Time for Trump to up the ante on the wall by denying funds to sanctuary cities

Jan. 2, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement on the current partial government shutdown:

“Given Nancy Pelosi’s announced intention to re-open the government without funding the wall so negotiations can begin, it is time for the President to continue to up the ante.  The murder of California police officer Singh by an illegal immigrant in the sanctuary state of California and the release of four illegal alien convicted murderers by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ends the pretense that there is a middle ground on this issue. President Trump and the GOP Senate should refuse to provide funds for any so-called sanctuary city, county or state. No road funds, no education funds, no food stamps, no TANF funds, if these states and cities want to pretend that they can effectively secede from the union by refusing to enforce U.S. laws which they disagree with, then they should be deprived of the benefits of being part of the union.

“The simple threat to remove highway funds in the past forced states across the nation to submit to the 55 mile per hour speed limit that the Carter Administration pushed as a gas saving measure, it is now time for the President to enforce the execution of the laws of the United States as is his Constitutional responsibility by refusing to sign any spending bill which provides funding to states like California and New York which think they are above the law.”

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