This article was published by TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, March 15, 2021:
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, one of the most active of the states’ attorneys general in resisting the unconstitutional overreach of the Biden administration, wrote on Saturday that he needed help. Although he has filed numerous lawsuits, with more promised, he can’t do it alone:
It is … up to the states to save this country from President Biden’s liberal and illegal wish list.… The Office of the Attorney General of Texas stands ready to lead in that mission.
Paxton is relying, in part, on one of the Republic’s Founders to build his case. James Madison, the “Father of the Constitution,” wrote in The Federalist, No. 45:
The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people….
And when the federal (or “national” or “central”) government threatens the rights of the sovereign citizens of a state, wrote Paxton, “I am proud to lead the way for Texas in providing the necessary counterweight to the far-left Democrats forcing dangerously radical policies upon us.”
Paxton already has had some significant success. He filed a lawsuit in the Federal District Court of Texas demanding that the Biden administration immediately halt its freeze on the deportation of illegal aliens. He wrote: