Senate Democrats voted to prevent debate on a bill to rein in sanctuary cities that shield illegal-alien criminals from deportation. The final tally was 54-45, short of the 60 votes needed just to proceed to debate on the bill. Manchin and Donnelly were the only Democrats to vote for it, Kirk the only Republican to vote against. (Graham didn’t vote.)
So when Illinois Democrat Luis Gutierrez, the most strident anti-borders voice in the House, called the murder of Kate Steinle in the sanctuary city of San Francisco “a little thing,” he seems to have been speaking for his party. The only question now is whether Republicans will even try to make this a campaign issue. Cruz probably will, since he took to the Senate floor before the vote to urge its passage, but it will take more than that. Will party leaders go on the Sunday talk shows this weekend and denounce Democrats for protecting criminals? Will Jeb Bush hammer the issue on the campaign trail? Not likely.
And people wonder why Trump is so popular.
He’s popular because people have stopped caring. When you consistently lose politically on every issue, and as the Left’s radical transformation seeps into society’s marrow, you figure less on trying to win the game as the enemy has mastered it than on blowing everything to pieces.
Paul wrote in Romans 13 that those in authority are servants for our good. I increasingly believe, in our case, they are bellwethers of our godlessness and ignorance, like King Saul.
More lawlessness, here in San Antonio:
San Antonio Police Chief Bill McManus says his officers are entirely focused on enforcing criminal laws, and are not interested in enforcing federal immigration laws, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
“Under no circumstances are we going to deal with federal immigration matters in this department,” McManus said.
McManus spoke to a packed City Council work session on the issue of ‘Sanctuary Cities,’ and whether San Antonio officials should cooperate with federal immigration enforcement officers.
“We do not care what your immigration status is,” McManus said. “If you break the law, we will arrest you. It doesn’t matter what your status is, you will be treated the same.”
How many laws do illegals break when they get a job or apply for a credit card? Do citizens get a pass, too, when they defraud Social Security? Apparently some laws are more equal than others.
The argument goes illegals won’t report crimes if they fear deportation. These are “the shadows” they live in, and we are supposed to empathize. American police want to contain and dismember street gangs, so they turn a blind eye to “immigration status” so they can protect them from crime they invite upon themselves by their illegal residence.
If there wasn’t an illegal population to disguise themselves in, the gangs wouldn’t be here in the first place. If living in the shadows is their only incentive to leave 2015 America, then McManus’s policy ensures the illegal population and the crime it tacitly supports will stay.