There is much division, animosity and defiance in our nation today concerning sanctuary cities, where the local or state governments defy the federal government in the identification, disposition and handling of illegal aliens.
They refuse to inform ICE about illegals, even ones with warrants and visa violations hanging over their heads, and let them walk rather than remanding them into federal custody for deportation, and some of the consequences have been catastrophic.
Practically the whole left wing of the Democratic Party and liberal-minded citizens openly defy federal law, claiming that, though illegal, these fugitives have rights under the constitution or whatever other excuse they can dig up.
On another front, they have won at least a temporary victory as they’ve been able to find activist judges who are willing to issue restraining orders against President Trump’s executive action enforcing a temporary ban on people from countries most apt to include terrorists in the manifest of travelers wanting to visit the U.S.
I have two questions concerning two different scenarios:
First of all, what happens if there is a murderous, terror attack carried out by someone coming into the country who was protected by these restraining orders?
Where will the blame fall?
Secondly, what would be the reaction of Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Elizabeth Warren, et al. if some city took it upon itself to become a sanctuary city for the unborn, shut down all abortion clinics and would not allow any abortion that did not threaten the life of the mother?
What if whole states – as Maryland is attempting to do in protecting illegals – became sanctuary states for the unborn?
What would be the headline in The New York Times or the lead story on the evening news?
What would be the difference between right to life groups protecting the life of the unborn and illegal immigrant apologists protecting illegals wanted by ICE?
But can you imagine the front page of the NYT or the content of the evening news should a city or a state decide to go that route?
I’ve made my feelings on abortion very clear over the years and will not here argue the moral aspects of taking unborn lives. Those who do such things will have the chance to make their case before a court that does not take into account a “woman’s right to choose” or a politician’s right to bargain innocent life for votes, as we will all be required one day to explain our actions before our Creator.
But just imagine a town or state going against federal law and abolishing all abortions and perhaps even finding a conservative judge who would say they had the right to do so.
The point is, if America is to be a nation of laws, we cannot honor some and ignore the others. Obeying the law is not a selective process, wherein we can obey the ones we like and disobey others.
That is no law at all and leads to chaos and anarchy, as it already has in some instances.
If America doesn’t like a law, they should pursue its abolition by the legislative process. Taking the other fork in the road will have consequences we haven’t even begun to contemplate.
What do you think?
Pray for our troops, our police and the peace of Jerusalem.
God Bless America
Charlie Daniels is a legendary American singer, song writer, guitarist, and fiddler famous for his contributions to country and southern rock music. Daniels has been active as a singer since the early 1950s. He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on January 24, 2008.