Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The US Constitution Bars "Sanctuary Cities"

Christopher Jon Bjerknes

So-called "sanctuary cities" violate the sovereignty of the United States of America and the constitutional rights of Americans to their sovereignty and to their right to live under a republican form of government which protects them from invasion. A republican form of government bars any government official from flouting federal law.

When a government official conspires to invalidate the sovereignty of the nation he or she concomitantly denies each and every citizen of the nation a republican form of government, in that the government official thereby strips the citizen of representative rule of the territory of the United States by failing to preserve said territory from invasion. Invasion constitutes the loss of dominion and by harboring any invasion, a government official deprives the citizens of their dominion and republican rule. A government official giving sanctuary to an invader anywhere in the nation violates the sovereignty of the entire nation, all of its citizens and denies its republican form of government.

The US Constitution, Article IV, states:

"The citizens of each state shall be entitled to all privileges and immunities of citizens in the several states. A person charged in any state with treason, felony, or other crime, who shall flee from justice, and be found in another state, shall on demand of the executive authority of the state from which he fled, be delivered up, to be removed to the state having jurisdiction of the crime. [***] The Congress shall have power to dispose of and make all needful rules and regulations respecting the territory or other property belonging to the United States; and nothing in this Constitution shall be so construed as to prejudice any claims of the United States, or of any particular state. The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on application of the legislature, or of the executive (when the legislature cannot be convened) against domestic violence."

By depriving any citizen of a State which incorporates a "sanctuary city" the same right to republican government and national sovereignty as is guaranteed to citizens of all States, the formation and maintenance of "sanctuary cities" violates the US Constitution and constitutes an act of rebellion against the Union and the sovereignty of the nation. The US Constitution, Article VI, states:

"This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding."

The US Constitution and Federal Law maintain supremacy over State and municipal law. States and municipalities can do nothing which violates Federal Law. Nor can State or municipal officials harbor fugitives; commit misprison of felony, treason or sedition; or commit rebellion or insurrection.