The left looks around and decides they can simply ignore whatever law they like.
So, entire states become enablers of violating the law. Actually, they become beacons for those who ignore our laws and their supporters who break the law with their support... an example of the illegal alien destination resort.
Fascinating, isn't it? The left desperately needs the illegal alien vote, so they encourage illegals to piss on our laws as much as the left, correspondingly, pisses on our Constitution.
It's disgraceful to them that while they pick and chose what laws to ignore, it's a crisis that any town, city, county or state in the United States aids and abets those who ignore our laws.
IF those laws concern firearms.
Or so we're told.
Leftists in government are losing their minds over the reality that there are some areas of this and other states where their efforts to impinge on our rights to carry and use weapons are simply being ignored.
Our state's attorney general, Sideshow Bobby Ferguson in conjunction with our disgrace of a governor, Clueless Jay Inslee, have sent out letters... "Repercussions could come to law enforcement who refuse I-1639, AG says" because while THEY chose to ignore whatever law they want (federal laws on illegals and pot come to mind) God help anyone who follows suit on laws those two don't happen to like.
Because, at base, leftists are hypocrites.
As I wrote, Washington State is now officially an illegal alien destination resort. Illegals here get many privileges that, for example, veterans don't.
But, you see, election after election, veterans have been shown to typically vote on the right side of the political spectrum, while illegal aliens, who, of course, are not supposed to be voting at all (even though we invite them to vote when we give them illegal driver licenses through motor voter where they don't have to prove citizenship) typically DO vote on the left side of the political spectrum... which is why the democrats are mostly open border freaks... and why their knee jerk reaction to any effort to clamp down on illegal voter registration or votes is met with some variation of RACISM cries echoing throughout the land.
It's also why illegals in this and many other states get state benefits and privileges that veterans do not get... merely because of their illegal alien status.
The leftists, who, when it came to the 2016 election, claimed to be so concerned about "foreign interference" in our elections, conveniently, for example, overlook Obama's tax-paid interference in Israel's elections all the while INVITING "foreign interference" in elections right here at home by inviting millions of illegals to vote and in some cases... San Francisco and Chicago coming to mind... literally and actually INVITING them to vote.
The manufacture, sale and use of pot, for example, violates federal law in most instances.
When it comes to federal law, states are not empowered to modify or ignore those laws per the supremacy clause of the US Constitution.
This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.
"(A)ny Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding."
Seems pretty straight forward to me.
That certainly applies to this state's efforts to aid and abet the violation of federal immigration laws as well as the issues of pot and related.
Where does it all end?
See, I'm all about black letter constitutional enforcement. I don't pick and choose the parts I like.
Don't like the Constitution? Then change it. Otherwise?
Live with it.
And that, of course, goes to the hypocrisy of the leftist response to the MLK fiasco.
The leftists have been all about destroying symbols and pulling down statues of historical figures they don't happen to like.
From Columbus to Jefferson to Washington to Lee to even Kate Smith.
They typically have one thing in common.
No, not that they owned slaves.
But that they were white.
Well, Dr. King's reputation for being a serial philanderer actually was well known long before the latest eruption.
If they talk about it at all, it's to defend/explain/demean the accuser.
And that is certainly their privilege. As for me, I wasn't particularly surprised. But we are told we should turn a blind eye to this "reverend's" extra curricular activities.
Kinda like they turned a blind eye to an 11 year-old audio tape that had Mr. Trump on it talking about grabbing women by their genitals.
OK. So now what?
Should whites and Republicans demand, en masse', that the MLK memorial in Washington DC be eradicated? Should we require the schools, the streets, the projects of all kinds named after him to be renamed?
Why not? Isn't that the standard the left has imposed on everyone else who fails to meet their standards of purity?
Well, except for black face. Black face, as the continuing democrat governor of Virginia (who never was going anywhere) has proven is perfectly OK... even when he lies about it.
Are we to ignore what Dr. King accomplished because he was a sex addict and viewed the terms of his marriage to be a minor annoyance?
That's up to you. But it would seem to me that if we are to apply that standard to Dr. King, should we not apply it equally to everyone in American history the exact same way?
Should we be as eager to tear down Dr. King as the leftist segment has been to tear down our founding fathers and everyone else who has ever served this nation in any capacity not conforming to the current lenses of leftist ideology?
At this point, the reader may be asking: what does the first part of this post have to do with the second?
Easy. The constructs of the left picking and choosing what laws they'll follow and support as well as what parts of the Constitution of the United States they will protect are innately tied to the second issue of leftist hypocrisy.
It's not just on the national or state scene... it happens in many places... like internally in the local GOP... but that is well documented in my meager effort of a blog.
It is the stench of that hypocrisy that permeates American politics today. It is the concrete foundation of the "don't do as I do, do what I say" school of thought that is destroying the very roots of this country. It is why the left stomps on free speech. It is why our borders are wide open and why the left cries crocodile tears over the "conditions" illegals face when they come here to break our laws by the hundreds of thousands as the left wants to differentiate... if at all... between the "good illegals" and the "bad illegals," when the worst criminal MS13 scumbag and the most innocent infant brought here all have THEIR one thing in common as well:
They're here illegally.
And the left is far more concerned about THEIR rights than they are ours.
And we all suffer for it.