To close this discussion, I simply want to say one thing: This was completely predictable. There was no reason to send the National Guard to the Border. There was no mission. There was no objective. It was just political theatre to make Rick Perry look like he was doing something, which of course he was not, because there was nothing useful the National Guard could do.

The real issue here is whether the immigration issue will end up doing real damage to the Texas economy. If we seal the border, are we prepared for the effects of that decision?