In the wake of the Kate Steinle verdict in San Francisco, the House submits new bill to penalize public officials over sanctuary cities
One of the most egregious rules in government at any level is that elected officials cannot be held responsible for laws or actions they undertake that lead to veritable harm to the citizenry.¬† And whether it is in the form of unlawful gun control rights that have led to the death of innocent victims unable to protect themselves from criminals, or in the most recent case of a sanctuary city where an illegal alien killed an innocent woman through his being protected from deportation by the city, there is little to no recourse from politicians who care more about their power than about whom they represent.
And in an attempt to counter the rogue actions of politicians who willfully go against Constitutional law, a member of the House of Representatives is submitting a bill to allow for penalties against officials who defy Federal laws, especially in the case of sanctuary cities.
Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Ind.) introduced a bill to the House on Monday that would punish officials who implement sanctuary policies in their jurisdictions.
Violators of the law, ‚ÄúStopping Lawless Actions of Politicians (SLAP) Act of 2017,‚ÄĚ could be sentenced to 5 years in federal prison and be fined up to $1 million.
Sanctuary policies often curtail or outright forbid local law enforcement to cooperate and communicate with federal¬†immigration¬†authorities, even when it concerns a convicted criminal alien in local custody.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) place detainers on illegal immigrants who are in jails and ask law enforcement to hold the inmate for up to 48 hours longer so ICE can take custody. Often a detainer is placed on an inmate well before the inmate is due to be released, meaning local jails would not need to hold the inmate longer, but would just need to alert ICE of the planned release date. –¬†The Epoch Times
According to a joint study from a few years ago between Princeton University and Stanford University, our form of government is no longer a Republic, but instead a fascist style oligarchy where politicians are beholden to corporations versus the people.¬† And this has been shown time and time again whether it was through President Eisenhower’s Farewell address warning about the Military Industrial Complex, or in the more recent Dodd-Frank Banking Reform Act which was written for Congress to pass by the banks themselves.
When politicians tout the so-called ‘Rule of Law’ it is always a message that laws are meant for the common citizens, and not for the political class that can get away with criminal activity as a benefit of their position.¬† Thus it is high time that every elected official be held responsible not only for having to live under every law they pass (Obamacare for example), but to also feel the repercussions for imposing laws that lead to the death or severe harm of one or more of the citizens they rule over.
Kenneth Schortgen Jr¬†is¬†a writer for¬†The Daily Economist,¬†Secretsofthefed.com,¬†Roguemoney.net, and¬†Viral Liberty, and hosts¬†the popular¬†youtube podcast¬†on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.¬†Ken can also¬†be heard Wednesday afternoons giving an weekly economic report on the¬†Angel Clark radio show.