One can almost hear the sound of the political battle brewing between the far left liberals pushing illegal immigration on the American people and President Donald Trump. It is an ideology that suits the present day counter-culture versus the traditional American thinking.
The latest skirmish as the war heats up occurred last week between Donald Trump and California Governor Jerry Brown. Their quarrel is one for the ages, but it is getting nasty under the file of immigration policy.
This past month, Jerry Brown decided to pardon five illegal aliens according to The Hill. That obviously did not sit well with a president who made a campaign promise to build a southern wall and fix the illegal immigration problem once and for all.
Nevertheless, Brown granted a total of 56 pardons last week. Five of those pardons were granted to immigrants facing possible deportation, The Sacramento Bee reported.
The governor’s office was contacted by a reporter who was told most of the pardons issued were for drug-related or other nonviolent crimes. That is a hopeful sign considering Brown’s erratic behavior in his seven years as the state’s governor during his second time around. It would not have surprised a lot of people if the pardons had included illegals accused of murder.
It prompted Trump to tweet, “criminal illegal aliens included (1) Kidnapping and Robbery (2) Badly beating wife and threatening a crime with intent to terrorize (3) Dealing drugs” and asked, “Is this really what the great people of California want?”
That may be the real question here. Is this really what citizens of California want? Are they so politically correct that crimes of this nature are eligible for pardons?
The president has been at odds with Brown after he rebuffed the president’s immigration policy when he signed legislation in October making California a “sanctuary state.” Since that time, more and more California cities are opting out of Brown’s ludicrous law and suing the state.
The Trump administration itself filed a lawsuit in March with the intent of blocking the state’s sanctuary laws. Brown took issue with the lawsuit, calling it a “political stunt.”
This is basically going to war against the state of California, the engine of the American economy. It’s not wise, it’s not right, and it will not stand.
But will it? Now Jerry Brown is going to try this sort of “encounter group” political stunt with the federal government? It may seem like common sense in a state like California, but will be looked at quite differently under the microscope of federal law.
“Governor Moonbeam,” a name he picked up running for president in 1976 from Chicago columnist Mike Royko, acts like a man who has nothing to lose. The fact is, he doesn’t. His term runs our next year and he will be leaving government probably forever. But his legacy, good or bad, will be a shadow over all Californians for years to come.