Tens of millions of Americans watching the Deep State shenanigans play out in Washington, D.C., in regards to the “Spygate” coup attempt against President Donald Trump are convinced that there are now ‘officially’ two tiers of justice.
One tier protects the “political establishment” from prosecution, even if their crimes involve literally trying to remove a duly elected president from office. The second tier is used to prosecute any and all perceived “enemies” of the political establishment.
Like anyone associated with that “interloper,” President Trump.
But the lawlessness extends far beyond the city limits of Washington, D.C., in fact, all the way out to the West Coast. And as is the case in D.C., the lawbreakers are officials charged with upholding our laws but are instead violating them with impunity and justifying their violations with phony morality.
As reported by PJ Media, the mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, and his police chief, just made a ‘public service video’ informing all illegal aliens living within the city’s jurisdiction that they will be shielded from any efforts by the Department of Homeland Security to deport them — after they broke the law coming into our country.
“Regardless of your immigration status, I want every Angeleno to know your city is on your side,” said Garcetti. “Here in Los Angeles, our police department does not coordinate with ICE or participate in immigration enforcement.”
Chief Michel Moore also weighed in: “Our police force does not do the job of federal law enforcement…we will not enforce immigration laws.”
The video comes after the Trump Justice Department filed suit against the state of California over its ‘sanctuary state’ designation, which DoJ officials say help shield even criminal aliens from prosecution, making American citizens less safe.
But beyond that, let’s take this insubordinate, arrogant attitude several steps further.
What happens if the state of California decides to begin depriving anyone who is a conservative or a Trump supporter the right to keep and bear arms? Or speak freely? What’s to stop Garcia and Moore from saying, “Our city and our police force does not do the job of the Justice Department…we will not enforce federal laws and constitutional provisions protecting free speech and the right to keep and bear arms.”
Sound ridiculous? Consider the fact that California, along with a rising number of other mostly blue states, are now blatantly ignoring federal laws against the recreational use of marijuana. And that has nothing to do with whether or not you agree with recreational use of marijuana; you may, and that’s fine.
But right now, right this instant, it’s against federal law to smoke dope just because you like it. And yet, several states have passed their own laws to allow recreational use of marijuana in direct defiance of the federal statutes.
Does that really matter? You bet it does.
The founders foresaw a time when states might go rogue and try to subjugate federal authority through a process known as “nullification” — or doing what L.A. is doing, simply ignoring federal law.
Article VI, Paragraph 2 of the Constitution is commonly called the “Supremacy Clause,” and “it establishes that the federal constitution, and federal law generally, take precedence over state laws, and even state constitutions,” Cornell Law School notes.
Importantly, while the clause does not require states to enforce federal laws, there is the inference that states will do so. Also, the clause “prohibits states from interfering with the federal government’s exercise of its constitutional powers,” which includes immigration enforcement.
By refusing to cooperate with federal immigration authorities, L.A. and other blue states are effectively “interfering” with federal law enforcement.
The fact is, we either have the rule of law in America — in which every citizen is treated equally and every state is required to participate — or we don’t. And if we don’t, we don’t really have a functional country anymore.