Skip to comments.Come November, Remember Yesterday’s ‘Temporary Restraining Order’ in Arizona
Posted on 07/29/2010 10:21:32 AM PDT by Kaslin
We all know what the motive behind it was, and it has nothing to do with human rights or splitting up families or other such poppycock.
- Apply for a job
- Enter a contest
- Get a drivers license
- Apply for a loan or any other type of credit
- Open a bank account and take money out of said account
- Write a check for goods and services at various businesses
In fact, when applying for employment, one of the questions almost every employer will ask is if you are eligible to work legally in the U.S., either as a full-fledged citizen or a legal alien with a green card.
The few times Ive been pulled over by the police for driving infractions, Ive also been asked to provide not just my drivers license, but proof of having registered my car and proof of current insurance on that car.
All of these are things that I and other law-abiding citizens do on a routine basis with little fuss or whining. We accept that if we want to live in society, we must have certain laws to keep order, and in order for society to run smoothly, we abide by them. If we dont, we accept that there will be consequences for our actions.
So Im frankly astounded that the immigration law in Arizona, which is supposed to go into effect this week, has not only created so much so-called controversy but has prompted the federal government to pursue a lawsuit against the state. And now, a federal judge has issued a temporary restraining order that nullifies parts of the law until a full hearing is held.
The parts of the law that have been temporarily suspended are:
- Requiring immigrants to carry papers with them at all times
- Allowances for law enforcement to check on ones legal status while enforcing other laws
- Making illegal the gathering of illegal aliens in public places to solicit employment
We all know what the score is here. It has nothing to do with human rights or splitting up families or other such poppycock. Its about buying votes. Democrats (and a number of RINOs) think that if they appease illegal aliens and their supporters and manage to push amnesty through, then theyll have secured the votes of millions of people — not to mention locking in the support of the businesses that hire these illegal aliens.
Interestingly enough, the feds now require passports at the borders of Mexico and Canada for everyone, including U.S. citizens, in the interests of security. And the Mexican government — one of the biggest critics of the Arizona law — has immigration laws in place that are just as strict, if not stricter, than Arizona law SB1070. Then again, if it werent for the U.S. acting as a pressure valve to help its poorest escape their misery, Mexico would have imploded long ago. Of course its in Mexicos best interests to keep that valve open. Its a heck of a lot easier than reforming their own corrupt government and pathetic economy.
But Americans want secure borders. And until the federal government decides to actually do something about it rather than pay lip service to taxpaying citizens and legal residents, they support the right of states like Arizona to do the job the federal government wont. And so while the feds try to curry favor with illegal aliens, who as of yet cannot vote — or so were told — theyre in danger of further alienating the rest of us. Andy McCarthy is right:
This decision is going to anger most of the country. The upshot of it is to tell Americans that if they want the immigration laws enforced, they are going to need a president willing to do it, a Congress willing to make clear that the federal government has no interest in preempting state enforcement, and the selection of judges who will not invent novel legal theories to frustrate enforcement. They are not going to get that from the Obama/Reid/Pelosi Democrats.
So what can law-abiding citizens do? At the moment, not much, other than to continue to contact your congressman and senators to tell them what you think. And come November, vote out the incumbents who refuse to put American citizens — the people they purport to serve — first.
Or you could do what Rush Limbaugh suggests: when asked for ID, just say no hablo Ingles.
Demonstrations (civil disobedience) against the governor of Arizona and Sheriff Joe, are now taking place. Swat teams are at hand, although so far, things have been peaceful. CNN had live coverage a few moments ago. The crowd is not huge, but seems to be growing. A group was bussed in from Colorado, I believe, and the head of that group was on camera espousing his beliefs. They have heart t-shirts on!
I hope some savvy candidates will make this an issue in the November races.
And there are a lot more things to remember in November. Stimulus, unemployment, bailouts, so-called health care reform... And the general feeling that none of our congresspeople really give a damm about any of us. I was always taught that we the voters were the bosses. Have you ever had a job where the boss said, do this and you did the opposite or did nothing at all? What was the result? Perhaps you were fired. Yet, our “employees” can get away with doing what they want. That has to stop.
We should all be concerned about the changes that have already taken place and are to come — the steady erosion of our freedom and the move toward a socialist dictatorship for example. If we don’t stop the Obama/Soros/Ayers agenda, this great nation will turn into another banana republic like Cuba or Venezuela...or worse. Our Founding Fathers left us with a nation of laws and freedom. It is up to us to preserve that legacy for ourselves and future generations.
They are starting to arrest people now.
Yeah, I just saw it on Meghyn Kelly’s America Live
OK, I was too lazy to saunter over to switch from CNN to FOX. :)
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Joining Guy today will be the Republican candidate trying to unseat the very liberal Jan Schakowsky in Illinois, Joel Pollak.
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