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Tennessee State Representatives Look To Fight Obama -- Ryan -- Haslam Sponsored Muslim Invasion

Tennessee State Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver (R-Lancaster) wants the Tennessee General Assembly to step up if Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam fails to launch a constitutional challenge to the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program according to a hard-hitting report by our friend Michael Patrick Leahy of Breitbart. 

Readers will recall that Tennessee was the location of a Muslim terrorist attack earlier this year that took the lives of four US service members: Marines Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, Sgt. Carson Holmquist, Lance Cpl. Squire K. Wells and Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith. 

Terri Lynn WeaverAnd as the jihadi attacks in Paris splashed blood across the capital of France – and the front pages of newspapers around the world – the same malign force that brought slaughter in the name of Islam to the French is quietly being brought to America by our own government, and government contractors who make billions promoting and servicing this national security risk. 

Several of the Paris attackers have been confirmed as having registered as a “refugees” in Greece before traveling to Paris to launch the attack. Despite that obvious warning sign, alleged refugees from Syria continue to be brought to America – prompting some 30 governors, including Haslam to protest the move. 

But like other establishment Republicans, such as House Speaker Paul Ryan, Haslam has apparently been unwilling to put action behind his words and actually act to stop the flow of potential jihadis into a state that has already endured one attack. 

Weaver, the daughter of a refugee from Yugoslavia who came to the United States in 1952 as a twelve-year-old,  is circulating a letter to her colleagues in the Tennessee House of Representatives asking for their support in signing that body up as the plaintiff in a constitutional challenge to that federal program prepared by the Thomas More Law Center, a well-respected public interest law firm because Tennessee’s Republican Governor, Bill Haslam, has been dragging his feet on committing the state to join the case. 

In the most recent budget year figures available the State of Tennessee provided almost $1.5 million to private “refugee resettlement” organizations and spent upwards of $2.3 million on refugee programs. 

Nothing captures the reasons for the white-hot fury of America’s country class voters quite so well as this spineless failure of the Republican Party’s leadership to exercise their constitutional responsibility to protect and defend the Constitution and the American homeland from such an obvious threat. 

And nothing captures how the “iron triangle” of entrenched Washington insider interests uses its influence on Congress to raid the Treasury and betray the American people as does the refugee “resettlement” industry. 

As James Simpson documented in a recent article for The American Thinker, taxpayer funded so-called “Voluntary Agencies,” such as Catholic Charities, are paid close $1 billion a year to bring U.N. designated refugees to America. 

And their leaders, who are paid in the high six figures, meet regularly with Congress to lobby for more refugees to be brought to America, and more taxpayer spending to support them. 

Refugees from Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere establish their own little enclaves. They are not taught to assimilate. They are however, taught how to game the system. 

With 74.2 percent of refugees on food stamps, 56 percent on Medicaid and 47.1 on SSI cash assistance Simpson calculates refugee “resettlement” costs are currently running at well over $10 billion per year. 

But the vast cost of these programs isn’t the worst part; some 77 percent of these “refugees” are young men of military age. It is the clear and present danger these “refugees” pose to America – and the near-treasonous dismissal of that danger by Republican leaders – that has brought us to this national security crisis. 

As we here at CHQ documented, Muslim Boston Marathon bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev were welcomed into the United States as “refugees” and given welfare and other government benefits during their youthful inculcation in radical Islamist thought and terrorist tactics. 

And Senators Jeff Sessions and Ted Cruz have documented some 72 other domestic terror “incidents” attributable to Muslim refugees or refugee-related individuals – in just the past year alone. 

As the entirely predictable story of the role of so-called Syrian refugees in the Paris attacks unfolds, the Capitol Hill Republican establishment can no longer act like they don’t understand the danger of bringing another jihadi attack to America that Obama's immigration policies pose. 

Haslam’s lack of action – beyond letter writing – has prompted some legislators to look past the courts to a direct exercise of the state’s sovereign authority. 

House GOP Caucus Chairman Glen Casada, R-Franklin said in a November interview with The Tennessean, "We need to activate the Tennessee National Guard and stop them from coming in to the state by whatever means we can," referencing refugees. 

"I’m not worried about what a bureaucrat in D.C. or an unelected judge thinks. ... We need to gather (Syrian refugees) up and politely take them back to the ICE center and say, 'They’re not coming to Tennessee, they’re yours.' " 

"Tennessee is a sovereign state. If the federal government is forsaking the obligation to protect our citizens, we need to act," Casada said during a phone interview with The Tennessean

Casada, Rep. Rick Womick, R-Rockvale, and at least a few other lawmakers believe it's time to call a special legislative session to look at doing something. 

"I believe we should take a long look at the entire refugee program and use any means necessary to stop refugees from entering Tennessee if they come from countries with ties to ISIS, Al-Qaeda and similar terrorist groups," House Majority Whip Jeremy Durham, R-Franklin, said in a statement.

"If the U.S. Supreme Court says the federal government cannot force states to expand their Medicaid rolls, I'm not sure how the federal government believes it can legitimately force Tennessee to accept refugees from countries with known terrorists." 

Of course stopping terrorists posing as refugees is exactly what the US House of Representatives supposedly did in a “show vote” on H.R. 4038, “The American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act,” except Speaker Ryan has now agreed to take that language out of the Continuing Resolution to fund the government for the rest of the year, rendering the House vote meaningless. 

Tennessee state Rep. Weaver told Breitbart News she had already secured 18 signatures from her fellow GOP caucus members as of late Friday. There are 99 members of the Tennessee House of Representatives, 73 of whom are Republican. 

Weaver said she is seeking 60 signatures and believes that number should be attainable when she returns to the State Capitol later this week from her home in Smith County. 

“I think it would be a no-brainer for state representatives to do this to protect our state and our country,” Weaver told Breitbart’s Leahy. 

“People come up to me in the grocery store and ask why is it so hard for our leaders in government to make the call and recognize that we are at war with an ideology that wants to fundamentally change who we are, our principles, and what we believe in as Americans,” she added in her comments to Breitbart. 

The ultimate test of the legitimacy of any government is whether or not it has the consent of the governed, and acts in their best interest.  

Republican leaders on Capitol Hill and Governors like Tennessee’s Bill Haslam now face that test.

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