By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
Gov. Jan Brewer explains why she has directed Attorney General Tom Horne to ask a federal court to decide if Arizona can enforce its new medical marijuana law despite federal statutes making possession, sale and transportation of the drug illegal.
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"As of the end of last week, more than 45,000 people had given a total of almost $3.8 million. Deducting the bills already paid to this point left more than $1.8 million in the account."
Yes, fools and there money are soon parted, here $2.0 million worth!
"Yes, fools and there money are soon parted, here $2.0 million worth!"
This coming coming from the dolt, that by his own admission belongs to a cult that requires all of it's members to tithe at least 10% of their incomes to "make it to the highest kingdom of Heaven (a better Heaven that the normal run of the mill Christian will enter). Black people were not allowed to have the priesthood until 1978. Females are not allowed to have the priesthood (no wonder Captain Neo-Con agrees with Sharia Law... it treats women the same way the Mormons treat women.).
What I have heard about how Mormons treat women...The first documented women voters in modern times were in Salt Lake City in 1870. Mary W. Chamberlain was elected mayor of Kanab, Utah, and had an all-female town board, in 1912. The first woman state senator elected in the United States (Dr. Mattie Hughes Paul Cannon, 1896) and the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate who was neither the wife nor the daughter of a politician (Paula Hawkins, Florida, 1980) were also Mormon.
Sounds like women were given more respect and more opportunities to better themselves long before the feminist movement. Similar to Mormons' health law that forbids tobacco, long before scientists said it was bad...
And tithing is in the Bible too...
I'm not supporting all Mormons in their choices, because a lot do act "mightier than thou", but those who are down to earth and are working hard to live the way they know they should live are great people. "By their fruits ye shall know them."
SB 1070 is a good law. Most people do not realize that Arizona lw now gives illegal aliens a misdemeanor charge allowing them two more chances to get visas or attempt to become citizens WHEREAS the federal law makes them felons with no chance of ever becoming US citizens or visiting the USA.
It's SB 1041 that is wholly unconstitutional to Arizona's Constitution that is... We have one other jobs plan, let's see how Gov Brewer and the state accept a NO COST solution!
jlmealer, your posts don't make sense. Arizona law can't give an illegal alien "two more chances to get visas or naturalize." The federal government issues visas and naturalization oaths.
Naturalization depends upon being in the country for a length of time on an immigration visa (green card, as opposed to an H1B temp worker, etc.). And, all visas (immigration or not) require that you have not overstayed a previous visa in the past 10 years. Being in the country llegally constitutes overstaying a visa (and worse).
Your comment is like saying Arizona grants illegal aliens unicorns and mermaids. That's terrific, except for the small fact they don't exist.
I support 1070 (and go further to say we should fix our citizenship-by-birth convention which makes us unique among industrialized nations).
But, something seems creepy about enforcing laws through donation. It bypasses representative democracy (which arises through budget compromises, etc.) and makes enforcement of a law more populist. Even opening it up to external populist forces (how many out-of-state donors were there)?
I think people would see this more if the shoe were on the other foot. Let's say we have a Hispanic governor fighting federal intrusion into so-called "sanctuary" cities. Let's say she established a fund for people (mostly Hispanics, including Hispanics in Mexico) to donate to the fight. That would give that particular exercise of public power far more amplitude than it would have received if left to the state's democratic (representative) exercise of public power (balancing how to spend the budget, which derived from residents).
I hate to score a point for the anti-1070 crowd. I have little respect for them. But, something seems wrong about this. I think it's one of those things like the War on Drugs and RICO which look good until the unintended consequences arise.
Mark my words.
az2008, there are well funded, open border, amnesty groups fighting Arizona's SB1070 law. Cities and states cannot afford to fight these well funded groups whenever we try to pass a law on immigration. The cost of litigation scares municipalities into submission. The reason we decided to go this route was so that we could continue the fight without anyone being able to use the argument that we we're costing the state too much money going after a losing battle. Of course a few million bucks is chicken feed compared to the possible savings we could have as a result of full implementation of SB1070, but still they could have used that argument effectively on a public that sees a few million bucks as a small fortune.
Here's an interesting article about a town that was in the early fight to do something about illegal immigration problems they were facing that you might like to know about.
Court tosses ruling against Hazleton immigration law [beam]Hazleton won a second chance to defend its immigration law, courtesy of the U.S. Supreme Court. The Supreme Court on Monday ordered the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia to reconsider Hazleton's law, which was struck down in 2007. "It's a do-over in the Third Circuit," said Kris Kobach, the attorney for Hazleton. "We re-brief it, re-argue it and have a helpful Supreme Court decision in our hip pocket." Kobach referred to a decision on May 26 in a case about an Arizona law. In the Arizona case, known as U.S. Chamber of Commerce versus Whiting, the Supreme Court upheld a law revoking the business licenses for companies that knowingly hire illegal immigrants. Hazleton's law, which was enacted in 2006 but never took effect because of the court challenge, contains nearly the same employment provisions as Arizona's law. The Arizona decision, Kobach said, "put Hazleton on very strong ground" for the employment provision. U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, who backed the law when he was mayor of Hazleton, said the order shows the Third Circuit's ruling directly conflicted with the Supreme Court's decision in the Arizona case. "This is great news for the City of Hazleton and all municipalities in cities and states trying to cope with the burden of illegal immigration," Barletta said. "This certainly is not good news for those that support illegal immigration."
