Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions fired a broadside at so-called "sanctuary cities" Monday, saying local policies of noncooperation with immigration authorities are "dangerous" and will cost communities federal funding. He said federal law allows withholding of federal funding to sanctuary cities, and signaled that such measures will soon be taken.
This shines a light on one of the most irresponsible actions of our times: selective enforcement of the law. It is a double-edged sword and one that cuts both ways.
In order for the Federal Government to expect State, county and local law enforcement and governmental entities to execute and uphold the law, the Federal Government must do the same. Under Barack Obama we saw a blatant disregard of the law in a plethora of selective enforcement instances. From the non-enforcement of immigration laws to the Justice Department says that the Civil Rights Act doesn't apply to White people, the selective enforcement of the law set a precedent for State, County and local authorities.
If we are to be a nation of laws and not of men, as John Adams said we must be for all to be equal under the law, then our laws must be enforced and honored. It would go a long way if lawmakers would stop creating more "atta boy" legislation and started being good stewards of the law, that includes repealing laws that are out-dated and ridiculous.