Skip to comments.Interview with Dan Baltes, Executive Director of AAIA (Group Leading Dupnik Recall)
Posted on 01/22/2011 8:12:46 AM PST by therightliveswithus
When was AAIA founded and why? What is AAIA's goal?
AAIA was founded in May, 2010 as a section 527 political organization. Our goal has been the platform for the American people to be heard. Many politicians claim to speak for the American people but the true voice of Americans is not being echoed or represented in Washington DC.
You are the Executive Director of AAIA. Do you believe that illegal immigration is the most important political issue of today?
I believe that many of the problems we currently have in the United States are rooted in illegal immigration: healthcare costs; hospitals are being bankrupted by delivering healthcare to illegal immigrants; unemployment; if we remove the illegal immigrants from the equation there would be millions of jobs available for American citizens; crime/national security; there are over a million illegal immigrants crossing the southern borders every year and we have no idea who they are or what their intentions are in this Country... and the list goes on.
The shootings in Tucson were a national tragedy. How do you feel about officials and members of the media politicizing it?
The statements and rhetoric after the tragedy in Tucson is a shameful example of the worst of American politics.
Your organization recently announced that it will lead the way in the recall of Pima Sheriff Clarence Dupnik. Why do you see this as important?
Sheriff Dupnik engaged in shameless political grandstanding, a lack of objectivity and was out of line. As one AAIA member put it, The Sheriff has forever sullied his office, his badge and department.
What response did your organization get after you announced that you would be collecting signatures to recall Dupnik?
We have received an overwhelming response from Tucson voters in support of our effort. We have also gotten a handful of emails telling us to butt out of Tucsons business and some other rather colorful terms, but for every one of those emails we receive, we receive 100 thanking us for being involved.
Looking at yourself, do you believe that your are conservative, a liberal, or something in between?
I believe the constitution is the governing document for our Country. In that regard it is my opinion that adhering to the constitution would be the center and what we should strive for as an expectation.
Other than illegal immigration, are there any other issues that you believe that this Administration is ignoring/screwing up?
It is my opinion that DC is a genetic experiment gone horribly wrong....a cross between a really dysfunctional family and a crazy uncle that spawned an insatiable beast that feeds on taxpayer dollars and Congress is a lot like a puppy...you have to watch them closely or they will pee on the carpet and chew up your slippers. Seriously though. Our political system is broken. Laws and activities in DC are controlled by lobbyists and special interests. Someone forgot to send a lobbyist to DC for the American people and we have been tricked into believing that our representatives were our lobbyists...that is until recently.
We need to deport or imprison ALL illegal aliens, including their anchor babies, seal/secure the border with armed troops and a wall/fence, and have a lethal response to anyone trying to re-enter illegally.
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