Monday, July 19, 2010

No Federal Funds to Sanctuary Cities!

No Federal Funds to Sanctuary Cities!
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. I’d bet you have sanctuary cities and/or counties in your state as well. 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.

Using the politics of poverty and race baiting, Obama garnered nearly 96 percent of the black vote that helped propel him to the pinnacle of power. That power is now being used by Obama to accomplish his liberal agenda, which includes wrecking our economy and weakening our national defense, leaving us vulnerable to another terrorist attack.”

Ms. Prices goes on to say the following: “While professing to care about the plight of the poor, Obama continues to take actions that keep blacks impoverished, so he can use black grievances for partisan political gain. In his book "Dreams From My Father", Obama wrote disdainfully about blacks who complain about being poor, yet continue to vote for Democrats — like Obama — who keep them poor. On page 147 of his book, Obama described what he and his fellow Democrats do to poor blacks as "plantation politics" when he wrote: "A plantation. Black people in the worst jobs. The worst housing. Police brutality rampant. But when the so-called black committeemen came around election time, we'd all line up and vote the straight Democratic ticket. Sell our soul for a Christmas turkey." You may read the entire article (HERE).

The Obama Regime’s attack on Arizona, while ignoring all the sanctuary cities is a charade – nothing more. Obama is putting up a good front for the benefit of the Black and Hispanic vote.
Look, for the Obama Regime to say that their administration will NOT go after the sanctuary cities because they do not interfere with the US government and that they WILL go after Arizona because it does -- is pure double speak designed to placate the US minorities of the Black and Hispanic persuasion. Down on the farm we have another word (or two) for it, but as this is a family site we won’t use them here. However, the initials are B. S.)

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.

And finally, I’m just an old country boy, but It seems to me that voting for anyone because his/her skin is black is just as racist as voting against someone because his/her skin is black. I would ask only that you consider the above carefully because, if all goes as planned, I feel certain we will have that choice again in November of 2012.
J. D. Longstreet

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