There are some politicians out there who, when you see how they vote, even after seeing the results of those same policies in other places, you just have to wonder if they dropped acid (or have taken some other hallucinogenic drug) that morning. How else could they have voted for such terrible ideas thinking that they made sense?
A perfect example of this kind of politician is Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker who has signed such “helpful” pieces of legislation into law as the one that eliminates cash bail in that state for crimes even up to some murder charges (that’s not in any way an exaggeration). Of course, you would naturally think that him supporting those policies means that he wants to weaken the police in that state.
But does he?
That’s a hard question to answer because, while Pritzker clearly wants guns out of the hands of civilians (meaning, non-government employees, especially non-law enforcement), he seems perfectly happy with firearms in the hands of other people, and not just his private security. Paul Sacca writes,
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker – a Democrat – signed a bill into law on Friday that would allow non-U.S. citizens to become police officers. Opponents of the bill argue that it would be “madness” to allow foreign nationals to arrest American citizens.
After passing the Illinois State House and Senate, Pritzker signed into law Illinois House Bill 3751.
According to WTVO, “Illinois’ move would allow any immigrant with legal authorization to work, or who remains in the country under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Act, to apply for the position.”
I’ll admit to having mixed feelings about this law in that, if non-citizen law enforcement officers actually abide by their oath to uphold the Constitution, then, they’ll do better than Pritzker has done with his efforts to trample the Constitution and the rights of people in his state.
But you also have to wonder why he is trying to disarm legal gun owners in Illinois while arming non-citizens who become police officers.
I don’t know the answer to that, but it is certainly very strange, and I can’t help wondering if this is a subtle initial step in Pritzker’s efforts to steal more rights from the people of Illinois.