Government’s first duty is to protect its citizens. That’s why we have the rule of law and established mechanisms to enforce the law – police and courts.
President Trump has a sworn duty to uphold duly established laws. Sadly, some elected officials at the state and city and even federal level stand in defiance of the law.
The administration recently launched Operation Safe City. It resulted in the arrest of nearly five hundred illegal alien criminals across the country in a sweep that included the so-called sanctuary cities of New York, Los Angeles, Baltimore and Washington.
“We are never going to stop enforcing the laws that we’re authorized and required to do,” said Matthew Albence of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. “If we need to go into these locations every week, we will go into these locations every week to remove these public safety threats.”
“Sanctuary cities” is the deliberately misleading term used in reference to jurisdictions that mandate police not to cooperate with federal officials in the pursuit of justice. In a civilized society it is the law that protects citizens – laws are the sanctuary. To call a place where there is no law a “sanctuary” is to deny objective reality. It is the worst form of doublethink, right up there with War is Peace and Freedom is Slavery.