‘Junior’s Law’ Shows How Supposedly ‘Good’ Intentions Open Door to Tyranny
“A new legislation inspired by the killing of Lesandro ‘Junior’ Guzman-Feliz was announced … with the aim of protecting children from gang and other forms of violence,” Pix 11 reported Thursday. “The proposed Safe Havens for Endangered Children legislations, also known as ‘Junior’s Law,’ would require that all small businesses be a safe haven for minors who are in danger or seek help. It was introduced by Sen. Luis Sepúlveda and Assemblyman Victor Pichardo.”
What does that mean? A Sepúlveda press release first makes it sound like they’ll be required to call police. But the devil is in the details and the mandates don’t stop there.
“A second piece of legislation would also require small businesses to keep first aid kits,” it orders. And there’s more:
“Depending on the situation, if a business with fewer than 50 employees fails to ‘provide a safe refuge for a child who had physical injury inflicted upon him or is in imminent danger of such injury until authorities arrive,’ the business would be subject to penalties to be determined by the commissioner of the state Office of Children and Family Services.”
“Penalties” means enforceable punishment for failure to do as ordered. Don’t pay whatever extortion they mandate and they send men with guns after you.
My first reaction was “Are they nuts?” but it doesn’t take much of an internet search to see the “public servants” behind this are career collectivists. Why would we expect political parasites hostile to the right to life and the defense of life to view property rights as an obstacle to their obsessive goal of controlling all?
Junior had been chased down by multiple knife and machete-wielding members of the Trinitarios gang and stabbed and slashed to death in a case of mistaken identity meets feral spawn of “refugees.” The owner of the Cruz and Chiky bodega may not have figured it would be in his best interests to offer “sanctuary” against murderous savages who slash and hack first and ask questions later, but the thing is – and Sepúlveda even admitted it in his presser, “[T]he bodega owner where the incident occurred DID try to help and did call 911 twice.”
So this whole “need” is ginned up and based on deception. That and it’s exploiting a brutal murder for political advantage and publicity.
“The Trinitarios or 3ni are a violent New York-based multinational organization composed of Dominican Americans,” the Wikipedia entry for these “vibrant” additions to domestic security reads. “Trinitario was established in 1989 within the New York State prison system and has since spilled into the streets, with chapters in all five boroughs of New York City.
“It is considered one of the fastest-growing gangs in New York, recruiting members from high schools local to the gang’s area of activity,” the entry continues. And it’s a cinch that “Patria” (“Fatherland”) their slogan refers to isn’t the one that took them in.
It would not be unfair to ask at this point exactly what the refugee crisis was that made admitting so many claiming a different Patria so vital “to secur[ing] the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.”
“Nearly all immigrants from the Dominican Republic obtain lawful permanent residence in the United States (also known as getting a ‘green card’) through family reunification, whereas very few come through employment channels,” the Migration Policy Institute reports.
And it’s no surprise their populations are focused in Democrat-controlled urban enclaves. They are more likely to have limited English proficiency than “overall” immigrant populations, lower educational and professional attainment, lower income and higher poverty rates, and significantly, considering the politics of where they live, a higher naturalization rate.
As we see increasingly with foreign populations being artificially infused into our culture for political ends, “laws” are being enacted that are antithetical to the vision of the Founders, with the new “Forms of government becom[ing] destructive of these ends.”
That anyone can be required to open up his property and offer “sanctuary” to anyone else means there really is no property. Dragooning everyone is the next “logical” step though, for those who have already demonstrated their sense of entitlement in dictating that policy for an entire city. And while it’s not exactly a Third Amendment violation, it’s not hard to find parallels when someone can be compelled to take in those the state orders them to.
What’s also not hard to see is the absurdity and downright evil of compelling people to put their lives in mortal danger of interposing themselves between victims and armed predators – particularly in New York City with its onerous citizen disarmament edicts.
The New York City Guns website details some the protracted and expensive steps just to “legally” get a handgun – forget permits to carry one unless you’re rich, famous or politically connected.
Does anyone care to speculate on the shopkeepers fate had he pulled the poor young man in and told the Trinitarios to go away? And why would citizens have a duty to try and save anyone when law enforcement does not?
Naturally the politicians that would require that are also totalitarians who believe in their government enforcers being the “Only Ones” that should be armed. And itonly stands to reason they’re both big “immigration” (invasion) advocates.
Create the problem then exploit the predictable disaster to ratchet up control.
Lather, rinse, repeat.
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