bigone Feb 21, 2019 01:33 PM Locals Protest Trump's "Emergency" Declaration Let me make it clear, I do not support President Trump but I do believe we need to prevent a continued unchecked influx of immigrants into this state, Wall or no Wall. My comments here are only addressed to this alarming trend that our politicians and Democratic citizens fully support immigration, legal or otherwise, from countries south of our border. I don't really want to hear from all of you who will chime in to some effect that American is country of immigrants; most of those trying to come here now have not, and will not, pay for the infrastructure and benefits they will receive that previous legal immigrants have established and paid for. I am a California native. Our state has become a sad joke for many of those born here, which is why so many of us have chosen to leave or will be doing so as soon as retirement or other jobs in other states come our way. It doesn't surprise me that many folks living outside this state refer to it as "The Socialist Fascist Republik of Kalifornia." I urge you to watch this 10 minute video as to what has actually happened since the 1950's to the present, and why, to this once-glorious state : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuvofrRKsi0. Simply, we have too many people here already. To support being a sanctuary state and support essentially unlimited immigration, legal or illegal, is only an invitation to continued disaster and, yes I hate to say it, has almost become a national emergency. The only way to support this immigrant population is Socialism, Democratic or otherwise, as someone pointed out in the Caroline Heldman PBS broadcast. For all the politicians in the state who don't think there is a immigration crisis and now spend most of their time opposing national laws and suing the Trump administration, you are essentially guilty of treason and figuratively support cessation from the United States. I wish Newsom, Becerra, Carbajal, Morillo, et al. would not waste time battling the federal government on the immigration issues. And, really, our mayor wasting her time supporting an anti-Trump march, especially in her Pro NRA Cabella's jacket as someone else mentioned? Reminds me of the old saying that we should leave politics out of politics. There is no doubt the majority left in this state is pushing more and more towards Democratic Socialism but I would like to leave you with these quotes from various comments that Winston Churchill said, “Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy. Its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery."; "Christopher Columbus was the first socialist: he didn't know where he was going, he didn't know where he was, and he did it all at taxpayers expense."; "A socialist state could not afford to suffer opposition - no socialist system can be established without a political police."; "If you’re not a liberal at twenty you have no heart, if you’re not a conservative at forty you have no brain."