RUSH: The state of California recently enacted a law demanding the federal government give them first dibs on any federal land up for sale.
It’s the latest battlefield in the war between California and the Trump administration. This week, the DOJ filed suit against California, arguing the state law is unconstitutional.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a statement. He said, “The Constitution empowers the federal government – not state legislatures – to decide when and how federal lands are sold.”
Sessions reminded everybody that when California was admitted into the United Sates, it was under certain conditions. Including, that California, quote, “would never interfere with the disposal of federal law.” Sessions said that despite California agreeing to those terms, their legislature “has enacted an extreme state law attempting to frustrate federal” law.
California isn’t just trying to “frustrate” federal policy, here. California is openly disobeying federal immigration law, and punishing people who comply with it. The mayor of Oakland warns illegal immigrants of impending raids, allowing dangerous criminals to avoid arrest. California openly flouts federal drug laws. The state is threatening to sue if the Trump administration overturns Obama’s fuel-emissions standards.
Liberal Democrats are in open rebellion against the federal government. They behave as if they are a separate nation-state. It’s time for these California “Johnny Rebs” (Don’t you love that?) to just be sent packing!