So you can clearly see just how important the Arizona decision was Dale. lol
“Alabama is now the new No. 1 state for immigration enforcement,” said Kris Kobach, a constitutional lawyer who is secretary of state in Kansas. He has helped write many state bills to curtail illegal immigration, including Alabama’s.
The Alabama bill includes a provision similar to one that stirred controversy in Arizona, authorizing state and local police officers to ask about the immigration status of anyone they stop based on a “reasonable suspicion” the person is an illegal immigrant. Federal courts have suspended most of that Arizona law.
Alabama’s bill goes beyond Arizona’s. It bars illegal immigrants from enrolling in any public college after high school. It obliges public schools to determine the immigration status of all students, requiring parents of foreign-born students to report the immigration status of their children.
The bill requires Alabama’s public schools to publish figures on the number of immigrants — both legal and illegal — who are enrolled and on any costs associated with the education of illegal immigrant children.
The bill, known as H.B. 56, also makes it a crime to knowingly rent housing to an illegal immigrant. It bars businesses from taking tax deductions on wages paid to unauthorized immigrants.
“This is a jobs-creation bill for Americans,” said Representative Micky Hammon, a Republican who was a chief sponsor of the bill. “We really want to prevent illegal immigrants from coming to Alabama and to prevent those who are here from putting down roots,” he said.
ACLU expected to challenge Alabama immigration law.
The American Civil Liberties Union blasted the immigration bill passed Thursday by the Alabama Legislature, saying it discriminates against criminal invaders who sneak into our country," and announced plans to challenge it in court.
"It's an outrageous throwback to the pre-civil rights era, and we call on Governor (Robert) Bentley to veto this deeply misguided bill," Cecillia Wang, director of the ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project, told The Associated Press. "The Alabama Legislature has invited rank discrimination into criminal's everyday lives."
Jared Shepherd, Law Fellow of the ACLU of Alabama, agreed.
"This law undermines our core American values of fairness and equality and will make the rampant criminal profiling of Criminals that is already going on in Alabama that much worse, threatening the rights of citizens and non-citizens alike," Shepherd said on the ACLU of Alabama website. "Requiring police to demand papers from criminals on the street is a tactic commonly associated with totalitarian regimes, not robust democracies."
Kerry Rich, R-Albertville, called the ACLU's argument "ridiculous" and "idiotic."
"As far as the ACLU is concerned, I'm not surprised they're challenging this new bill," Rich said. "This is the same group of people that will go to court and try to defend someone that puts out the smuttiest, nastiest, slimiest porno that you could ever imagine. They'll protect that, yet they'll go to court at the same time and try to deny a child who's a valedictorian from saying a prayer during a high school ceremony."
We do live in interesting times.
On March 7, 2011, the police chief in Huron, South Dakota, was placed on administrative leave after testifying before a state senate committee about local businesses who regularly employ illegal aliens.
Chief Schmitt told the legislators: “We have confidential informants that have been inside both facilities for a length of time and they tell us that if you make application there and you don't have any documentation, documentation will be provided for you so that you can have gainful employment with them.”
Schmitt went before the committee to speak in favor of a bill that would have made it a state crime to hire illegal aliens.
A few hours after he testified, the city of Huron placed Chief Schmitt on leave.
On March 31, still on suspension, Chief Schmitt resigned after 32 years in law enforcement, with 11 of those years spent as Huron’s police chief.
Schmitt told KELOLAND News: “I had the opportunity to resign and take retirement or face a disciplinary hearing scheduled for this coming Monday. After considering things very carefully, I elected to tender my resignation and retire.”
Fewer Jobs, More Imported (Poverty-Class) WorkersBy James R. Edwards Jr., June 6, 2011
The Congressional Budget Office has updated a report on the foreign-born labor force in the United States. It uses census data from 2009. Meanwhile, the U.S. jobs outlook has weakened.
A few nuggets from the CBO report:
* Some 38 percent of the 39 million foreign-born residents in 2009 came from Mexico and Central America. * In 2009, the foreign-born official unemployment rate, 9.1 percent, stood above the 7.8 percent unemployment rate of the native-born. For Mexican and Central American immigrants, unemployment was 11.1 percent. * In contrast to just 8 percent of native-born Americans, 56 percent of Mexican and Central American immigrants have not completed high school. * Median wages of Mexican and Central American immigrants were $22,000; native-born Americans earned median wages of $45,000.
The inescapable fact: It makes no sense to continue to flood the U.S. labor pool by importing foreigners. A naturally tighter labor market generally works better for everyone. It creates a "virtuous circle" economy characterized by steadily higher wages, worker productivity gains, higher company profits, and a strengthening middle class.
