Sussex Democrats have embraced the radical "resist" movement of Linda Sarsour and the Women's March.
"When we stand up to those who oppress our communities that Allah accepts from us that as a form of jihad... we are struggling against tyrants and rulers not only abroad in the Middle East or in the other side of the world, but here in these United States of America." Linda Sarsour, co-chair of the Women's March, speaking to the Islamic Society of North America.
For months now, organizations affiliated with the so-called Women's March have been holding rallies on Newton Green in support of illegal immigration, dropping the immigration ban on terrorist nations, funding abortion clinics, higher property taxes, the confiscation of legal firearms, and other radical causes. Their goal was summed up by Kate Matteson, a Democrat candidate for the state legislature.
And now the Democrats top statewide candidates have embraced "no questions asked" illegal immigration and have promised to make New Jersey a "sanctuary state."
Yep, the Democrats and their party support turning New Jersey into a Sanctuary State. Yep, the entire state.
What that means to New Jersey taxpayers is explained by former Mayor Steve Lonegan:
"A 'sanctuary state' will mean a huge influx of people who will need the social services safety net more than average. The Democrat gubernatorial ticket has promised to impose a so-called 'millionaire's tax' that will chase away those who currently fund the state's social safety net. Those who are left... the middle class who can't leave because of a job, or because they can't sell their home for what they paid for it, or because their child wants to finish school -- they will have to make up for the shortfall in higher taxes.
That won't be easy, because at 26.1% of income, the cost of living in New Jersey is, according to Bloomberg, by far the most expensive in the nation. Meanwhile, state household income is nearly seven percent lower than it was in 2008 and has only grown by a little more than one percent since then.
Those coming to the new 'Sanctuary State' of New Jersey will enter the workforce of the gray economy, where the minimum wage doesn't apply. But for everyone else it does -- which will leave trade union workers, manufacturing, medical care and health workers, service industry workers, and mothers with part-time jobs all at a disadvantage when competing for a job. It will be bad news for people trying to pay their mortgage, their property taxes, those hoping to avoid foreclosure.
And just where will all these newcomers to the 'Sanctuary State of New Jersey' reside? Why in subsidized sanctuary housing -- courtesy of COAH and its plan to build tens of thousands of new subsidized no-questions-asked units throughout New Jersey.
This will require massive infrastructure investment by taxpayers -- and an increase in property tax collections. To pay for it, the Democrats intend to scrap the 2-percent cap on local government spending. Under the Democrats property taxes rose an average of 6.1 percent a year -- triple the rate of inflation. Since the cap, property taxes have gone up an average of just 2.1 percent a year."
"If the Democrats are successful with their idea, they will have to build a wall to keep taxpayers in," Lonegan said. True enough.