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Sanctuary cities… a prime example of ignoring the rule of law

November 19, 2016

Other then the current millennial generation, most of us have played tag at some point in our childhood. In my schoolyard it was called ‘gorilla tag’ and was modified in that when you tagged someone you actually had to throw a punch to tag them. Yeah I know in today’s world all the players would have been expelled for assault, but back in the 50’s it was just a rite of passage. One thing we did have that echoes today’s world was a ‘base’ that you would probably call a sanctuary were you were safe and no one could ‘tag’ you. Today however a few of our cities political leaders have taken this to an extreme where breaking the law is protected within these sanctuary cities…..

As of this writing there are 18 major cities that have openly proclaimed they will ignore federal laws and protect/shield illegal aliens by not arresting them or turning them over to the immigration service. Some of these cities mayors have even taunted Trump, openly in press statements, to keep his word when he becomes President by attempting to cut them off from federal funds.

Even if those mayors do not care about loosing some or all of those federal funds how will they explain the additional taxes they will have to levee on the cities residents. When you consider that 57 percent of households headed by an immigrant, (legal and illegal), are currently costing our nations cities $84 billion for government services such as Medicaid, medical treatment for the uninsured, food assistance programs, the federal prison and court systems, and federal aid to schools, how will those mayors justify the added burden?


With the federal, state and city governments facing financial shortfalls and looking to cut services to its residents how can we continue to support those who are not even citizens of this nation? People come here looking for a better life than they had in their own country and that is a good thing, but supporting those that do not want to put the effort into following the rule of law and applying to enter the United States is unconscionable.

Equally as important is what kind of example are we setting for our children and young adults when we have political leaders like our nations mayors saying forget the law we are doing what we want to. These same young adults see millions of people who even though they broke the law still receive free shelter, food and medical care when their very parents are struggling to afford these same basics of life.

First the President ignores the will of congress
now the mayors are ignoring federal laws
this is just another example of
the erosion of our laws.

Is it any wonder
why our young adults
are acting the way they do?

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Jon permalink
    November 19, 2016 7:37 pm

    Pete, that email I sent you about our situation here in Minneapolis-St. Paul said it all. Trump should cut the funding & then see what they say. However, I read somewhere that I’m not sure he can do it constitutionally.


  2. November 20, 2016 6:57 am

    As usual, my Friend, you make very salient points in your posting. I cannot imagine trying to raise a child in today’s world; how could you instill basic ethics let alone a moral compass while surrounded by so many lacking those very attributes? I know it is possible as I have friends who have done/are doing so but it must be a real chore. On a different note it is 1.5° F at 06:57 this morning; we have the cold but where’s the precipitation? I have a feeling this will be my first Thanksgiving in Alaska with just an inch of crusty, icy snow on the ground. We saw at least a foot of snow pack the previous three Thanksgivings..! And speaking of which; here’s wishing you and yours a very “Happy Thanksgiving”, Pete!


    • November 20, 2016 10:39 am

      I think all your snow is moving through Ontario Canada right now. We’ve already have around 4 inches and they are calling for about 7-8 more inches by tomorrow morning. That said it is only 28.6 out. So it’s a cozy snow fall.


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