That's the anti-PC crowd for you. Anything to hurt another human.
Yes a lie is a lie no matter how ya try to sugar coat it
I find it interesting that the Ten Commandments don't say "Thou shalt not lie," as they say "Thou shalt not kill," they say "Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor." (Exodus 20:16) There is some complexity there. There's no virtue in being a habitual liar, but to tell a lie isn't strictly off limits.
A classic example is if a German harboring Jews in WW2 was asked by a Nazi agent "Are there any Jews here?" It would be quite acceptable to lie and say "no" because doing so would be protecting innocent people.
What about a city that harbors a criminal illegal alien who had already been deported 5 times?
The judge that dismissed the Steinle's wrongful death suit said, "No law required the Sheriff's Department to share Lopez-Sanchez's release date with ICE, nor did any law forbid Mirkarimi establishing a policy against such cooperation."
Well, Your Honor, if that's what the law says, then the law is a fool, Sir, an idiot, to slightly paraphrase Dickens.
When ICE catches foreigners who are in the US without permission, they're sent back to their home countries, not gassed. And controlling immigration is a legitimate function of government.
Precisely. ICE is not the Gestapo, so there is no reason for the sanctuary cities not to cooperate.
No reason, that is, except that they see the illegals as future Democrat voters.
Harboring a fugitive is disrupting the legitimate functioning of the government. If you do it solely out of compassion for the individual, I don't think it's a sin, but the government would be within its rights to punish you. If you do it for political advantage though, that's definitely a sin and should cause the government to punish you severely.
If the scoundrels who run the sanctuary cities and counties gave a damn about compassion for the individual, Kate Steinle would not be dead and the 14-year-old ninth-grade girl in Maryland who was put in a class with 17-and-18-year-old illegals would not have been raped.
The scoundrels are not happy that such things happen, but hey, it's just collateral damage, a cost of doing political business.
In some cases, as in Kate Steinle's, not saying anything is a Black Lie of the worst sort.
Unfortunately, some believe failure to cower to their feelings by not speaking only words which please their ears renders you the biggest scumbag on earth.
I don't get it either and I don't think it's good for our society to coddle this sort of nonsense.