Liberals prematurely jumped out of their skin concerning Ariz. immigration law

Read the legislation. That’s all I ask you to do. President Obama and many others seem perfectly fine with letting illegal aliens rewrite the rules while encouraging law enforcement, cities and states to stick their collective heads in the sand. When Arizona citizens want something done – they’re racists.

So for those of you who are willing to do some research, why not read Arizona’s SB 1070 that was signed into law? If you’d like to simply review a state Senate summary document, you can click here.

This is not legislation that encourages or demands Arizona law enforcement “request papers” of those who “look” Mexican. That’s patently absurd and ensures future debate and jabs would be limited to the extreme left and extreme right of the political spectrum. But it certainly does make for monster numbers of website page views, and seems to have ensured some great protest opportunities.

Some of the more ridiculous statements and sentences in this Associated Press piece include…

More protests were planned Monday after thousands gathered this weekend to demonstrate against a bill that will make it a state crime to be an illegal immigrant in Arizona.

Uhh, since they are illegal [aliens], does that not equal criminal? Hey, that’s the federal law is it not?

President Obama has called the new law “misguided” and instructed the Justice Department to examine it to see whether it’s legal.

As President Obama and his staff are already realizing, the legislation mirrors federal law; laws that are generally not enforced by the Department of Justice.

Opponents said the federal government can block the law by refusing to accept them [the illegal aliens].

No! We are the federal government officials and we are here not to enforce the laws, rather ensure people like us!

U.S. Rep. Raul M. Grijalva, Arizona Democrat, asked the federal government not to cooperate when illegal immigrants are picked up by local police.

Fine Rep. Grijalva … I’m willing to bet Sheriff Joe is ordering more tents..

I’m certainly no expert, and I’m comfortable stating that I do not have the end-all solution, but two things are for certain that really bug the heck out of me. First, current law is not being enforced and second, our borders are not currently secured.

Maybe we should just start with the promises that have already been made, see if we can get those straight, and move on from there?

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  1. Anne-EH on April 26, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    What part of the law do Liberals "not get?"

  2. winnifredthewoebegon on April 26, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Illegal=criminal  You are not where you are supposed to be (your country of origin), you are somewhere you're NOT supposed to be (the U.S.).  Law is broken.  Break the law further  (i.e. killing someone (my kids' aunt) while driving without a license an unregistered/uninsured  vehicle) while you're here illegally, and you're entitled to legal representation on my dime?  It's gettin' really, really old.

    Only thing that could possibly add more insult to injury would be passage of an amnesty bill.

  3. donh on April 26, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    Reports of refried beans being smeared on AZ Capitol windows in the shape of Swastika's will not help grow leftist sympathies for  the Chavista sandanista latino socialistas invading our country. America is fed up with  the stealth Che Guevara Hugo Chavez revolution in AmericA. Unfortunately the illegal alien has tasted the milk and honey of the American Welfare System for too long, and the meek have inherited the arrogance of entitlement . It will not be easy and may well be a bloody riot to send these criminals home , but it must be done.

  4. PatRiot on April 26, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    It appeas that the Feds will treat illegals like they did Wall St.  Ignore existing law, not punish the guilty ( did anyWall St or SEC folks lose their jobs?) and rewrite national policy when it is not necessary.

    Illegal imigration is slavery.  Amnesty is aiding, abetting and vote buying.  Why do the radical groups just break the law instead of working with the immigration Dept to streamline the naturalization process?  Why don't the radical groups just go to Mexico and help float all those boats equally?

    Mr. Obama, Mr. Bush (and McCain-(R-AZ))  failed to take responsibility.  And people wonder "Where are we going and why are we in this handbasket?"

  5. donh on April 27, 2010 at 3:05 am

    Thats right PatRiot. The reason we have this 5 trillion dollar mistake of a president is the Bush Family and their NAFTA deals reinstituting slavery in America. What is it about America that all the ideals of the constitution are only for certain higher status people while society breeds an underclass of subhumans to toil away at manual labors for less than the price of feeding a mule. I thought after 200 years we had moved beyond that shameful sin. There will always be low paying jobs, but let them be set by free market economics with equality of civil rights.

  6. sammy22 on April 27, 2010 at 4:09 am

    As long as employers hire illegal immigrants under the table and get away with it, they will keep coming. As long as Federal and State governments do not enforce the existing immigration laws, they will keep coming.

  7. Valerie on April 27, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Ok, I'll admit I haven't read the bill.  But I think my point is still valid…The citizens, the legal tax paying citizens of Arizona probably have a better idea of the issues and concerns of their state that the Federal government.   Doesn't anybody believe in states rights anymore?  Arizona is having a major problem with violence on the Mexican border.  Their hospitals and schools are flooded with illegal Mexicans.  I think Arizona should be congratulated for showing the restraint that they have up to now.  I also think that the US government has turned its back on the problem so the State has been left with no other choice.   Somebody had to start to tackle this problem.  Ten points to Arizona for jumping in first.      

  8. leeve on April 28, 2010 at 11:06 am

    The truth is many Mexicans consider all the border states Mexico, their signs say as much. When you immigrate legally to America you don't want it to become part of the country you left. Mexicans insist coming over the border is not an illegal act since the border states are part of Mexico not the USA.    See for yourself.

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