No Sanctuary from the Rule of Law
Democrat Mayors in all those tiny little blue districts that lost the 2016 elections are revolting after the election and not just against the incoming administration or Donald Trump. They are revolting against the U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights and the Rule of Law, in a manner which amounts to sedition against all U.S. citizens. In a word, they are committing acts of treason!
Treason is defined in U.S. Law as “Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason.”
In a column published in September of 2015, I explained the constitutional underpinning for “federal supremacy,” where it is in the Constitution, why it is there and what it does and does not mean.
In short, not everything the federal government does has the force of law behind it, much less supremacy over the states. But some things absolutely do, immigration and naturalization being one of those things.
Because Immigration and Naturalization is an exclusive enumerated power of Congress under Article I of the U.S. Constitution and Congress has established a uniform code for Immigration and Naturalization within that constitutional authority, these Federal Laws do indeed have “federal supremacy” over all states on the matter of immigration and naturalization.
Treason, Sedition and Subversion
Under 18 U.S. Code Chapter 115 – TREASON, SEDITION, AND SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES – federal laws prevent anyone from committing acts of treason, sedition or subversive activities against the people of the United States.
- Sedition – “incitement of discontent or rebellion against a government.”
- Subversive activities – “seeking or intended to subvert an established system or institution.”
- Both of which are “acts of treason” against the U.S. Constitutional form of government.
According Department of Homeland Security documents, the list of sanctuary cities in America is much longer than most Americans know. Hundreds of U.S. cities have proclaimed themselves sanctuary cities, or taken a “don’t ask don’t tell” policy towards illegal migrants.
In the days following the 2016 elections, more than a dozen mayors have gone on television to thumb their noses at Federal Immigration Laws, the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, all in protection of non-citizens who broke and entered into our country illegally. Each of these mayors was admitting their guilt by those statements, admitting that they had no intention of upholding and enforcing the Rule of Law in their cities and would instead, continue to commit acts of sedition, subversion and treason regardless of the outcome of the 2016 elections.
Further, several law enforcement agencies, such as the LAPD, have also stepped to a TV camera to go on record refusing to uphold or enforce U.S. Immigration Laws. Last, every news agency that has refused to report the truth on this subject by separating legal citizens from illegal migrants in their reporting and backing leftist mayors in these sanctuary cities is guilty of misprision of treason – “Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States and having knowledge of the commission of any treason against them, conceals and does not, as soon as may be, disclose and make known the same to the President or to some judge of the United States, or to the governor or to some judge or justice of a particular State, is guilty of misprision of treason and shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than seven years, or both.”
Leftist politicians, academics, lawyers and judges have for years proclaimed that “state nullification” of federal laws is “unconstitutional.” Yet in the case of these sanctuary cities, these mayors, city councils and governors are in fact abusing and overstepping their legal authority by unilaterally “nullifying” U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Laws within their cities and states.
It all adds up to anarchy placing the United States on the brink of civil war between the lawful and the lawless. These leftist Democrats are protecting, aiding, abetting and harboring fugitives from Federal Law, all because they have mistakenly bet their own political futures on illegal migrants, who are just about the only people left in America who still vote for them.
The incoming administration has much more to deal with than just securing our borders. They will have to secure numerous U.S. cities as well, allowed to become safe havens for illegal activities over the years, mostly by Democrat politicians in those areas.
The first step must be to place all on notice of intent to enforce our laws. Next, all federal funding to states that allow sanctuary cities to exist must cease immediately and until such time that state and local officials begin to respect the Rule of Constitutional Law again. Last, every elected, appointed or hired official that refuses to uphold and enforce the laws of this land are committing crimes and they can and must be charged, arrested and held legally accountable.
If we won’t enforce our laws, then we don’t have any laws. Without the Rule of Constitutional Law, we are not a secure sovereign nation. Where lawlessness exists, anarchy reigns and nobody is safe or secure.
It’s accountability time for these people who act against our citizens! It’s now or never!
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