Law Enforcement officer has giving their broad support for President Trump from the local governments up to the Federal level. President Trump needs to announce that he will back Peace officers. In northern California some Law Enforcement Officers will be aiding ICE officers doing immigration raids as well as being material witnesses of who is giving the orders of ignoring Federal immigration law hopefully using Federal whistleblower protection laws. Some will do this at personal risk of retaliation from their superiors regardless what the law says.
Can you say the state of California has become a criminal and racketeering operation? Sworn Peace Officers from the city municipality all the way up to the state Highway patrol are stuck between a rock and a hard place. The Federal government under the US Constitution has jurisdiction over enforcing immigration laws. Mayors and the California state governor cannot use the ninth and tenth amendments to justify passing a law making California a sanctuary state. This is why the President Trump needs to tell California Law Enforcement officers that he has their back when the state Attorney General says they will Prosecute Employers and I can see penalizing Peace officers aiding the Federal government enforcing immigration laws.
If the Department of Justice prosecutes Sanctuary city leaders as Department of Homeland Security has requested the US Attorney General to do. It would not surprise me if Police officers, Department chiefs, and County sheriffs with the leadership on all levels in these agencies might face Federal charges for defying Federal immigration laws willfully.
To side with the governor giving aid and comfort to illegal immigrants by deceiving ICE or hindering their efforts. These officers can be in violation of their oath.
The Nuremberg trials set the legal precedent of I WAS JUST FOLLOWING ORDERS is not a moral defense or an excuse to break the law by committing treason giving aid and comfort to traitors harboring illegal immigrants. The Sanctuary State Law is an act of treason because it gives aid and comfort to those who want to overthrow the California government and make it a part of Mexico who have crossed the border illegally.
” I, ___________________________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties upon which I am about to enter.
“And I do further swear (or affirm) that I do not advocate, nor am I a member of any party or organization, political or other- wise, that now advocates the overthrow of the Government of the United States or of the State of California by force or violence or other unlawful means; that within the five years immediately preceding the taking of this oath (or affirmation) I have not been a member of any party or organization, political or other-wise, that advocated the overthrow of the Government of the United States or of the State of California by force or violence or other unlawful means. I will not advocate nor become (name of office) a member of any party or organization, political or otherwise, that advocates the overthrow of the Government of the United States or of the State of California by force or violence or other unlawful means.”
There is nothing in that oath saying Peace officers swear allegiance to Gov Gerry Brown and his political agenda. If I was a peace officer in California. I would not be arresting a person for calling a transsexual a ” he”which is not the politically correct pronoun of their gender identity or parents for refusing to vaccinate their children for reason of conscience. These laws are unconstitutional that violate people’s personal liberties.
I applaud California resisting the Department of Justice going after the Cannabis industry and other matters involving the ninth and tenth amendments of the US Constitution. Otherwise defying Federal immigration laws telling Peace officer they will be sanctioned or fired if they give material support for iCE officers. The President needs to tell California peace Officers that he has their backs and will protect their jobs upholding the law.
The rule of law is on the Presidents side. What are your thoughts?