I'm sure you've all heard the hue and cry about illegal immigrants being bussed to Chicago, DC, NYC and now Martha's Vineyard.
All of which are full of people who voted for, and thus are represented by, politicians who allegedly support "open borders", "free migration" and, of course, sanctuary cities where nobody can ask about your immigration status -- that is, are you here legally or not?
This is all fine and well when it comes to posturing, of course. But when it comes to actually doing it, not so much.
And this, my friends, is the underline on the facts -- and what you ought to pay attention to.
The way you get a no-bullshit shooting civil war is to believe you can take a policy, any policy, and ram it down someone else's throat while not executing the same policy at the same expense upon your own region and people.
That is precisely what the Democrats generally and Biden specifically are doing: Punishing those border states and regions by forcing them to absorb the cost of illegal migration which, under federal law, requires it to be stopped or even declared an invasion with use of whatever force is necessary to bring it to a halt while the "blue" regions laugh and pay nothing.
Well, now they're paying, like it or not, and Newsom is even trying to argue this amounts to kidnapping or, in the alternative, transporting illegal aliens across state lines in violation of the law. Except, of course, that's exactly what Biden has been doing with his late night plane rides, so if its illegal to voluntarily let people board a bus to "greener pastures" why isn't Biden in prison right now?
We all know the answer.
This was a major part of what led to the first Civil War; the North and DC passed laws that wildly favored certain business lines in taxation while punishing others, which just happened to be all Southern States. Then the DC and North decided that concurrent recognition of the laws of Southern States were unnecessary or even criminal while at the same time they expected that the laws favoring them, for example when it came to contracts and matters of business and finance, were to be enforced against those in the South. Yes, that encompassed slavery, of course, but the point remains: Full faith and credit only ran one way just as it does now.
In the modern era how this can be turned against you is quite simple and, if it comes, disastrous:
- You don't like cows because they fart methane? Fine; you don't get any being raised here. Eat bugs.
- You don't want natural gas fired power, coal, or nuclear? Only wind and solar? Fine; no power from any of those other sources will be exported to your state. Oh, its calm and raining/snowing? Tough crap. Die in the dark, assholes.
- You don't want gas (or diesel) powered vehicles? Fine; not one item will be imported into your state using or carried by them, nor will any of those fuels cross into or through your state. That includes trains too; yours might be electric, but OURS are diesel and they're not coming to your state border. Don't like that? Tough crap. Starve.
- I know, chemical plants are nasty. You don't want them inside your state. Sounds good to me; no chlorine intended for water sanitation for you! Die of cholera, assholes. Oh, you think the same with regards to herbicides, fertilizers and similar? Sounds good to me; now try to feed yourselves with the yields you can obtain without them.
See how this works?
Now explain the following: 50 so-called "migrants" resulted in Martha's Vineyard calling up the state National Guard to effectively expel them to a military facility. Fifty. Given this precedent and that the federal government did not step in to stop it explain why Texas and Arizona cannot mobilize their National Guards to cut off the flow of said people which numbers in the thousands per day between them and, quite-obviously, is a much larger burden.
If one is ok then so is the other and the Federal Government is not permitted said distinction. Indeed the entire premise of our Constitution is that the States stand as equals and thus if one can call up the Guard to expel migrants so can the rest. It was the direct refusal to equally treat southern states with respect to "full faith and credit" that was a major component of why the Civil War occurred.
Be careful what you wish for folks; nobody with an ounce of common sense wants to see a real civil conflict. But if you think that such a thing has to be a shooting war it most-certainly does not.
Just think about the four examples above and then contemplate how many more can be enforced without firing a single shot. Yes, such enforcement would be "leaky" and some people would violate such an embargo. Tell me how well it works out for you if even just 10 or 20% of that which you rely on in said blue cities and states doesn't show up.