By Duncan Hunter

Question: Should American taxpayers be forced to fund cities whose councils defund police, whose prosecutors refuse to prosecute lawbreakers, and whose leaders regularly allow mobs and thugs to attack citizens and destroy businesses?

President Donald Trump and Republicans certainly don’t think so.

Marxist Democrats, however, disagree.

In recent weeks, as cities including New York City, Portland, and Seattle announced they were planning to defund police and law enforcement efforts — even as riots continued and crime rose — the Trump administration announced it would defund them.

Fox News reported:

In September, the Department of Justice identified New York City, Portland and Seattle as “local governments that are permitting anarchy, violence, and destruction in American cities” after rioting in some areas of the country.

“When state and local leaders impede their own law enforcement officers and agencies from doing their jobs, it endangers innocent citizens who deserve to be protected, including those who are trying to peacefully assemble and protest,” Attorney General Bill Barr said in a statement.

'We cannot allow federal tax dollars to be wasted when the safety of the citizenry hangs in the balance,” Barr’s statement continued. “It is my hope that the cities identified by the Department of Justice today will reverse course and become serious about performing the basic function of government and start protecting their own citizens.”

Rational Americans — Republicans — agree with Barr and President Trump.

Irrational leftists, which include the leaders of these cities, agree with the anarchists.

Fox News again:

New York City is joining Seattle and Portland, Ore., to file a complaint against the Trump administration in a Seattle court on Thursday over the administration labeling them as “jurisdictions that permit anarchy,” which could affect the cities’ federal funding.

“It's morally wrong, it's legally unacceptable, it's unconstitutional and we're going to fight it,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, said at a press conference on Thursday.

“I said weeks ago if the Trump administration persisted in trying to illegally take away funding from New York City we would take them to court, and we will beat them in court.”

“We did see them taking more and more moves that might have had an impact on funding, and that was the appropriate trigger for legal action,” de Blasio added.

It’s sickening hearing de Blasio talk about “morality” given that his pro-crime and COVID lockdown policies have destroyed lives and businesses by the thousands.

No doubt these cities will be able to find ‘friendly’ lower federal courts to rule in their favor.

But after Judge Amy Coney Barrett becomes Justice Amy Coney Barrett, hopefully, a rational Supreme Court will remind fools like de Blasio he has an obligation to be a good steward of the people’s money.

That’s the moral thing to do.

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