Should The Federal Government Give Aid To California?

U.A. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has promised sanctuary cities across the nation that they will lose federal grant and assistance money if they continue to disobey federal law and protect illegal criminals from immigration law enforcement. So without batting an eye, California has taken a giant step beyond the sanctuary city declaration and has declared itself a Sanctuary State. The Attorney General of the United States should follow through on his promise and cease sending the DOJ grant money to California that they have become accustomed to. California is already broke and getting ‘broker’, so perhaps withholding the money would bring them to their senses.

Fires are raging in northern California and the state is seeking assistance from the federal government. But given the finger-in-the-eye that the California governor and legislature have given to the Trump administration in Washington with its sanctuary state decision, does the federal government owe anything to radical left, law-breaking Californians? Did Abraham Lincoln give any kind of assistance to the Confederate States when they declared independence from the union? In fact, not only was financial assistance not given to the South, but war was declared.

When individual citizens break the law they lose certain rights and privileges so I suggest that until California begins obeying the law, especially in the area of immigration law, that they forfeit their rights to have the federal government bail them out of their numerous troubles. From the bullet train fiasco, to their plans to eliminate all coal-fired power plants and go to only wind and photo-cell power in the state, to their being over-run by illegal aliens, to their unending tax increases on its citizens, and finally with its Sanctuary State declaration, California has made stupid decisions that the rest of America should not have to pay for.

In a war private citizens are often hurt by the raging battles, so it’s regrettable that private citizens of California may be hurt by the decisions of it’s radical government in Sacramento, but the rest of the nation should not be responsible to fill in the gaps of California’s radical leftist government. President Trump should make it clear to Governor Moonbeam and the rest of the angry crowd out there that they will have to sink or swim on their own and not depend on funds from more responsible and law-abiding states to keep that idiotic government afloat.

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Dave King

Retired AT&T supervisor.

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