The Illegal Safe Haven
Flash back to Ancient Rome. Citizenship was originally granted to children born to a Roman citizen father. However, in 212 AD, Roman emperor Caracalla enacted the Constitutio Antoniniana, which extended Roman citizenship to all inhabitants of the empire.
And now look at today's America. We follow a parallel path. Our federal government virtually allowing the same: New Haven openly defies the law declaring more than just sanctuary status but also doling out an I.D. card, a parallel citizenship that legitimizes illegal aliens.
Citizenship gave Romans a feeling of pride, a sense of belonging. But, as everyone received citizenship, the citizenship diluted, altruism faltered, the empire failed. Replace the word Rome with America, and, possibly, a few hundreds years from now, don't turn to page 400 in the history book but to page 950 to make the comparison.