Governor Greg Abbott's seditious siege at the border in Eagle Pass, Texas continues.
Here is what seems to be a good explanation of the current situation from NBC News.
Below are some excerpts of an "Open letter to Greg Abbott, Texas Military Department and Department of Public Safety" in the Eagle Pass Business Journal.
Here is how the Journal describes itself:
The Eagle Pass Business Journal, Inc. was founded in January of 1993 to promote economic development, international trade, and improve the quality of life in Eagle Pass, Texas and its sister-city, Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico.
Since our founding in 1993, the Eagle Pass Business Journal has been a clarion for positive and professional journalism on the United States-Mexico Border.
From the letter:
This past weekend our city experienced a frightening spectacle when you held a major press event at our local Shelby Park with 14 governors from out of state, and excluded any actual Eagle Pass, or U.S.border residents.....Due to your heavy-handed and highly staged media event and dangerous rhetoric about our border community, armed militias from across the United States were inspired to invade our normally quiet, safe, and peaceful border town.....We are lifelong residents of Eagle Pass. This has never happened before. We have never felt unsafe in our border town until this past weekend.....We are grateful to the Eagle Pass Police Department and Maverick County Sheriff’s Office for protecting us and maintaining peace and civility with this chaotic situation that you invited into our Texas city....Our beautiful and safe public park has been taken away from us, and turned into a military style staging area, now being used as a backdrop for political theater by you, who live over 200 miles away, and out-of-state politicians. Even the TV celebrity Dr. Phil, who lives in Beverly Hills, CA was allowed to attend. Meanwhile, local residents can no longer use our park for fishing, kayaking, flea markets, sports, barbecues, quinceañeras, or to have our children play, as we did daily for generations.....The Texas National Guard seizure of Shelby Park is illegal. It has not only blocked federal U.S. Border Patrol agents from entering and patrolling the area, and doing their job, but it has also effectively barred us, the residents and taxpayers of Eagle Pass, from accessing our own public park.....We refuse to be treated as second class citizens in our own town, in our state, in our own country.
Governor Abbott does not care about the people of Eagle Pass or about the border. It's all a show to attack and weaken the United States Constitution & to help elect the traitor Donald Trump.
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