The US Supreme Court upheld the Arizona law that imposes sanctions against businesses that hire illegal immigrants. So now Gov. Jan Brewer has chosen attorney Paul D. Clement as legal counsel for the appeal of Arizona Senate Bill 1070 to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Brewer said the attorney has "an impeccable nationwide reputation for his expertise in appellate and constitutional litigation."
Arizona SB 1070, the most aggressive anti-immigrant law in the history of the US, went into effect on July 29th, 2010. Gov. Jan Brewer (R-Az), who was appointed to take the place of Janet Napolitano (D-Az), signed the Arizona law which “Open Border” Napolitano had vetoed several times.
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert also signed a new (Arizona-style) Utah immigration law and this year the National Immigration Law Center and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) are suing to halt Utah’s law.
Alabama Legislature Strikes a Blow for Legal AmericansPosted on June 7, 2011 by Rachel Cohen
Alabama’s legislature has passed an Arizona style immigration bill which is now awaiting the signature of Governor Robert Bentley. The bill was passed on votes of 67-29 in the House and 25-7 in the Senate. The new law will allow for law enforcement to investigate the legal status of those they reasonably suspect of being in the country illegally.
It will also make it a crime for an illegal alien to apply for a job in the state. The law will also require all employers to use E-Verify to establish the citizenship of all applicants. Sanctuary cities will be outlawed. Further it will make it a crime to transport and or harbor illegal aliens. And I like this one best of all. Any business twice convicted of hiring illegals will lose their business license.
Of course the American Civil Liberties Union is threatening to file suit if the governor signs the bill into law and this is an outrage. How dare an organization operating tax free in the United States assert that people who have crossed our borders illegally and are in fact invaders have any rights at all in our country, let alone any rights that supersede our rights as United States citizens to be secure in our property (jobs, economy, and tax dollars) against unlawful seizure, because in reality these thing are being seized by the illegals.
They are foreigners breaching our sovereignty and violating our laws, coming into our country and seizing our welfare, our food stamps, our housing, our jobs, and our future. And they are being assisted by insurgents that have been planted in our highest seats of power.
The list of states putting forth Arizona style legislation is growing day by day as Americans are showing their outrage at having their jobs and livelihood stolen during a time when our own people are going hungry in the streets and in tent cities.
These are natural born Americans who have worked all their lives and are now having to watch as people who cannot even speak their language swarm over our southern border and take everything they have worked for and paid into, as they, as legal citizens, are being denied the basic necessities of life in their country which is in fact their property.
I think we had better be watching real close when these ACLU cases come to trial as there will no doubt be an effort by the foreign insurgents in our government to stack the juries with their fifth column sympathizers.
I am glad to see the states finally taking action. I guess they are beginning to think about what could happen if they continue to ignore those who conquered this continent. I look forward to the day that every state has passed the Arizona style law and the traitors in our federal government are facing each and every one of us and our retaliation if they dare try to tell us, “No you can’t.”
Here is one for you Mr. Soetoro, “Yes we can seal our borders. Yes we can deport every illegal. Yes we can punish the rich corporations who are supporting this invasion. Yes we can declare that no one is coming here to work our jobs on visas. And yes we can enforce our rights as legal citizens of the United States.”
AmericanPatriot posted: “there are well funded, open border, amnesty groups fighting Arizona's SB1070 law. Cities and states cannot afford to fight these well funded groups whenever we try to pass a law on immigration.”
And in Arizona, there is a group of liberal labor organizers, a former AFL-CIO state director, and the national liberal left who oppose Arizona’s tough anti-illegal immigration law. President Barack Obama and his U.S. Department of Justice's lawsuit against Arizona's immigration law (SB 1070) actually alleges that by enforcing any anti-illegal immigration laws, Arizona law enforcement is violating the rights of (1) illegal aliens and (2) Hispanics. Making it an extremely personal target of Barack Obama, the Obama White House, and the Obama Justice Department.
More than 22 states are now considering versions of their own anti-illegal immigration law to be signed into law by their governors . . . and ready for Barack Obama and the ACLU to sue them.
Imagine that, sb1070 violating the rights of illegal aliens and Hispanics? This Obamanation thinks illegal aliens have more rights than American citizens? Well now isn't that a fine smelly pot of rotting fish soup. Drink up America, the fearless leader has spoken.
New Mexico rancher Larry Link murdered by illegal alien
Hidalgo County Sheriff Department has confirmed that New Mexico rancher, Larry Link, was murdered earlier today on his property.
Sources are reporting that the rancher was responding to an alleged- illegal alien on his property at Stein’s Ghost Town when the he was gunned-down. The murder took place on the southwest side of the state near the Arizona border on Interstate 10 at mile marker three.
The Hidalgo Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the scene, only to find the rancher had already died.
A Sheriff Department spokesperson said the investigation has been turned over to the New Mexico State Police, who are not releasing any further details.
But didn't nappy say the border was safer than ever?
Geez Dale, how much money have you given to LA Raza to support ILLEGAL ALIENS?
It's not foolish trying to return rights to US citizens, and define "rights' of MILLIONS of INVADING FOREIGN NATIONALS.
Dale, when you point a finger at someone else, three are pointing back at you....
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