Promoted from the diaries by streiff. Promotion does not imply endorsement.
Americans are shocked, shocked that Democrats and the media are opposing President Trump’s proposal to send illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities; the liberals and media should be applauding and celebrating. Seriously. Consider:
1. Sanctuary cities actively invite illegals to come and stay. The president wants to send those cities more of what they want more than anything else. Go for it!
2. Sanctuary city leaders, and apparently indirectly city voters, are willing to provide the millions of dollars in tax resources for urgent housing, health care, food, schooling, crime control, and then endure the higher crime, disease rate, and homelessness that result.
3. The alternative is releasing illegals to areas unprepared to suddenly handle tens to hundreds of thousands of needy people annually–which would be inhumane because they would get far less care, less housing, less food, and less medical care than the sanctuary cities who proactively want and can afford the burdens. Sanctuary cities are indeed the most humane option for the million or so illegals that arrive each year, and their mayors should specifically request receiving illegals for humanitarian reasons and even compete with other sanctuary cities to take the most illegals.
If one illegal is good for a sanctuary city, a million should be a great thing.
All that said, President Trump scored a tremendous victory over the enemies of border security.
Trump brilliantly applied the fourth of Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals: “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” And now we see liberals across the country suddenly decrying illegals. The laughter and memes echoed across the country as the liberals were caught opposing illegals for the very first time.
What’s wrong with illegals? The media and Democrats have been lecturing the public for years how illegals are the ideal citizen and no walls or other efforts should be made to stop or limit their crossing into the United States.
Did they change their mind? Say it ain’t so!
Mayors and governors are currently violating the law by harboring illegal immigrants and refusing–at the cost of the lives and property of their legal citizens–to report their presence to the federal government. They want open borders, no walls, and completely unlimited numbers of illegals. Yet when the President offers to send them more illegals, they object.
This would be a logical paradox or a function of insanity unless you look at the likely ideological goals and the real-world effects of welcoming hundreds of thousands of illegals into their cities.
Here’s one. Suppose the mayor of Oakland or San Francisco opened their doors and welcomed 100,000 illegals a year. Their progressive citizens might initially rejoice and embrace their new residents. But reality would sink in before very long, with massive hikes in taxes to pay for the massive financial burdens and massive hikes in crime, disease and homelessness, and residents would revolt and oust the hypocritical liberal mayors that harmed their city.
Or perhaps it’s strategic–they want to put illegals in ‘red states’ to eventually turn the electorate blue.
Or maybe the liberals love illegals but just don’t want “them” in THEIR neighborhood. Which makes them the greatest hypocrites of all time, and they deserve all possible ridicule and scorn from the American people.
Art Harman is the President of the Coalition to Save Manned Space Exploration. He was the Legislative Director and foreign policy advisor for Rep. Stockman (R-Texas) in the 113th Congress, and is a veteran policy analyst and grass-roots political expert. His expertise includes foreign relations, border security/amnesty, national security, transportation, foreign broadcasting and NASA/space policy.
Mr. Harman developed the strategy to kill the 2013 Senate “gang of eight” amnesty bill as violating the Origination Clause, and provided policy advice to the Trump campaign, transition. and the White House. He wrote what became the ‘bible’ for post-Brexit trade relations which was introduced in 2016 by Sen. Mike Lee as S. 3123, the United Kingdom Trade Continuity Act. Harman is a frequent guest on radio shows on key policy issues, and is an expert photographer.