Sanctuary Cities – Are you One?

ARE YOU A SANCTUARY CITY?

I wonder how many people registered in cities and counties across the US are even aware that they are classified as a ‘Sanctuary City’? Of course, the pins are concentrated throughout California, Oregon, Washington and the northeast. In addition, there are quite a few pins in Colorado and Illinois.

As a resident of Colorado, I don’t recall a vote on whether I agreed to label my state, city or county as a sanctuary city? I think I would have noticed that voting block on my ballot. But oddly, it wasn’t there. Which means that our government here in Colorado is making a blanket choice as my representative that I hugely do not agree with. Do not financially support. And worse, now have put our People’s at peril for less Federal support – without even asking if we – agreed.

Such a massive decision – should arguably, absolutely, be put forth to The People.   And it seems to me that a politician who makes such a decision on behalf of the People, has grossly over-extended his Powers.

Apparently, Denver and Aurora are Sanctuary Cities and stand to lose Federal Funding Big time unless our government representatives decide to ‘represent’ the People – instead of a select few.

So how much does Denver and Aurora stand to lose? About $200 million. Adding in Boulder which has announced it’s sanctuary status – that amounts to an additional $10ish million. Where will these cities rap these losses? Why our pockets of course through increased taxes.

Sorry – no one asked me…

While Denver mayor Hancock claims that Denver is compliant – the fact remains – it is not. And actions are more substantial than whines.

Are you a sanctuary city? Don’t rely on the whines of your local government, check out the Federal response – because they are the ones holding the purse strings…

If you live in California, Oregon, or Washington, if you live in Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania and anything north – chances are – you are a Sanctuary city. Anything inside Illinois – you are a sanctuary city.

For the Feds, there is absolutely no incentive to alter what is – it is cha-ching – money in the bank. For you – it is cha-ching – money out the door as now you are not only responsible for the lost funding, but the lawsuits, the increase in inmate prison costs, and the insurance losses that raise rates that WE PAY.

Angry? You should be. This is a policy/stance adopted by your state and city and county representatives without – a popular vote.

2 thoughts on “Sanctuary Cities – Are you One?

  1. Yes! I’m in Seattle – the socialist bastion. The Mayor simply states he will propose MORE TAXATION to make up for the loss of federal funds! I’ve been here a year and this guy is “solving” every problem by raising taxes (without results). He’s proposed a huge tax on sodas! It will double the cost for small business who will have to double their prices. Taxes on a fifth of liquor = $5! I’m glad I don’t own property….more and more being squeezed out of them “for the homeless.” People are suggesting a state income tax, capitol gains taxes….yadda yadda yadda….. I’m moving OUT.

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    • Sorry to hear that -but it does reaffirm that decisions should be left to a vote – and not crammed down our throats – especially one that is this monumental.

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