Ben Stein was recently on the Neil Cavuto show to discuss California’s decision to become a sanctuary state. He claimed that the state is coming dangerously close to the makings of civil war for defying federal law.
The FOX News Insider reports:
Ben Stein: ‘Sanctuary State’ California Flirting with ‘Civil War’
Economist and actor Ben Stein said California is flirting with “civil war” against the rest of the United States over its refusal to enforce federal immigration policies.
Stein reacted to comments Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan made on “Your World” earlier in the week, in which Homan said citizens will die and Gov. Jerry Brown (D-Calif.) is likely violating federal law by enacting a “sanctuary state” policy.
“I think that this is essentially a rebellion by the state of California,” Stein said.
He said California’s posture looks “very much like the beginning of a civil war,” invoking the actions of April 12, 1861 when the Confederate military fired upon the Union installment at Fort Sumter in South Carolina.
Stein said he believes the “civil war,” if there is one, will be one fought in the courts rather than on the battlefield.
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Stein makes an excellent point. What would happen if all the states just ignored laws they don’t like?