Saturday, July 19, 2008

San Francisco Is At It Again

What is it about San Francisco? Is there something in the water there? Or is there some sort of super big magnet in the city that attracts every fruitloop in the country to go live there?

One could argue that prostitution should not be criminalized, however such a decision is to be made at the state level and all local governments are to function under the state law, and the Feds must recognize and respect the state's right to handle this issue as the state and its citizens see fit. A city does not have the right to pass its own laws contrary to state laws.

San Francisco however, seems to see itself as a beacon of enlightenment to all us rednecks in flyover country (which for them seems to begin at the city limits.) No. The enlightened people of the fair and free city of San Francisco must never be restrained by the unwashed masses that are too ignorant to live in their utopian city. Whatever voters elsewhere decide, San Francisco is above it and will set its own course. The rest of the state and country is to stupid to influence them.

San Francisco is going to have a ballot issue on whether or not to decriminalize prostitution, by forbidding its law enforcement agencies from going after them or cooperating with out of city agencies against prostitution. The state law will be meaningless inside the city limits.

Can't let the rest of the country hold the most enlightened city in the world back.

What's even worse is that it would be very difficult under this to investigate and prosecute the horrible underbelly of prostitution - - human trafficking and forced prostitution. The activists pushing this referendum pay lip service to the need to protect these people but then make it nearly impossible to do so.

Maybe San Francisco needs to Secede from the United States and become its own little city state. After all, they are too good to be Americans.

San Francisco is like a bowl of healthy cereal. Just a bunch of nuts, fruits, and flakes.

Thank God I live in flyover country.


Anonymous Americaneocon said...

I was reading over at Protein Wisdom that S.F. spends something like $150 million annually on the homeless and poor shelters and more than half of the recipients aren't homeless!

That place is crazed!!

8:13 PM  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

This is pretty easy. State law trumps city ordinance. All it takes is one cop to be disciplined for enforcing the state penal code 653 et al. This is a fight easily lost by SF. Problem is, which cop wants to be the Test Case? Very few, I'd wager. And to think I lived there for a year so I could qualify as a legal resident for the SFPD test. I am SO glad I decided to work elsewhere.


9:42 PM  
Blogger KurtP said...

They don't want anything to do with the U.S> or state government telling them what to do, but they still want their allowance.

I was a rebellious kid once, but I grew up.

11:19 PM  
Blogger dons_mind said...

san francisco is also having a vote on whether or not to rename the city sewage plant, "the george bush sewage treatment plant".

seriously - it's on the ballot!!

they never fail to live up to their reputation as the home of the weirdo....

11:44 PM  
Blogger John said...

I'll say this: it's a beautiful city. I'd love to live there except for the fact that the whole thing might fall into a giant crack in the ground, and you have to be a millionare to own a home there. I was there during my Coast Guard bootcamp 28 years ago (God! I'm older than dirt!). Politics and silly stuff like that doesn't much affect your daily life unless you let it.
I agree with the state level argument you made about enforcing the law. The CA state police could still bust all the whores there on Craigslist if they wanted and SF could do nothing. They are just saying that the SF police have other fish to fry.
I think the Feds should also take your advice and stop messing with sick people who use pot for medical reasons.

9:48 AM  
Blogger Gayle said...

I second your sentiment, Shoprat. "Thank God I live in flyover country!" I hope the idiots continue to fly over it because I sure don't want them here.

4:19 PM  
Blogger shoprat said...

Neocon It is amazing how the most liberal city in America has so much poverty isn't it?

BZ It would never stand in a reasonable court of law, but this is SF.

KP Those of my generation who never grew up moved to SF

d_m saw that.

john Thank's for visiting.

gayle I share your sentiments.

7:54 PM  
Blogger Patrick Joubert Conlon said...

Yes, the outcasts from everywhere else move there.

"...the horrible underbelly of prostitution - - human trafficking and forced prostitution..."

But the bleedinghearts don't want to think about that. They just see that "escorts" are being persecuted and forget about the Chinese women trapped in basements in Chinatown working off their debts as sex slaves.

12:02 AM  
Blogger The Vegas Art Guy said...

That explains why Pelosi continues to get re-elected now doesn't it? I guess they're expanding the definition of sanctuary city.

12:37 AM  

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