More time has passed and still the President has done absolutely nothing to deal with the crisis on our Southern border. There is still no set plan to stop the thousands of people flooding our border each day, and there is no end in sight because of President Obama’s refusal to take action.

Rick McKee / Augusta Chronicle

This week, my organization Citizens United launched a petition that calls on President Obama to deploy the National Guard to our Sothern border. It boils down to this: millions of illegal immigrants are already living and working in the United States, not paying taxes and enjoying a multitude of benefits – courtesy of the hardworking American taxpayer. Therefore, throwing thousands more illegal immigrants at an already out-of-control problem is simply ludicrous.

Politicians and faceless bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. refuse to enforce the law, secure the border, or be honest with the American people about the totality of this problem. As a direct result of the policies and statements of Barack Obama and his Administration, the situation has now completely spiraled out of control.

We are a country of laws, and these laws must be enforced. Our borders must be secured or we cease being a sovereign nation. This is an urgent matter of national security – which is why it is necessary to send the National Guard to the border in order to protect it. Governor Perry showed true leadership this week when he deployed 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the border and accused the Federal Government of offering nothing but “lip service” when it comes to the border crisis.  In announcing the deployment, Governor Perry said: “I will not stand idly by while our citizens are under assault and little children from Central America are detained in squalor. We are too good of a country.” And he’s right.

It is time President Obama follows Governor Perry’s lead and takes action to deal with this crisis – which has huge domestic and national security implications. The time for talk has now long passed. Despite this being President Obama’s favorite way to pretend he is taking action, we can’t afford to waste any more time merely throwing rhetoric at this crisis. Action is required. Immediately.

I encourage you to join me in signing this petition and demanding that President Obama and his Administration take the necessary action to preserve and protect our border. We are a nation of laws, and it’s time to do what it takes to enforce them.