Texas county declares itself a sanctuary county — but not in the way you think

Texas county declares itself a sanctuary county — but not in the way you think
Fall of the Alamo, R.J. Onderdonk 1903. (Image: Wikimedia)

By Faye Higbee

The term sanctuary in recent years has come to carry the unstated implication from the laws of a nation you have entered unlawfully. But in Texas, a movement has been afoot to restore that English word to its original denotation.

This was evident on Monday, Parker County, Texas, which voted unanimously to become a Second Amendment Sanctuary. The country joined 5 others — Hudspeth, Presidio, Edwards, Mitchell, and Hood — that have stated they will back their sheriffs in not enforcing unconstitutional laws.

The Texan reported:

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Commissioner George Conley introduced the resolution for the court to affirm “its resolve to support decisions made by our Sheriff to not enforce any unconstitutional firearms restrictions against any citizen.”

The resolution also states that the court will not “authorize or appropriate government funds, resources, employees, agencies, contractors, buildings, detention centers, or offices for the purpose of enforcing law that unconstitutionally infringes on the right of people to keep and bear arms.”

Part of this initiative a backlash to presidential wannabe Beto O’Rourke’s recent threats to confiscate the guns of law-abiding American citizens. These Texans won’t stand for it. MConley told The Texan that while five or six people spoke against the resolution but 15 to 20, including the sheriff, spoke for it.

You can almost hear supporters of the move yelling “Remember the Alamo” at the top of their lungs. The battle at that stronghold, which raged between February 23 to March 6, 1836 was a giant loss for Texans. But a month later, an army of Texans led by Sam Houston defeated Mexican General Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto. The Texans shouted, “Remember the Alamo!” as they descended on the Mexican army. Texas won its independence. Will it do the same now?

Parker County is but the sixth of 254 Texas counties. How many more will join the movement is unknown. But if enough of them stand against the unconstitutional actions of the Left, they will once again win their independence from tyranny.

Cross posted at Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children

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