For a few weeks now, we have been reporting on Operation Jade Helm, a military training exercise set to take place across Texas this summer in which military personnel will operate covertly among the American public.
Many see this as a dry run for martial law and have connected it to the mysterious Walmart closings. Recently, patriotic Texans have been letting their uncomfortable feelings about this known all across the state.
Last week, Texas Governor Greg Abbott wrote a letter to the Texas National Guard asking them to keep an eye on the suspicious operation. The Obama administration responded by poking fun at Abbott and anyone else who dared to question Jade Helm.
“I have no idea what he’s thinking,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest laughingly said of Abbott. “In no way will the constitutional rights or civil liberties of any American citizen be infringed upon while this exercise is being conducted.”
Abbott, however, has made it clear that he won’t be backing down.
“I’ve ordered the Texas State Guard to monitor Jade Helm 15 to safeguard Texans’ constitutional rights, private property & civil liberties,” Gov. Abbott recently announced on Twitter, letting Obama know that he isn’t going anywhere.
“During the training operation, it is important that Texans know their safety, constitutional rights, private property right and civil liberties will not be infringed,” Abbott said in his original letter to the Texas National Guard. “I am directing the Texas State Guard to monitor Operation Jade Helm 15.”
The Obama administration is doing everything they can to make Jade Helm naysayers look crazy. We applaud Governor Abbott for refusing to back down and for showing Obama that it is never a good idea to mess with Texas.