Judge: ‘Sanctuary State’ Unconstitutional

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Are you sure you want a sanctuary state?

At least one judge has ruled unconstitutional the 2017 state law that made California a “sanctuary state” where our country’s immigration laws do not apply (https://abc7.com/politics/oc-judge-rules-californias-sanctuary-state-law-unconstitutional/4356877/).

A Superior Court judge struck down the law on the grounds that it violates the rights of charter cities (121 of them) to police themselves. The law forbade local police forces to communicate with federal authorities, like ICE (Immigration & Customs Enforcement),  in cases involving illegal aliens.

Gee, who’d’a thunk it? A state declares federal law, enacted by Congress, to be null and void within its borders… Uh, wasn’t there a spot of trouble about that, back in the 1860s?

If the U.S. Constitution is not the law of the land, then there is no law of the land: but only 50 different sets of laws, and no country at all, but only a name on the map.

That still leaves us utterly perplexed as to why anyone would want their state declared a sanctuary for illegal aliens. Well, OK, Democrats want to replace the electorate with a lot of Third World peasants they can easily dominate, and certain Republican donors want cheap labor (although if the labor force can’t afford to buy the goods and services, then where are you?)–but those are not reasons for normal people.

5 comments on “Judge: ‘Sanctuary State’ Unconstitutional

  1. I doubt that the people behind these schemes wake up in the morning wanting to destroy America, but their unreasoning hatred for any true authority amounts to the same thing. Apparently, they can’t see past their immediate wants, interests, goals, etc. and see where this will end up.

    Once great cities have been turned into medieval cesspools. As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t visit California anymore. The last trip I took through there exposed me to the sight of all sorts of dismaying things, and occasionally to the feeling of being in peril, because of the environment around me. Imagine driving through a poorer neighborhood where every home had bars on the windows and the median home price is out of reach for almost anyone making less than $250,000 per year. And this is a rough, somewhat nasty area where I wouldn’t want to unlock the doors of my car.

    In Colorado, where recreational marijuana can be sold without violating any state laws, the atmosphere has changed drastically, in many places. Pleasant little towns where I used to feel safe night and day have taken on the same sense of danger I felt while driving through LA’s less prosperous areas. Businesses that used to be the model of cleanliness and order, now seem disheveled and you feel like you need a shower, just looking at the place.

    These are just two examples that I’ve seen with my own eyes, but they seem indicative of what happens when the Left decides to make their own rules.

    1. Once upon a time, pre-Giuliani, pre-Bloomberg, Patty and I went to a game at Yankee Stadium and got lost driving home. We didn’t dare stop and ask directions: not in the South Bronx as it was then. The best I could do was follow another car with Jersey plates around and around the city until it finally led us back to the George Washington Bridge.

      The one sight I remember most vividly was that of an untended toddler, maybe two years old, jumping up and door on a discarded, torn-up mattress on the street beside a burned-out car.

      Welcome to Dystopia, courtesy of Democrat government.

    2. Otto Scout liked to tell stories about New York City where he lived as a journalist. He said before WWII you could go anywhere in the city at any time of day and be safe. He and his buds like to visit Harlem to listen to jazz at all hours of the night – no fear.

  2. The love of money is a root of all sorts of evil – which is the downfall of Capitalism, the best system ever devised by mankind. Capitalism is based on trust (it used to take just a handshake). America is still the most desired place to invest money because of our judicial system being better than anyone else’s (as flawed as it is- other countries exist by bribery). Why do you think China is buying up so much of our country (and lots of the Hollywood entertainment industry)?

    1. Interesting points. Free market capitalism has created enormous quantities of prosperity, but like any freedom, requires ethical behavior of its participants in order to function as it should. Unfortunately this seems to be the exception and not the rule in our increasingly Godless age.

      One thing that amazes me, is the unbelievable complexity of many business transactions in our day. The ethical safeguards necessary these days increase expense and make everything happen more slowly. We need the Kingdom of God.

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