Walls and Sanctuaries


The divide in America between the Left and the Right is growing wider as Trump attempts to not just crack down on people in this nation illegally, but also cities that voted against him.

Sanctuary cities are locations where local authorities don’t rat immigrants out to the feds if they’re here illegally. The reason being is that they don’t want people afraid to cooperate with local police or when they need help. It’s compassionate and humane. Trump doesn’t like that.

He’s threatening to withhold federal funding for cities that offer sanctuary. The problem with that is it may be illegal and unconstitutional. Let’s not mention how much these cities kick in to the federal budget. One also wonders how Cheeto-Potentate will handle future Trump Hotel locations in these cities after he’s done bullying them.

Our new paranoid president is issuing executive orders at a rate that’ll surpass Obama’s before his first week is over. On Wednesday he focused on immigration.

Trump is ordering the construction of his stupid wall on the border with Mexico, which you will pay for (Trump won’t because he doesn’t pay taxes). He’s cracking down on the number of Syrian refugees allowed into this nation. We can expect Trump to unleash deportation goon squads soon.

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto issued a statement on Mexican television that his nation will never pay for the wall. He’s also scheduled to visit the U.S. soon and he’s now considering canceling his trip.

Trump had a busy day. Between talking about stealing Iraq’s oil, bringing back torture, hating on immigrants and refugees, and making one of our neighbors truly hate us, it’s amazing he can find any time to create new conspiracy theories. But he did as he continued to claim millions of illegal voters voted against him in the election which is what cost him the popular vote. If millions of people voted illegally, Trump would have won in a genuine landslide.

America is under attack but it’s from within. One wonders if these sanctuary cities should build walls to keep Trump out. I also wonder which one I should move to.

Creative note: I’m not a big fan of drawing “stuff.” A lot of cartoonists really enjoy drawing buildings, landmarks, planes, tanks, technical machinery, etc. I do too here and there depending on how I’m using it. It took me a while to realize I was more into drawing people than things. I did enjoy drawing the landmarks in this cartoon. I went to school so I was familiar with the landmarks though I did have to Google an image of each. I also Googled a list of the sanctuary cities just so I could be accurate. I was really disappointed St. Louis wasn’t one of them. If you can figure which city the star is from then you can award yourself a Claytoonz brownie point.

As I was drawing this it brought to mind the cover of the Foo Fighters last album, Sonic Highways. It combines the cities where they recorded the album. It consists of eight cities and one song for each. I’m a huge Foo Fighter fan and it’s the only album of theirs I don’t own. Everything I heard from it truly sucks. It was a pretty bitchin’ cover though.

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    1. I’m gonna help you out. It’s Austin. And for all those who have asked about the stadium and the horsey guy, that’s New Orleans and Boston. These are all sanctuary cities.


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