The “Trail of Tears” is, along with Rosa Parks and the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Junior, the only thing kids learn about in high school history these days. They especially don’t learn about the followup: The Cherokee sued the US government to stop their removal. Chief Justice John Marshall ruled in favor of the Cherokee. To which Andrew Jackson supposedly replied, “I see Mr. Marshall has made his ruling. Now, let us see him enforce it.”
President Trump is rapidly approaching an Andrew Jackson moment. There are reports of Democrat (naturally) congressmen warning Boston-area illegals of a pending ICE raid. Los Angeles has vowed to nullify federal law.* And now Seattle is suing the Trump administration over its threats to end federal funding for “sanctuary cities.” “Sanctuary cities,” you’ll recall, are polities whose ruling class have publicly avowed their intention to violate federal law. As this is the West Coast, the 9th Circus will of course find for the plaintiffs.
History suggests that President Trump will follow Jackson’s precedent. A quick look around Weimar America 2017 suggests this will make him the most popular politician in several generations. It also suggests…. well, you know what it suggests. The Reds and the Browns are already battling in the streets. It’s inevitable; might as well get on with it.
*Hey, remember when that was raaaaaaacist? Although it’s kinda nice to see Democrats getting back to their roots.