Thursday, May 20, 2010

Arizona's Laws; Our President with Calderon

                                        On the left is a photo of one "pathway" from Mexico to America...I have heard from a politician that Arab garb is among the cast off clothing......

In the words of our President, while meeting with the President of Mexico in addition to saying that "we are no longer defined by our borders" (!): 
“We also discussed the new law in Arizona, which is a misdirected effort — a misdirected expression of frustration over our broken immigration system, and which has raised concerns in both our countries….
“And I want everyone, American and Mexican, to know my administration is taking a very close look at the Arizona law.  We’re examining any implications, especially for civil rights.  Because in the United States of America, no law-abiding person — be they an American citizen, a legal immigrant, or a visitor or tourist from Mexico — should ever be subject to suspicion simply because of what they look like.” 
[With all due respect, Mr. President (well, maybe not) - the law is talking about those people who are ILLEGALLY in our country as per our federal lawsThey are not just "visiting", and they are costing us Americans billions for their usage of our education system and our health care and penal systems among others.  While doing so, they are demanding that we accede to their demands!  And finally, they are specifically protected against a perusal of their papers unless they are breaking the law!  And maybe, just maybe, our President should actually read the law to which he refers prior to condemning it.  Perhaps he should have asked Calderon just what his country's immigration and illegal entry laws are.  Or he might have asked Calderon if it is true that for him, "Where there is a Mexican, there is Mexico."  With those words Calderon is accepting the chants of brazen illegals who believe our American Southwest is part of Mexico.  We should not believe that these are "just words".  Perhaps the one who was elected to uphold our country's laws, to represent Americans' interests (not Mexicans'), who took an oath to uphold our Constitution - should keep all that in mind as he continues to denigrate us around the world. 
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill targeting a school district’s ethnic studies program, hours after a report by United Nations human rights experts condemned the measure.
State schools chief Tom Horne, who has pushed the bill for years, said he believes the Tucson school district’s Mexican-American studies program teaches Latino students that they are oppressed by white people.
Public schools should not be encouraging students to resent a particular race, he said.
The measure signed Tuesday prohibits classes that advocate ethnic solidarity, that are designed primarily for students of a particular race or that promote resentment toward a certain ethnic group.
The measure doesn’t prohibit classes that teach about the history of a particular ethnic group, as long as the course is open to all students and doesn’t promote ethnic solidarity or resentment.
Six UN human rights experts released a statement earlier Tuesday saying all people have the right to learn about their own cultural and linguistic heritage, they said.

“The governor believes … public school students should be taught to treat and value each other as individuals and not be taught to resent or hate other races or classes of people,” Senseman said.
[About this development I have this to say:  The reasoning for the law is sound, as ethnic studies can be taught to ALL; the UN does not have authority to tell dictate to us our "rights"; the current system does not promote the assimilation of ethnic groups into the American "melting pot"; and this Administration, unfortunately, will probably go along with this statement without even having read the law.]  "The world is a dangerous place not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing." - Albert Einstein
In a letter to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Arizona Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce said a boycott war is bad for both sides, and said he would "be happy to encourage Arizona utilities to renegotiate your power agreements" to end the electricity flowing to Los Angeles.
"I am confident that Arizona's utilities would be happy to take those electrons off your hands," Mr. Pierce said. "If, however, you find that the City Council lacks the strength of its convictions to turn off the lights in Los Angeles and boycott Arizona power, please reconsider the wisdom of attempting to harm Arizona's economy."
Austin City Council’s decision to forgo business investments and contracts with the State of Arizona has caused at least two political organizations in Texas to announce they will boycott the City of Austin.
Austin City Council’s decision to forgo business investments and contracts with the State of Arizona has caused at least two political organizations in Texas to announce they will boycott the City of Austin.
The Washington Post writes:  In the legal battle over Arizona's new immigration law, an ironic subtext has emerged: whether a Bush-era legal opinion complicates a potential Obama administration lawsuit against Arizona. The document, written in 2002 by the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel, concluded that state police officers have "inherent power" to arrest undocumented immigrants for violating federal law. It was issued by Jay S. Bybee, who also helped write controversial memos from the same era that sanctioned harsh interrogation of terrorism suspects. The author of the Arizona law -- which has drawn strong opposition from top Obama administration officials -- has cited the authority granted in the 2002 memo as a basis for the legislation. The Obama administration has not withdrawn the memo, and some backers of the Arizona law said Monday that because it remains in place, a Justice Department lawsuit against Arizona would be awkward at best. "The Justice Department's official position as of now is that local law enforcement has the inherent authority to enforce federal immigration law," said Robert Driscoll, a former Justice Department Civil Rights Division official in the George W. Bush administration who represents an Arizona sheriff known for aggressive immigration enforcement. "How can you blame someone for exercising authority that the department says they have?"

[Do people actually still believe that this President has wholesome things in mind when he promised "to fundamentally change America"?  Do they continue to see him as a post-racial President?  I see him, as I predicted when he was campaigning, as a President for whom every disagreement is racial in content.  He is leading Americans to hatred more than I could have anticipated, dividing us in every way he can.  While bowing before Arab leaders and mistreating our allies, he leads us to hate and/or to denigrate greedy Capitalists and Wall Street; healthcare insurance companies and greedy doctors doing such things as unnecessary surgery just to make a buck; conservative bloggers and Fox News; those supporting legal immigration only; those who are in the Tea Party; those for small-government and states rights; and more than anything else, those who are critical for any reason of President Obama  - the "won".]


  1. This pretend President is almost inciting the good people of the United States--its law-abiding CITIZENS to take drastic action...He is a divider not a leader; he is so misguided and with his "helpers" who are as bad or worse there is no Hope until he is out of office !! Thanks for exposing how totally off base he is...He cannot serve again...totally awful President...awful