will do ANYTHING to save Western Civilization. All of the phony Trump memes in the world aren’t helpful and won’t change anything.

    This is the hardest part of all; No amount of post Enlightenment science, reason, logic, or sound judgment can save us. We must recognize why this is happening. The openly declared annihilation of America and white men is here. The Chinese intellectuals didn’t believe it. The German Jews didn’t believe it.* The Ukrainian farmers didn’t believe it. Friends, I have heard them and I believe that their intent is to end me. Will you not learn? Although the evil in such a declaration is clear and the source of it is indeed this Evil, that’s on the surface. Sirs, we’ve brought this upon ourselves. The fact is that Western Civilization was built upon the foundations of the Holy Bible first and foremost. Without repentance and the seeking of God we have lost. It’s really that simple. Can you not feel, sense in your very fibers, can you not plainly see that America is under attack from evil at every turn? How long will you deny the answer to evil?

    Here’s why it won’t get better. You don’t have to be a believer on the LORD to know that you can’t kill 70 million babies and get away with it. If we don’t end this now it’s over. Even if we burn DC to ground, and kill every last one of the satanic abortionists it’s probably too late. I am a student of the Holy Bible. The Scriptures are clear, we have been handed over for destruction and despite your most ardent objections or disbelief, evil has been loosed.

    Welcome to the Natural Law of God. I’m not going to any camp. I’ve purposed in my heart that I will not deny my Savior and His natural and revealed law. The leftists have a choice; crucify me or we go Old Testament.

    *(There is evidence that the German Christians tried to warn the people and preached against the direction that that government was taking, which resistance of course, got 1 million Christians killed by the Nazis starting with the preachers and pastors who would not be hirelings, but weirdly, there are no such objections to the American State in our time. The Nazis came for the Christians first. Can’t have those pesky men indwelled with the knowledge of good and evil mucking up your plans.)

  5. On April 12, 2019 at 10:14 am, Bram said:

    A century ago guarding borders is what soldiers did during peace time. People crossing borders without permission could expect to be roughly handled – tossed back to where they belong or, if the put up a fight, shot.

  6. On April 12, 2019 at 11:46 am, Clyde said:

    @ Fred
    Thanks you, that’s exactly where we’re at.

  7. On April 12, 2019 at 12:19 pm, TRX said:

    > posse comitatus

    So put the troops on the *Mexican* side of the border.

    When they complain, tell them “We’re simply responding to your request for military assistance at your northern border!”

    When they deny any such request was made, tell them you’lll direct the FBI to make an investigation. Right after they find Hillary’s email…

  8. On April 12, 2019 at 1:35 pm, Ned2 said:

    Posse Comitatus is not an issue on the border, or within 100 miles of the border for that matter.
    The troops are not combating an internal conflict they are combating foreign invaders, who are not US citizens and do not have any Constitutional rights at all.
    All this is noise. The President can send the entire goddam army to the border if we needed it, and in any event, Posse Comitatus covers only the US Army and Air Force.
    We could send the entire Marine Corps all over the country rounding up illegals, and deploy the Navy on the Rio Grande for some target practice, including the Seals.
    We could mobilize the National Guard within the country as well.
    My only question is “Why haven’t we done so yet?”

  9. On April 12, 2019 at 2:23 pm, Fred said:

    That the US Active Military can’t operate in and around our nation’s borders is a falsehood and a travesty. Posse Comitatus does NOT amend Article 4 Section 4. It can’t. A simple statute is NOT an amendment to the constitution. The DoD has the DUTY to repel invasion. Posse Comitatus is there to remind us that the military oughtn’t to, as an example, round up US citizens in Topeka; it has ZERO to do with the Defense of the Nation under Art 4, Sec 4.

    But hey, how could a constitutional convention of Christian Englishmen have wanted it any other way than to be overrun by all manner of Godless heathen and barbarian?

  10. On April 13, 2019 at 5:13 pm, Michael Donato said:

    Does anyone still believe a word Trump says?

  11. On April 13, 2019 at 7:13 pm, Gryphon said:

    “Posse Comitatus” is pure bullshit. It didn’t stop Tanks and Machine Guns being used against the ‘Bonus Army’ Marchers, or those People at Waco. The Military WILL Follow Orders to Fire on the Citizens, Always Have and Always Will.

    As for the “Border”, Get a Clue. The Traitors in the ‘Swamp’ Long Ago sold out our Republic (if you can Keep it) to the Globalist, U.N., (((bankers))) and the rest of the bolshevik/communist vermin.

    Fred is Correct, the “Republic” is Long Gone, and the Empire is in its Last Days.

  12. On April 13, 2019 at 7:51 pm, Michael Donato said:

    Gryphon and Fred—-in complete agreement. Except I am afraid the empire is just getting warmed up.

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