“It has become abundantly clear that Attorney General Sessions and the Trump administration are basing their law enforcement policies on principles of white supremacy – not American values. Their constant and systematic targeting of diverse cities and states goes beyond constitutional norms and will be challenged at every level.”--California Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León
“If lawmakers do not like the laws they’ve passed and we are charged to enforce—then they should have the courage and skill to change the laws. Otherwise they should shut up and support the men and women on the front lines.”--Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly
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You see, they once had complete control of the White House and both Houses of Congress--including a 60-vote Senate, something President Trump doesn't even have. They could written or repealed any immigration law they wished. Any. I guess Trump and Putin got to them somehow.
Yet as leader of the Democrat Party, Grand Dragon Hussein and his Blue Dog Kleagle Beagles failed to dismantle these White Supremacy immigration laws you so dislike. Wow--the Conspiracy runs really deep, Senator de León. We'll see you down at the Klan Lodge tonight, Barry.
President Trump's Immigration Policy is this: Enforcing the Existing Law.
You call that "beyond constitutional norms". Umm--that IS the Constitutional norm, Cliff.
As the top California legislator, isn't it the constitutional norm that you expect the laws you pass to be obeyed in California? Or can localities ignore the ones they choose? That's the logic of your position.
In fact, it was Obama's One-Man Decrees which were beyond Constitutional norms. They were merely ad hoc gibberish, anti-constitutional efforts to avoid his actual Constitutional duty to faithfully execute the Existing Laws. You just got so used to the laws being flouted, subverted and ignored that you assumed that this was now the New Normal.
President Trump is faithfully executing our laws because he took an oath to do so. That seems strange and other-worldly to you, because you haven't seen it in so long.
American voters passed those immigration laws through their representatives, over many years, with both parties and they were signed by many presidents. When you claim "sanctuary", you are really claiming sanctuary not from law enforcement, but from those voters--your fellow citizens.
"Sanctuary" is just a warm and fuzzy way to say "We're Above the Law."
And if that's how we're going to play the game, then I want Sanctuary Cities for Environmental Regulations and Sanctuary States for Traditional Marriage. You can't hog all the good sanctuary for yourself, Mr. Leader.
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But if you do, you will expect that those laws be obeyed. Just like we expect for the existing law now.
Or would that make you a Brown Supremacist?
"California Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León, noted Brown Supremacist."
It's not fun to be called a racist, is it, Mr. Leader? Instead of name-calling, why not just do your job instead? And if you've forgotten what that is, here's the job description:
"I, ______, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties upon which I am about to enter."
Fill in the blank, Senator.
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