Above is a picture that tells a thousand words posted on Twitter a few days ago by the so-called Texas Military Department.
You see there is no American flag. Though there is of course a come and take it flag along with the Texas flag.
Here is how the Texas Military Department describes itself:
Who We Are: The Texas Military is commanded by The Adjutant General of Texas, the state's senior military official appointed by the governor, and is comprised of the Texas Military Department, the Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), the Texas Air National Guard (TXANG) and the Texas State Guard (TXSG).
Here is how they describe their mission:
Our Mission: Provide the Governor and the President with ready forces in support of state and federal authorities at home and abroad.
They themselves say they exist in part to serve the President and federal government.
At the moment though our Texas Military Department seems ambivalent about their stated mission. Currently they are posted at the border asserting the supremacy of the State of Texas over the government of the United States of America.
You can say it is an act and for show. I think we should take it at face value. There is a clear authoritarian threat in Texas and the nation. Making a production out of ignoring the American Flag, the Texas Military Department appears more part of the threat than an agency of government that will defend democracy and keep Texans safe.
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