Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Boy, is it hard to manage a blog when life and working gets in the way! That's probably why you see more liberal blogs than anything. Pelosi should have plenty of time to write as she has a lot less work on her hands now (and Thank God!)
Talk about big wins last night. Congrats to every single Conservative out there. Looks like we got some Blue Dog's out there too in control (read: Manchin).
Honestly though, America and our dedicated readers. Do you really think any liberal is going to take a stand behind Obama? Remember, there are seats up for grabs in 2012 too. Along with the big bosses job.
So tell us, what win impressed you the most? Comment or mention us on Twitter. My personal favorite win was Rand Paul. Its a sign the Tea Party (even though he wears an R), is a force to be reckoned with; and thats a beautiful thing.
Big congrats to Georgia winners Jason Spencer and Nathan Deal! (would have preferred a Ray McBerry win though).
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Ever since the passing of Arizona bill SB1070, thousands have protested, states and cities have chosen to boycott Arizona, and members of the White House have criticized Arizona and Governor Brewer for discrimination and racial profiling. All of this, and not a single opponent of the bill has yet to even read it. It is not very long, and specifically prohibits racial profiling. Instead of facing facts, they just continue to attack Arizona, Gov. Brewer, and supporters of the bill and label them as racist. Funny thing is, the federal government's policies are much worse than Arizona's new law, but nobody will ever tell you that.
Driving anywhere in southern Arizona (as well as all other states that border Mexico) and you can be stopped, questioned, have your citizenship confirmed, or even be searched if you are suspected by the US Border Patrol as being a possible illegal immigrant. The USBP is only supposed to do this within 50 miles of a border and their roles are supposed to be limited to confirming immigration status. However, they do this sometimes up to 100 miles from the border and broaden their stops to include searching for drugs on regular citizens. There are many instances you can find on YouTube where Arizona residents have to stop at a checkpoint on a highway that runs East to West nearly 100 miles north of the border. The highway does not even go into Mexico or anywhere near the border, but USBP feels the need to search random cars for drugs, even if they prove to be a citizen. That's perfectly okay, but Arizona's law is illegal and racist? Odd logic, Washington.
The Arizona law simply allows for state and local law enforcement to be able to confirm the immigration status of any person that commits a crime or a traffic violation. With no federal agents in sight, other than the illegal checkpoints they have setup in southern Arizona, this will greatly broaden the amount of law enforcement checking the immigration status of people. And unlike the federal government, the State of Arizona doesn't allow for this to be random and to affect everyone. It will only affect those that break the law. Anywhere in America, this is standard procedure to check someone's drivers license when they are pulled over. Why is it called racism and profiling when Arizona checks someone's immigration status if that person cannot provide proper identification after being pulled over or arrested?
One obvious fact must be stated -- if the federal government was doing its job and protecting our borders, Arizona would not have a massive economic drain on their state caused by the growing number of illegals. Until our border is closed, Arizona has every right to do what the majority of people want them to and take care of the issue. Illegal immigrants are getting free emergency room visits and their children are getting free education. When it comes time to foot the bill left by the illegals, the responsibility falls on the tax-paying citizens. They are furious and demanded action. Arizona is delivering.
With the drugs and violence coming out of Mexico into Arizona, this is a security issue as well. Too often there are illegals robbing and murdering citizens. They are overcrowding the jails and causing yet another economic drain on the State. When the Secretary Janet Napolitano was Governor of Arizona, she practically begged Washington to help with the growing number of illegals coming into her state. Now that she leads the Department of Homeland Security, she turns her back on Arizona and criticizes the Governor for trying to tackle the issue herself. Not to mention the fact that the Border Patrol with their illegal searches and their profiling happen to fall under none other than the Department of Homeland Security. Gee, Secretary Napolitano -- you're accusing Arizona of something that your department is doing ten times worse.
People need to look at facts instead of listening to Obama, Eric Holder, and Napolitano spit lies about a bill they have yet to even read. If you have not read the bill, the link is included below. Read it and decide for yourself who to attack - Arizona or the federal government. Based on the facts and the USBP searches that violate the Fourth Amendment, you'd be crazy to listen to Washington on this one. Since when did we trust what they have to say anyway? So enough with the race card - protect our border and remove those who don't have the decency to come here legally.