Let’s discuss the current debacle taking place in California. Progressive socialists like Jerry Brown, Xavier Becerra, 2020 Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris, the mayor of Oakland Libby Schaff and others are turning the state into a third world hellhole for two reasons. One is the accumulation of more progressive votes in order to keep them in power. This is being accomplished by giving these illegal aliens benefits that are meant for American Citizens. The other is a complete disregard of our laws to prove to President Trump that can do what they want and he is powerless to stop them. These socialists are the Deep State on a state level.
At one point, California was the golden standard of the country. If offered the fulfillment of dreams and opportunities of a better lifestyle. Today, because of the progressive socialist who have pushed their Marxist principles upon the American people. Our cities are littered for miles with homeless people, the downtown areas of our major cities are littered with needles and feces, and exorbitant taxes to coddle illegals criminals and overregulation of all facets of life. Along with the support of open borders and extravagant spending of boondoggles such as Gov. Jerry Browns high-speed rail to nowhere that already has the budget for it tripled.
Contrary to the opinion of these progressive socialists President Trump is NOT attempting to roll back the clock but is assuring the American people that the laws already on the books will be enforced. Harris stated that this is a political game and not in the best interest of Californians. She ignores the fact that a majority of the American people have decided that the Oakland Mayor Libby Schaff should be prosecuted for obstruction of Justice. Even over 50% of legal residents of California across all economic and ethnic lines feel the same way.
Most people did not realize that Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, the murderer of Kate Steinle, was initially under the control of ICE, but was given over to the San Francisco Police on a drug warrant. It was the San Francisco police who let him out to roam the streets and to murder Kate Steinle. To protect this animal from the law and to declare that the rights are given to American citizens also covered this man is just absurd.
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Local and state officials have flaunted the rule of law and given protections to those criminally in this country. Being an illegal alien is enough of a reason to be deported. Nothing else is needed to be deported. To undercut the rule of law and give rights to these people is not making the community safer. It used to be taught in the early school years that the Constitution was written to support the American citizens. That is no longer being taught and it appears those laws have been replaced with the thought that if you can get here those rights will also be conferred upon you. You will then have the right to wave the Mexican flag and burn the American flag. You will have the right to demand unemployment, welfare, food stamps and all the other benefits that can be conjured up by the progressive socialists to keep your vote.
Our country has been the beacon to a great portion of the world. Millions of people wish they were here. Leftists believe everything we have accomplished has been accomplished on the backs of others. The simple question is this. If we are such a bad nation and if we terrify not only our own people but people around the world, why do they all want to come here?
Liberals can not defend our republic while advocating for open borders and not making a distinction between citizens and non-citizens. Blind support for open borders, and allowing non-citizens the ability to vote in our elections as California is doing is a dilution of those citizens, including legal immigrants who have become citizens to vote. There is no doubt that these illegal votes will keep the progressives socialists in power so that they can continue to receive the benefits they are not entitled to gain.
The action taken by the Attorney General Jeff Sessions are legally sound. California does not like the judge that has been assigned to hear the case John Mendez, a George W, Bush appointee and have requested that the federal lawsuit is moved to San Francisco, a liberal bastion. Perhaps they can get Judge William Orrick III that also ruled against holding federal funds from cities that are “Sanctuary cities”. This is the same court that sits William Alsup, a Bill Clinton appointee that took it upon himself to block the federal decision to end the DACA program.
So the bottom lines is what does the Constitution say?
Article 1 Section 8 reads
“The Congress shall have power….to establish the uniform rule of Naturalization”
In essence, this gives the federal government the authority to make laws concerning naturalization, and the states must abide by those laws. This is closely tied to immigrants who are legally here and are applying for citizenship.
Article 1 Section 9 states:
“The migration of such persons as any of the states now existing think proper to admit shall not be prohibited by Congress prior to the Year one thousand eight hundred and eight.”
The clause listed gives the Congress the authority to make new laws regarding “migration: into our country with the ability to also prohibit others from entering.
Article VI reads:
“The Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land, and the judges on every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding.”
This clearly states that States cannot overturn the Supreme Law of the Land and make any law contrary to Federal law. This makes the laws which have been passed by California are at the start unconstitutional.
In the U.S. Code sections, 1324 and 1325 states it is a felony to conceal, harbor or shelter illegal aliens. Failing to report illegal aliens is a violation the Immigration and Naturalization Act with repeated violations of our immigration laws, including crossing the border illegally is considered a felony.
This not only gives the Attorney General the authority to enforce current Federal immigration law but to prosecute those who refuse to do so. At the present time, that would include virtually the entire California legislature, but also a great many law enforcement officials and city officials.
Gov. “Moonbeam” Jerry Brown and all the progressive socialists on the California Legislature have been fighting the rule of law. “Moonbeam Jerry has called this a political stunt and declared that the Attorney General has no regard for the truth and that this is tantamount to “going to war” against California.
Our governor seems to think that this well oiled “engine of the American economy” that is California is allowed to dictate to the rest of the country what we should think, and agree to, and believe. Does he not realize that California has been destroyed by the very policies he has put in place. Does he not realize that millions are leaving the state to find better opportunities.
The progressives will fight this every step of the way, even going as far as to hire former Attorney General “Contempt of Congress” Eric Holder to flak for them.
The progressive socialist have another idea that they claim will settle all the challenges that they face to get the open border that they so much want. Brian Fallon, a former Hillary Clinton spokesman now is talking about abolishing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, which he calls an unaccountable immigration force. Now the talking points of the subject have been promulgated to all the Progressive talking heads of the mainstream media. They will then turn this into a Democratic talking point and once again attempt to convince the American people that it is once again “for the children”.
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