One man’s “Promised Land” is another man’s “wretched hive of scum and villainy”.
Have you noticed a pattern yet? People flood in from faraway places, looking for a land of opportunity. They find it, changing it to suit their tastes and … BOOM! Suddenly the Promised Land looks exactly like whatever craphole they fled for new Horizons.
It’s hard to find a better example of the process than Sanctuary cities.
The problem with Democrats’ selective attitude toward the law is simple. By flatly refusing to enforce politically inconvenient laws, you have destroyed equality under it.
Fact is, some people in America are free to ignore laws they don’t like, while others are not. Hundreds of jurisdictions nullify federal immigration law, not because they question the constitutionality of law, but because they find those laws ideologically problematic and immoral. And when I say “some” jurisdictions, I mean entirely liberal ones.
Jessica Vaughan lays out some of the numbers in National Review:
According to ICE records, from January 1 to August 31, 2014, more than 8,100 deportable aliens were released after arrest in approximately 300 local sanctuary jurisdictions, even though ICE had issued a detainer seeking custody in advance of deporting them. Some 62 percent of these offenders had a prior criminal history, like Sanchez. Roughly 3,000 were felons, as was Sanchez. Of the 8,100 aliens who were released to the streets instead of to ICE, approximately 1,900 were later arrested, a total of 4,300 more times, on 7,500 different charges. The most common subsequent charge was dangerous drugs, followed by DUI.
Now, there is no doubt that anything dealing with “immigration” will be conflated and used for political purposes. This is about immigration, yes, but in some ways, it’s also about the lawlessness that’s become the most powerful tool in left-wing governance.
Full article at The Federalist
To sum up, not only do Liberals flaunt the law, they reward others that do the same. No wonder so many Liberal cities crumble under their “leadership”.