If you can believe it, California state legislators passed a resolution on Thursday demanding that Congress formally apologize for laws separating illegal alien families at the border. They also demand that President Trump join them by acknowledging wrongdoing.
This is a typical leftist scheme to get Republicans to either admit they did something wrong, or to put themselves in a position where they seem to be apathetic to wrongdoing. Either way, it’s a lose-lose situation. The problem for California liberals is that Donald Trump is the Republican president, and he won’t apologize for following the law.
State Senators Kevin de León, Richard Pan, and Scott Wiener wrote a joint resolution that was scheduled for debate, and passed on Thursday. There were only three legislators who opposed. Joel Anderson, Mike Morrell, and Jim Nielsen, with 29 who voted to approve, and eight didn’t vote.
Can we at least agree that it is dangerous to have children in a jail cell with other adults they don’t know? If we can’t agree on that then there is no common ground to be found.
We cannot possibly accommodate the astronomical amount of illegal border-crossing families with private accommodations, and it would be highly irresponsible to believe that all illegal border crossers can be trusted to not become violent at some point in time during their incarceration while waiting for a hearing. Even illegal border crossers with their own children could potentially pose a threat to someone else’s kids. It is a ridiculous notion to ask the Congress and the President to apologize to criminals who crossed our borders illegally because we have policies to protect innocent children from harm.
The California Senate is also disregarding the fact that a federal court ordered the children to be separated from their families during the Obama administration, and more importantly they forget that when it comes to immigration laws, states have no say whatsoever. The Constitution gives sole authority of immigration to the Congress, and the 10th Amendment states that the enumerated powers of the Constitution belong to the federal government.
It wasn’t that long ago that President Barack Obama sued the state of Arizona for making an immigration law that handed over illegal aliens to federal law enforcement, arguing that immigration is the sole authority of the federal government.
The California Senate resolution calls on Congress to specifically apologize to the children separated from the adult illegal border crossers who illegally brought them across the U.S. border. It also petitions Congress and President Trump to acknowledge wrongdoing in separating illegal alien adults and children.
“They created the problem, they need to fix the problem and make sure there is clear accountability,” de León declared in the California Senate resolution.
“We should apologize to these children we have permanently harmed,” said Sen. Pan. Pan compared family separation to U.S. WWII internment of Japanese citizens.
What a monumentally stupid thing to say. Japanese internment was when a Democrat president, FDR, told American citizens that they just lost everything they owned, were stripped of citizenship, and were to be held in an internment prison camp, because they were unfortunate enough to be born Japanese. Those people did not come here illegally. They were American citizens, either by birth or by the legal means of becoming a U.S. citizen. To conflate those Japanese Americans with illegal border crossers, whose first act on American soil was to break the law, smacks of an IQ being so low that Richard Pan should be put out in the sun and watered thrice a week.
You have to be a mental patient to think this way. For the majority of the California Senate to not only vote to approve such a resolution, but to even bring it up for a vote, is an act of moral sophistry. The state Senators of California know there is no danger for them to speak out this way, because the voters of the leftward land of silliness will continue to put them in office regardless of how many irresponsibly stupid resolutions they vote on.
The California Senate is doing this as a political tactic for the midterm elections. Depending on how the president and the GOP Congress respond, Democrats will pounce on the outcome in campaign ads for the midterms.
This is nothing more than Democrats once again exploiting children for their own partisan political ambitions, and they should be called out for it. Republicans in Congress who suffer from Battered Republican Syndrome will cower from this resolution, and will more-than-likely depend on President Trump to expose this Democrat gimmick for the dishonest stratagem that it is.
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