Between 1957 and 1963, Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy warned Governors in Mississippi, Arkansas and Alabama to stop messing with the civil rights of Americans. These Democrats were racists who refused to allow black students to attend public schools. In each case, the Presidents sent federal troops into their states, seized command of the state’s National Guard, and forced the hands of these renegade political hacks. Around that time, Dr. Martin Luther King said, “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Rev. King’s words and the decisive actions of Ike and JFK are as relevant today as they were then. That’s because on October 5, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation which designated California as a Sanctuary State. In so doing, he has challenged President Trump to a political game of chicken.
But Jerry Brown is driving a Mo-Ped that’s about to crash, head-on, into Donald Trump’s 18-wheeler. Earlier in 2017, Mr. Brown audaciously appropriated nearly $30 Million in state funds to assist Illegals in avoiding deportation. He also spent a small fortune in tax dollars to hire former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder – a close buddy of Barack Obama’s – to obviate federal immigration law. Gov. Brown also recently pardoned several deportees who were convicted of serious crimes. Brown either doesn’t care about the law or doesn’t understand it – which may explain why he flunked the bar exam on his first try. This new law prohibits state and local law enforcement agencies from using funds or personnel to hold, question, or share information with federal immigration agents about individuals, unless they’ve been convicted of an offense that’s on a list of about 800 crimes described in a 2013 California law.
The acting Director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Thomas Homan, warned that his agency “would have no choice but to conduct at-Large arrests in local neighborhoods and at worksites.” Mr. Homan meant what he said, as Californians will likely soon learn the hard way.
Politicians like Brown are throwing down against the USA, and thumbing their noses at federal law. Mr. Trump should order the arrests of Governor Brown and all Mayors, Sheriffs, Police chiefs and other rogue public officials who take part in undermining U.S. immigration law. Federal troops and California National Guard members should be activated to keep order and ensure public safety as U.S. law is strictly enforced. The American people will overwhelmingly support such action, because they strongly favor Trump’s position on Illegals. President Trump has history on his side as well as the law: after all, Presidents have the right to order the arrests of public officials who break the law. Lincoln did it, as did others. There are five Sanctuary cities in Massachusetts, where on March 8, 2017, Sheriff Tom Hodgkins of Bristol county said if Sanctuary Cities harbor and conceal illegals, “which is a direct violation of Title 8 of the United States Code, federal arrest warrants should be issued for their elected officials.”
Somerville’s pro-Illegal alien Mayor Joe Curtatone on March 29 then told The Boston Globe that the feds can “Come and get me.” Well, if Mayor Curtatone is handcuffed and carted off to jail, the arresting officers can remind him that he’s only getting what he asked for. And deserves. Arresting even two pro-Sanctuary politicians will be an effective, low-cost way to enforce immigration laws. That’s because such high-profile arrests would be worldwide news. Many illegals would choose to self-deport, and even more non-citizens would decide to not risk illegally crossing into America. But if such blatant (and illicit) defiance continues, President Trump should do as Ike and JFK did, and send federal troops to California and elsewhere, until these pro-Illegal alien, anti-American Liberals start acting like Americans.
Of course, these Liberals will be about as happy with this as Rosie O’Donnell would be on a 50-calorie-a-day diet, or a cross-dressing female impersonator would be at the annual convention of the Louisiana chapter of The Sons of the Confederacy. But most law-abiding U.S. citizens now realize that whenever Liberals get upset, it’s usually about something that’s good for America.
Clear Lake, Iowa
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Todd Blodgett served on the White House staff of President Ronald Reagan, and was a Domestic Policy advisor to the 1988 presidential campaign of George H. W. Bush. He also worked for the Republican National Committee, and the FBI. Mr. Blodgett lives in Tyler, Texas, and in Clear Lake, Iowa.
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