Since Arizona’s immigration law (SB 1070) hit the national news there have been some major disagreements in America. We have seen riotous demonstrations, cities boycotting Arizona, and Salem-like witch hunts of the “racists” in support of the bill. When I look at the opposition (politicians, pundits, and anyone else the media deems important enough to give coverage), I keep seeing a recurring theme; many have not read the bill. It’s not that tough of a read, I have read the bill three times and continually refer back to it so I can quote it accurately. Reading the bill only takes about 10 minutes, and you could cut that down by just reading the proposed amendments, which are highlighted. So, if you haven’t read it, whose point of view is “misguided”?
Obama continues to deem this bill “misguided”; in fact today he reaffirmed that belief while standing at the podium with Mexico’s President Calderon. Obama continues to say that his administration is “taking a very close look” at this bill. Good! Let’s get to the bottom of this bill! But wait, is that what’s really happening? The facts suggest otherwise.
That investigation would include some key people in our government, like Attorney General Eric Holder and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. Both have been making the rounds lambasting this bill. How exactly is it an investigation if you’re just going on television and before congress opposing the bill? Well, ok, these great legal minds have studied the law at length and found its deficiencies on which to base their opposition. But wait, both admit they haven’t read the bill as of yet. So….something at the forefront of American concern does not merit 10 minutes of your time? Something you so vehemently oppose, you haven’t even educated yourself on?
With admitted ignorance, here’s what they have said about SB 1070. Holder calls the bill a “slippery slope” toward racial profiling. Napolitano says this is a “bad law enforcement law.” How can these claims be made without having read it? Oh, it goes on! Assistant Secretary of State P.J. Crowley said the Arizona law poses a “fundamental challenge to human rights around the world” should it lead to racial profiling. Never mind that the bill specifically addresses and bars any discrimination. Crowley also admits he has not read the bill. Gee, you think? Crowley made these statements while defending another State Department official made during talks with China on the subject of human rights. State Department official Michael Posner conceded to China that here in the US we are working on our own problems in relation to human rights, things like SB 1070. Tiananmen Square versus Arizona’s SB 1070, really? Innumerable killing or imprisonment of religious believers versus SB 1070, seriously?
We don’t know for sure if Obama has read the bill himself because he just isn’t taking questions. This surprises me, given the love-fest “lamestream” media has with him. And it’s not like they are going to ask him any serious questions, he’s been treated like a tee-baller since becoming president. But given the trend and his own words, I’m guessing that he hasn’t read it either. Here’s an excerpt from today’s press conference with President Calderon.
“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.” (Barrack Obama)
I agree with you Obama! No citizen, LEGAL immigrant, visitor, or tourist should ever fall under suspicion. And then again, all those people would have documentation showing their LEGAL status to be in the country!!!
Two of his cabinet members admit they haven’t read the bill, and they are advising him!!! This should alarm you! People throughout his administration are speaking out against SB 1070 and admitting their ignorance to what the law says. So what does SB 1070 say about discrimination and racial profiling?
“This section shall be implemented in a manner consistent with federal laws regulating immigration, protecting the civil rights of all persons and respecting the privileges and immunities of United State citizens.” (Article 8. 11-1051(J)) This hardly sounds like the language of odious people wanting to make people “subject to suspicion simply because of what they look like.”
Additionally, officers lose legal protection if found to have acted in “bad faith” in respect to this law. (Article 8. 11-1051(I))
The fact that the Obama administration chooses to remain ignorant suggests one of two things. The first possibility is these people really are idiots who refuse to read a short bill and educate themselves before appearing on national television or before congress. Or two, there is a hidden agenda the administration is working toward in the realm of illegal aliens and would prefer to oppose the law. Either way, I am afraid of either scenario. If the former, we have a puppet government and begs the question of who is really in charge. But I don’t believe these people are that stupid. It suggests someone is pulling a fast one on us, which does not bode well for Americans.
As to what that agenda is, it is hard to say. Perhaps it is just “politics as usual” and they are pandering to a segment of people to garner a higher voter base. It could mean amnesty on the horizon, although we have had seven previous amnesty programs and those did not work. Or maybe it is part of the Unholy Trinity (Obama, Reid, and Pelosi) working toward making America a socialist nation. Arizona has drawn a line in the sand and they definitely don’t like that.
I wish Paul Revere were here to ride through the nation to warn and wake the sleeping masses. But then, he’d probably be called a paranoid delusional for his efforts. Any way you look at it, the illegal immigration problem has serious national security and economic issues. Like the saying goes, if you aren’t part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.
Whether you agree or disagree with SB 1070, we need to demand that the bill at least be read. We need to expect more from our government. I say “enough” with the politics, pandering, and game playing with this issue. When the President of the United States joins hands with the Mexican President in opposition to an American law, we must question the motivation. As a tax-paying voter, you need to ask these questions, demand responsibility, and help protect our nation from “all enemies, foreign and domestic.”
Fortes fortuna iuvat