Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Republicans Set to Keep Funding Sanctuary Cities

Republicans set to keep funding sanctuary cities: Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory?
by Matthew Vadum
Congressional Republicans appear poised to betray conservatives and hand Democrats a spectacular victory over President Trump by funding left-wing priorities such as illegal alien-shielding sanctuary cities in the must-pass omnibus spending bill this week, media reports suggest.
The sanctuary movement gave illegal aliens permission to rob, rape, and murder Americans by, among other things, stigmatizing immigration enforcement. Some left-wingers call sanctuary jurisdictions “civil liberties safe zones” to blur the distinction between citizens and non-citizens by implying illegal aliens somehow possess a civil right to be present in the U.S. Leftists also like to refer to all migrants, including illegal aliens, simply as “immigrants” in order to further muddy the waters.
Sanctuary cities should be called traitor cities because they are in open rebellion against the United States just as much as the Confederate Army was when it opened fire on Fort Sumter. Their modern-day campaign of massive resistance against federal immigration authorities can only end in civil strife.
Blocking Department of Justice law enforcement assistance grants to sanctuary jurisdictions is a Trump administration priority but for the most part Congress has been cool to the proposal.
Although some details of the $1.3 trillion spending legislation have been trickling out, the text of the bill was reportedly being kept under “lock and key” and had not become publicly available as of late Monday. If fresh funding isn’t approved by the end of the day this Friday, March 23, the federal government will run out of money and partially shut down for the second time in the current calendar year. It has been reported that the House will begin considering the mystery bill on Wednesday.
If Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) do in fact shiv the conservative voters who gave them their respective majorities, a booming economy may not save GOP office-holders from the backlash. They may very well be drowned in the much vaunted “blue wave” NeverTrumpers like Sens. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.), as well as erstwhile conservative columnists Bill Kristol, Max Boot, and Jennifer Rubin are praying for. Double-crossing conservative voters on immigration, the thinking goes, will make those voters stay home on Election Day this November 6, and hand control over Congress back to the increasingly affective, radical Democrats. Read More
This article by Matthew Vadum first appeared March 20, 2018, at FrontPageMag.