If Democrats are going to refuse to enforce immigration laws, then Republicans are going to refuse to enforce gun restrictions.
It’s very simple: if they don’t have to obey the laws they don’t like, then neither do we.
“A rapidly growing number of counties in at least four states are declaring themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries, refusing to enforce gun-control laws that they consider to be infringements on the U.S. constitutional right to keep and bear arms.
Organizers of the pro-gun sanctuaries admit they took the idea from liberals who have created immigration sanctuaries across the United States where local officials defy the Trump administration’s efforts to enforce tougher immigration laws.
Now local conservatives are rebelling against majority Democratic rule in the states. Elected sheriffs and county commissioners say they might allow some people deemed to be threats under “red flag” laws to keep their firearms. In states where the legal age for gun ownership is raised to 21, authorities in some jurisdictions could refuse to confiscate guns from 18- to 20-year-olds.”
Reuters describes the sheriffs in these “gun sancturary” jurisdictions as “rogue.” Wonder why Reuters doesn’t use the same language to describe Democrat officials who refuse to enforce immigration laws?
(That was a rhetorical question: we all know why.)
Make no mistake: this is the beginning of the end of the rule of law in this country. Both sides now flat-out refuse to be governed by the other.
As much as it sucks, we have to stick up for ourselves. We can’t let the rule of law be a one-way street in which liberals get to pick and choose which laws they obey while we obey them all–including the ones we don’t like–out of loyalty to the ideal of the Rule of Law. It doesn’t work that way.
Either everyone follows all the laws, or nobody does.