April 30, 2015

TEXAS TO MONITOR US MILITARY EXERCISE:  Governor Greg Abbott announced that he has ordered the Texas State Guard to monitor U.S. military as it conducts an upcoming two-month, 1,200 troop training exercise in the State.  Abbott ordered monitoring to assuage concerns of Texans that the exercise will provide a platform for U.S. military occupation of,  and imposition of martial law on, Texas.  Abbott explained in a letter to the Commander of the Texas State Guard, Major General Jake Betty:

“During the training operation, it is important that Texans know their safety, constitutional rights, private property rights and civil liberties will not be infringed.  By monitoring the Operation on a continual basis, the State Guard will facilitate communications between my office and the commanders of the Operation to ensure that adequate measures are in place to protect Texans.”

This is why I love Texans.  And kudos to Abbott for doing what he thinks is right, knowing the onslaught of mainstream media criticism to come.  A healthy dose of suspicion is warranted, especially with this Administration.