From Melissa Caen of CBS-San Francisco, we have this prime example of either stupid bravado or even stupider seriousness:
The state of California is studying ways to suspend financial transfers to Washington after the Trump administration threatened to withhold federal money from sanctuary cities, KPIX 5 has learned.
Officials are looking for money that flows through Sacramento to the federal government that could be used to offset the potential loss of billions of dollars’ worth of federal funds if President Trump makes good on his threat to punish cities and states that don’t cooperate with federal agents’ requests to turn over undocumented immigrants, a senior government source in Sacramento said.
The federal funds pay for a variety of state and local programs from law enforcement to homeless shelters.
California is among a handful of so-called “donor states,” which pay more in taxes to the federal Treasury than they receive in government funding.
In other words…
“Hey, I have a great idea. If those people in Washington insist that we obey the laws, we’ll show them. We send more money there than they send here, so we’ll just cut them off. Yeah, that’s the ticket”.
And when Washington informs California that it will fine the state double what it is not sending – pursuant to sending in the national guard to take over its cities? What will California do then? Form its own armies? Tell its police, who just might think of themselves as US citizens to fight against its own country to protect the rights of people who do not have legal rights?
Or maybe it can just build a force from the illegal aliens it seems so hot to protect with sanctuary status. They’ll be happy to fight and die for good ol’ California, I’m sure.
And if that doesn’t work, they can organize protests at all the U of C campuses. Snowflakes with protest signs who then retreat to “safe spaces” will scare off the federal government in a second, right?
Then there is tghe matter of defending against the people of California who like being citizens in good standing of the United States. Because there just might be a few million of them.
This is one mouse that better think long and hard before it decides to roar. Because the lion has a new leader who won’t put up with its posturing stupidity.