Ben Stein: ‘California is Flirting with Civil War’

California is slipping farther down the rabbit hole as they allow “sanctuary cities” teeming with illegal immigrants to dwell. They absolutely refuse to enforce federal immigration policies, and actually work hard to fight against them.

Economist Ben Stein is concerned with their destructive path and believes that the state is flirting with “civil war” against the United States. However, unlike previous civil wars, this one will be fought in the courts, not the battlefields.

Stein said, “This is essentially a rebellion by the state of California… It is very, very close to the beginning of a civil war. I hope it’s not with bloodshed. I hope it’s just with litigation.”

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Charlie Gasparino added that California Governor Jerry Brown’s actions are “almost like [former Alabama Gov.] George Wallace (D) standing in front of the door of the school.”

Fox News Insider reports: 

Stein reacted to comments Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan made on “Your World” earlier in the week, in which Homan said citizens will die and Gov. Jerry Brown (D-Calif.) is likely violating federal law by enacting a “sanctuary state” policy.

He said California’s posture looks “very much like the beginning of a civil war,” invoking the actions of April 12, 1861 when the Confederate military fired upon the Union installment at Fort Sumter in South Carolina.

On June 11, 1963, Wallace stood in the doorway of an auditorium in Tuscaloosa, Ala. to prevent two black students from entering.

The actions prompted President John F. Kennedy to federalize the National Guard, per executive order 11111.

Gen. Henry Graham was dispatched to the university and confronted Wallace, who eventually stepped aside.


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