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Rauner's support for sanctuary is betrayal

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Gov. Bruce Rauner has stabbed his supporters in the back. His support for Senate Bill 31 (aka, sanctuary state legislation) is a betrayal of those who expected from him a different direction for Illinois.

His treachery will not be forgotten.

His supporters expect blistering incompetence and bold, in-your-face corruption from state Democrats. Rauner has joined them.

He's an enemy of lawful governance. He spits in the face of law-abiding citizens. He teaches children that law need neither be heeded nor respected. He reinforces and aids those who willingly, openly defy immigration law.

For political gain, he abets criminal trespassing while siding with those cads (Democrats) who would launder trespassing into votes. He has cheapened both citizenship and the voting privilege.

Ironically, he delivers the state further into the hands of the corrupt incompetents (i.e., Madigan Dems) who've delivered Illinois to the doorstep of bankruptcy and ruin. Though he's become their "useful idiot," Democrats will not think fondly of him at the next election. They'll consider him a great fool -- as do his former supporters.

When challenged, Rauner has backpedaled and quibbled about "the system" being broken -- while becoming one of the major "breakers." In this matter, Rauner is withdrawing Illinois from the Union -- as did the Southern states in the 1860s. He, the servant of the people, is picking/choosing which laws he'll respect.

Should not his "employers" (Illinois citizens) have the same prerogative? May we now reject any law (at any level) we find inconvenient? All law is limiting, coercive, inconvenient to at least some.

"Entropy" is defined as decline into disorder. Its synonyms include such words/concepts as degeneration, collapse, decomposition. Should Illinois be added as a synonym?

Congratulations, Mr. Rauner, you've become another godfather of anarchy.

Les Lopinot

Oswego

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