Generally, an “invasion” requires military involvement, but not always. Invasion does include military objectives or force sufficient to overwhelm a land’s defenses. King Hassan sent the so-called Green March invasion force of starving refugees to win political victory over the entrenched Spanish troops. It is not important to debate that 1975 invasion here. I take no political side in that affair. It is just a great example of a non-violent invasion, not too different from what we have at our Southern border.
The Moroccan invasion resulted in lots of bloodshed and violence on all sides. It also seized huge investments by both the Spanish and Angolans. Clever at the time, it resulted in a long, bloody war. No mistake, it was definitely an invasion like ours at the Southern border.
Webster wrote the first American dictionary to make certain the words of the new Republic were recorded, in part to “record the variance” between American and English, and partly to assure a precise account of “the republican debate for future generations.” Invasion was far more to our founders than merely military, but also any hostile entry into our lands to usurp the rights or property of our citizens, or to enter illegally with a view to plunder rights or privileges.
This is no longer in our dictionaries, but it remains in the context of our Founder’s intentions, and part of the definition of what President Trump is facing at our Southern border.
It is such a delight to the corrupt leadership of the Democrat Party that they want to stop him at any cost. If a few million more illegal invaders can slip in, what’s to stop them from re-inventing and redefining America? Invasion is the correct name for what is happening at our Southern border. Those who support the invasion in our halls of Congress are just as bad, but there we call it treason.