Cynical ploy, inhuman cruelty or exposure of hypocrisy?

The extent of this Administration’s cynicism and cruelty cannot be overstated,” Pelosi spokeswoman Ashley Etienne said in a statement on Friday, April 12. “Using human beings—including little children—as pawns in their warped game to perpetuate fear and demonize immigrants is despicable, and in some cases, criminal. The American people have resoundingly rejected this Administration’s toxic anti-immigrant policies, and Democrats will continue to advance immigration policies that keep us safe and honor our values,” she added. Breathtaking, I know. Trump is the embodiment of evil. What is this particular furor about. It’s about Trump’s latest rhetoric trap.

“If the Radical Left Democrats all of a sudden don’t want the Illegal Migrants in their Sanctuary Cities (no more open arms), why should others be expected to take them into their communities? Go home and come into our Country legally and through a system of Merit!” Trump responded to the backlash of the White House plan on Saturday morning, April 13, to move illegal immigrants awaiting an asylum decision into “sanctuary cities”. What’s the problem pelosi? If a city is declared a sanctuary city, doesn’t that mean they welcome illegal undocumented aliens immigrants? Or are they angry that their virtue signaling might backfire? Of course Trump has no real intention of moving the illegals into sanctuary cities…..But I wish he would. I simply don’t understand her objection. How does moving the very people for whom the designation “sanctuary cities” was created, to any of those cities, “perpetuate fear” and “demonize immigrants?” Don’t the people of those cities want them there? Someone does, I mean who called them sanctuaries?

But her comments make sense if: most of the people who live in those cities don’t agree with the sanctuary designation; or they don’t want people who are here illegally to move in next door; or the behavior of the immigrants that get moved in will leave a bad impression. Maybe all three? Could it be that the virtue signalers are also snobs and hypocrites? And don’t represent the majority of residents? If that’s true, then Pelosi’s objection is valid. Perhaps most people who are citizens of this country don’t want self-styled elites to declare their homes sanctuaries for those whose first act inside the United States was breaking our law.

Yeah, I get that from their point of view, entering our “deplorable country” illegally is way preferable to living legally where they came from. If that’s the criteria for obeying our laws, let’s let everyone in who feels that way. By the way, who most vociferously objects to sanctuary cities? The people who went through our system legally to become citizens!

Author: iamcurmudgeon

When I began this blog, I was a 70 year old man, with a young mind and a body trying to recover from a stroke, and my purpose for this whole blog thing is to provoke thinking, to ridicule reflex reaction, and provide a legacy to my children.

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