We’re not big fans of walls. This is pretty much our stance.
But a wall in the face of an onslaught is not unreasonable. If it were a matter of mere human capital moving from one side of the border to the other in a relatively free market, with free prices, free wages, and no welfare state, that would be one thing. In other words if real economic opportunity within the market was driving illegal immigration. But since we are dealing with an altogether different situation than that, one where people are incentivized to come to The States at cost (sometimes) to American citizens, often for political reasons, we think a wall is worthy of discussion. Though we are saddened by the prospect.
As for cutting California out? It’d be complicated as 2/3 of California, the area called by some “New California” hasn’t lost it’s mind along with the coastal counties from Marin south. If anything that part of California has been held hostage.
“From Mount Shasta on down to Salton Sea.” – Cracker, from the song California Country Boy
It sure doesn’t seem like Arizona approves of California’s sanctuary cities and one GOP Lawmaker hammered that point home. Marth McSally, in what was likely a tongue in cheek moment, proposed building a wall around California to protect the state of Arizona from their neighbor’s disastrous policies.
McSally announced her bid for Senate to replace Senator Jeff Flake (R) earlier this year. Flake is retiring at the end of this Congress. Other candidates in the primary include former Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former state Senator Kelli Ward (R).
When first hearing her quote, one could assume she wanted Arizona protected from those feeling the housing crisis and high taxation in California. But McSally, a congresswoman representing Arizona was referring to the “dangers of the southern border” and the sanctuary cities that California has allowed to infect the Golden State.
For the record nullification has a very important place in America and in some respects “sanctuary cities” represent nullification. But that political ax swings both ways. I could see all sorts of “sanctuary cities/regions” for all sorts of things. Things many people like Governor Jerry Brown would likely not approve of.