If one wishes to understand the ultimate destination of progressive ideology, California is a bellwether.
Last Friday, the Los Angeles Police Department announced that it would no longer enforce a state law that requires police to impound the vehicles of unlicensed drivers for 30 days. Why? Because the majority of unlicensed drivers in that city are illegal aliens, and the policy purportedly inhibits their ability to get to their jobs. It also imposes an undue burden on them when they attempt to retrieve their vehicles — because they must pay a fine to do so. “It’s about fairness. It’s about equal application of the law,” contends Police Chief Charlie Beck, a man seemingly oblivious to the Orwellian dimensions of such a statement.
What separates America from the banana republics of the world — or what used to — is the notion that we are a nation of laws, not a nation of men. Chief Beck is an ideologically-tainted hack who apparently believes that the state’s elected representatives have no business passing legislation that conflicts with the superior wisdom of the progressive worldview. Ergo, he’s taking a pass on the most fundamental aspect of his job description.
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