Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Republicans Set To Keep Funding Sanctuary Cities

The following article appeared in Frontpage Magazine on March 20th

Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory?

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.
Twin traitors to American conservatives

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.

Let the Democrats retake the House of Representatives and some say President Trump will be impeached, likely for something as jaw-droppingly stupid and implausible as the Left’s tinfoil-hat Russian electoral collusion conspiracy theory. Although getting 67 of the 100 senators to convict a president of “high crimes and misdemeanors” is not easy, cobbling together that kind of supermajority to remove the low-polling Trump from office wouldn’t necessarily be unthinkable given the passions he inspires, especially if Senate Democrats have a strong showing in November.

Robert Donachie, a congressional reporter at the Daily Caller, offered a sobering scenario in a video embedded in a recent article:

Conservatives and Republican voters put Donald Trump in office and many of the conservatives who came in 2016 on the promise that they would make a border wall, that they would cut funding for sanctuary cities, that they would be tougher on immigration, so only time will tell exactly how this plays out. But if it plays out that Congress caves to Democrats and undercuts their own party, Republicans could very well lose the House in 2018 and they only have a 51-seat majority in the Senate, and there are a number of senators who are up for reelection.

Despite political pressure from the GOP grassroots, there is little evidence that lawmakers are serious about beefing up border protection and enforcing the nation’s long-neglected immigration laws. Providing funding in the omnibus bill for the proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border that was a centerpiece of Trump’s election campaign has apparently not yet been ruled out, but it seems like a longshot. And because congressional elections take place this year, not too many lawmakers are likely to take courageous stands on controversial issues.

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