A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
Allow me to express my feelings about the so-called sanctuary cities as clearly and succinctly as I possibly can. I don’t like them. I don’t like the idea of them and I really don’t like that my tax money, and yours, is going to those cities – at all!
The average American, I believe, would be surprised to learn that such cities actually exist today in the United States. They would be even more surprised, I contend, and possibly enraged if they were suddenly made aware that US taxpayer dollars are still flowing into those cities even as those “sanctuary cities” assume an “in your face” refusal to obey the laws of the US.
So – what are sanctuary cities? “Sanctuary City” is a term given to a city in the United States that follows certain practices that protect illegal immigrants. These practices can be by law (de jure) or they can be by habit (de facto). The term generally applies to cities that do not allow municipal funds or resources to be used to enforce federal immigration laws, usually by not allowing police or municipal employees to inquire about one's immigration status. (SOURCE)
Here in North Carolina we have, at last count, six sanctury cities and one sancutary county. Your state probably has them, too. For a state by state listing of sanctury cities and counties go HERE.
A few days a go, President Obama and US Attorney General Holder sued to overturn Arizona's new immigration law, on the grounds that it could lead to a patchwork of state immigration rules. The Arizona law, which will go into effect on July 29 -- unless the courts blocks it -- requires authorities to inquire about the legal status of any detained person they have reasonable suspicion might be in the US illegally. The Arizona law was amended to prohibit using race or ethnicity as a reason for suspicion. (Read more on this HERE.)
But the US President and his cohort, the US Attorney General, realize the Democratic Party will need the combined hispanic and black vote this coming November to have any chance of maintaining their control of the Congress. They are bound and determined to make a “show” of dragging the people of the state of Arizone through the courts. Surely, they must know the Arizona law has an extremely good chance of surviving a test by the US Supreme Court. I contend that they do.
If the Obama Regime was serious about their attack on Arizona, they would be suing every sanctuary city, county, and state in the country -- and the democrats who control the nations purse strings would be cutting-off all federal funding, of any kind, going to the people of those city, county and state governments. But they aren’t – and there is the answer.
What you are seeing here, dear reader, is the Democratic Party’s practice of “Plantatioin Politics” at its finest.
In an article titled: “OBAMA AND PLANTATION POLITICS,” by Frances Rice, published at “BLACK REPUBLICAN: National Black Republican Association E-News” (HERE) Ms. Price writes: “To his eternal shame, in order to acquire and maintain power, President Barack Obama has adopted the Democratic Party's strategy of keeping blacks poor, angry and voting for Democrats.
I cannot speak for the Blacks and Hispanics in America, but I know this: If I were one of them I’d be deeply insulted by all the posturing, and all the lies, and all the condescension coming from the democrats and the Obama Regime. There is one thing for sure, though: Your votes cannot be bought – if they are not for sale.