Diane - posted on 07/08/2010 ( 75 moms have responded )
I just spent two weeks traveling through Europe (England, The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France). We were checked at every border and had to show documention. We had to carry our passports everywhere we went. Are the people in Europe racist?
I had the opportunity to talk to many people about what they think of the United States particularly what Obama is doing. We basically are a joke. Why? They can't figure out why we would elect a socialist a radical who will eventually destroy the very freedoms that we enjoy. This is more than just about health care...this is about raping the Constitution and all about taking the power away from WE THE PEOPLE. Everyone I talked to, and I mean EVERYONE, knew about Arizona and the problems we are facing. They knew about the oil spill in fact most Europeans know everything that's going on in our country. How can they see it and a large segment of our own population can't?
Governor Jan Brewer is doing something about it. She is standing up to these thugs.
She said,“Today I was notified that the federal government has filed a lawsuit against the State of Arizona. It is wrong that our own federal government is suing the people of Arizona for helping to enforce federal immigration law. As a direct result of failed and inconsistent federal enforcement, Arizona is under attack from violent Mexican drug and immigrant smuggling cartels. Now, Arizona is under attack in federal court from President Obama and his Department of Justice. Today's filing is nothing more than a massive waste of taxpayer funds. These funds could be better used against the violent Mexican cartels than the people of Arizona.
The truth is the Arizona law is both reasonable and constitutional. It mirrors substantially what has been federal law in the United States for many decades. Arizona’s law is designed to complement, not supplant, enforcement of federal immigration laws. Despite the Department of Justice’s claims in paragraph 62 of today’s lawsuit, Arizona is not trying ‘to establish its own immigration policy’ or ‘directly regulate the immigration status of aliens.’ Arizona Revised Statutes § 11-1051(E) states that the federal government, along with local law enforcement officers authorized by the federal government, can only determine an alien’s immigration status. Subsection (L) of that same section goes on to state that the law ‘shall be implemented in a manner consistent with federal laws regulating immigration.
The irony is that President Obama’s Administration has chosen to sue Arizona for helping to enforce federal immigration law and not sue local governments that have adopted a patchwork of ‘sanctuary’ policies that directly violate federal law. These patchwork local ‘sanctuary’ policies instruct the police not to cooperate with federal immigration officials.
The best thing government can do is to create a stable, predictable environment, governed by an easily understood set of rules or laws. We do not need to make this more complicated than it already is. We must first and foremost create a secure border. Enhanced trade, economic opportunity and freedom will surely follow.
I am pleased that President Obama and the Department of Justice did not pursue the baseless claims of illegal racial profiling in the lawsuit. When signing S.B. 1070, I said, ‘My signature today represents my steadfast support for enforcing the law — both against illegal immigration AND against racial profiling.’ Arizona’s law expressly prohibits unconstitutional racial profiling. However, words are not enough. For this reason, I ordered the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZPOST) to develop training on the new law for Arizona’s police officers. AZPOST has completed the training course and has published it for the all world to see at http://www.azpost.state.az.us/SB1070info... . AZPOST has done its job professionally and served Arizona well.
I will not stop fighting to protect the citizens of Arizona, and to defend Arizonans in federal court. I have set up a legal defense fund to pay the substantial legal fees that Arizona has been, and will be, forced to incur as a result of all of these lawsuits. Contributions to the Border Security and Immigration Defense Fund can be made at http://www.keepazsafe.com/. My legal team will not hesitate to assert the rights of the State of Arizona in this matter. Arizona will ultimately prevail against the lawsuits – including this latest assault by the Obama Administration. Our laws will be found to be constitutional – because that is exactly what they are. Let me be clear, I will defend the rule of law all the way to the Supreme Court if necessary. I will continue to demand that the Federal government live up to its responsibility to control our Southern border and to protect our homeland. And, I will oppose the President’s amnesty plan.”
She is 100% right in what she says and the people of her state support her. The defense fund is growing and people are becoming more mad at Obamas lip service.
Brewer....“My meeting today with White House officials regarding our border was disappointing to say the least. The Obama administration is planning on sending more than double the amount of money to Mexico rather than fund our National Guard. At the end of the day, they agreed to phase-in a total of 524 National Guard troops h...ere in Arizona starting in August and remain at that number for 120 days. For Arizona and our country, I'm very disappointed.”
Obamas hilarious solution to the problems in Arizona….SIGNS.
This administration is a joke. It is not only incompetent but corrupt. From Acorn to Rahm Emmanuel, allowing numerous tax cheats such as Obama's Treasury Secretary to be a part of his administration, the fact that Obama allows countless exceptions to his campaign promise that lobbyists would not be a part of his administration. I guess the fact that his Deputy Secretary of Defense lobbied for a defense contracting firm does not count. His promise not to allow "earmarks" (pork projects) in spending bills. Yet his stimulus bill (costing taxpayers 1 trillion dollars oh and with interest) and the Obama Omnibus bill (costing Americans another 1/2 trillion dollars again with interest) had over 9,000 pork projects. He said, I will end this war and bring the troops home, yet this month more Americans were killed in conflicts in the Middle East than any other month since the war began.
As far as protecting us from foreign invaders.......he aids them and encourages them to do it. Now he wants NASA to encourage Muslims in science and math so that they feel better about themselves. He is a traitor and dangerous to our country.
I remember back when Barack was running for president, he pledged to have the most ethical administration in history. He makes Nixon look like Mother Teresa.
He should be in prison charged with domestic terrorism, for trying to destroy the US. He is a socialist that campaigned as a moderate. He is a Muslim that campaigned as a Christian. Everything he supports strengthens government and takes freedom away from the people.