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Sanctuary Cities, A Need for Intuition

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In an intense search of the internet for all the facts I could gather relating to the issue of sanctuary cities in the United States, I became as confused and frustrated as the political minds that are struggling to solve this perplexing problem. In the process of assembling the facts, I have come to two conclusions, and I find that they are best expressed by men far wiser than I.

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There are no facts, only interpretations.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.

Albert Einstein

On running across Nietzsche's quote, it suddenly seemed obvious that the very same fact can be used to justify two opposing positions. Facts are subject to interpretation.

Fact: According to the Ohio Jobs & Justice PAC, sanctuary cities protect immigrant rights. They improve relations between local law enforcement and the immigrant community.

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Fact: According to USA Today, when officials or citizens refuse to report illegal aliens to ICE, repeat offenders may be released to commit more crimes instead of being detained or deported.

With Einstein's advice to change the facts, the following may suffice to support it:

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Hal O'Leary is an 88 year old veteran of WWII who, having spent his life in theatre, and as a Secular Humanist, believes that it is only through the arts that we are afforded an occasional glimpse into the otherwise incomprehensible. As an 'atheist (more...)
 

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