Whether you’re a conservative in Hollywood or in state, local, or federal government or somewhere in the academic world, you know full well what can happen to your career if you carelessly let slip your political preference. It can, and often does, result in significant, negative ramifications to your career.
THAT is the widely known and tolerated practice of political discrimination; tolerated because when it happens to a conservative, the left and their media shrugs it off because they probably have no problem with a Republican being ridiculed and professionally marginalized. But should a liberal feel it’s happening to them, it’s worthy of fear and tears; even though it may also just be a question of said liberal not obeying the law (or an oath) and he or she rightfully being held accountable.
On Tuesday night, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested more than 150 people in Northern California suspected of being undocumented immigrants. More than 850 others, immigration officials said, slipped through their fingers. ICE Deputy Director Thomas Homan condemned the Oakland mayor’s “irresponsible” actions, saying in a statement Libby Schaaf’s decision to publicize her suspicions about ICE operations further increased [the] risk for my officers and alerted criminal aliens—making clear that this reckless decision was based on her political agenda with the very federal laws that ICE is sworn to uphold.
Schaaf said she felt a moral obligation to warn residents, told the Washington Post on Tuesday that she made the decision as part of the resistance to the Trump administration’s immigration enforcement policies.
— Slate, 2/28/18
A standard swearing-in oath for a California office holder is the following:
STATE OF CALIFORNIA
I (name) do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of the United States and the State of California; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties upon which I am about to enter and during such time as I hold the office of (mayor, governor, etc.).
The oath makes no mention of resisting a presidential administration and agenda she didn’t vote for but Libby Schaff DID “swear” and “bear true faith and allegiance” to the Constitution, which also included upholding our nation’s laws implemented by the representatives of our nation.
As shared here on previous occasions, entering the United States without the necessary documentation is a felony, as is harboring anyone who did so and the law doesn’t offer or observe any exceptions or sentimental excuses. By giving an alert to an entire community about a law enforcement action, including those who broke the law, Schaaf is clearly “harboring” if not aiding and abetting.
Any American who’s spent any time residing in the State of California knows illegal aliens disregard our laws, have no problem tapping into our social services with fraudulent documents, have little desire to assimilate, and in a lot of cases, insist we embrace them and the system they decided to flee. The variety of injuries they cause on citizens is a direct result of government officials like Schaaf who blow off laws she doesn’t agree with (“broken”) and puts the very public at risk she pledged to protect to get her elected in the first place.
It’s easy to now play the victim, telling all who’ll listen about “death threats” being issued without producing one email or phone recording. It’s easy to hold back fake tears after assuring a potential electorate that she’s a strong woman. And now, Libby Schaaf has the audacity to whine about “political persecution” because she’s not shielded from breaking the law like those she places a priority in protecting.