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Court: Candidates not proficient in English can be barred from seeking office
The Yuma Sun ^ | August 17, 2012 | HOWARD FISCHER - CAPITOL MEDIA SERVICES

Posted on 08/19/2012 6:48:30 PM PDT by moonshinner_09

PHOENIX – Don't have a decent command of the English language?

Then forget about running for public office in Arizona – or even being appointed to one.

In a decision with statewide implications, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled that candidates who are not proficient in English cannot even try to become an elected or appointed official. The justices said the requirement, which has existed since territorial days, is justified.

(Excerpt) Read more at yumasun.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: arizona; immigration; mexico; ruling
Alejandrina Cabrera is an American citizen who was born in Yuma, but raised in Mexico for a number of years before returning to Arizona at 17. She admits that her Spanish is much stronger than her English, but says can speak as well as she needs to.

http://thedailywh.at/tag/alejandrina-cabrera/

1 posted on 08/19/2012 6:48:35 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
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To: Liz; La Lydia; AuntB

PING


2 posted on 08/19/2012 6:56:42 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: moonshinner_09

que bueno


3 posted on 08/19/2012 7:06:30 PM PDT by Principled (Vote Romney to stop Obama. Vote for conservative Reps and Senators to stop Romney. [ZET 7/30/12])
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To: Principled

Duh


4 posted on 08/19/2012 7:07:32 PM PDT by chiller (GO TEA, especially in the Senate and WE will lead.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Arizona’s law is similar to the “natural born citizen” requirement in the federal Constitution.
The prescience behind these old laws prohibiting foreigners from pulling our government levers explains why in 2012 even Dimocrats are ready to bail on their failing (Kenyan Intl. Man of Mystery) chief executive.
At least he tries to speak English ... OK, let’s go at that again—at least it’s not his second language.

“born in Yuma” Sure she was. Either her madre waddled across the border and dropped her in a clinic, or she bought a piece of paper for a few pesos that says that’s what happened.


5 posted on 08/19/2012 7:13:24 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: moonshinner_09

The Citizens of AZ will be the judge of that, girlie. Read the 3-pg prepared statement into the mic, and they’ll let you know...

All 50 (or is it 57?) states should have that law.


6 posted on 08/19/2012 7:15:03 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Well, that takes care of Biden.........


7 posted on 08/19/2012 7:15:07 PM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: chiller

I was about to suggest that if “you can’t speak the language of our country” you can’t work for that govt. In Yuma’s case the language of the countrymen is Spanish more often than not. ...

.....which gets back to the official language debate and the idea that you must speak English to succeed. Or exist. Or prosper. Or survive.

Tough love .....learn it


8 posted on 08/19/2012 7:16:04 PM PDT by chiller (GO TEA, especially in the Senate and WE will lead.)
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To: Red Badger

I don’t care who you are - that’s funny right there!


9 posted on 08/19/2012 7:17:31 PM PDT by Principled (Vote Romney to stop Obama. Vote for conservative Reps and Senators to stop Romney. [ZET 7/30/12])
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To: moonshinner_09

Free Republic oughta have this law. Its, it’s, they’re, there, their, you’re, your, John Edward’s, and, would you believe “get’s”!


10 posted on 08/19/2012 7:18:09 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: moonshinner_09

What is the criteria for being “proficient”?

If a candidate speaks of “legitimate rape” is he proficient?


11 posted on 08/19/2012 7:46:27 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: moonshinner_09

They should also be banned from seeking any employment involving a telephone.


12 posted on 08/19/2012 7:50:08 PM PDT by EggsAckley ( There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply ! ! ..)
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To: moonshinner_09

Mayor ‘Mumbles’ Menino asks ‘is this could occur on massischooses?’


13 posted on 08/19/2012 7:57:25 PM PDT by posterchild
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Thanks moonshinner_09.
In a decision with statewide implications, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled that candidates who are not proficient in English cannot even try to become an elected or appointed official.

14 posted on 08/19/2012 8:18:12 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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15 posted on 08/20/2012 5:07:37 AM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: Tennessee Nana; AuntB
LAUGH BREAK; I was trying to straighten out a problem w/ an outsourced customer service rep in India-----could not uderstand a word he was saying. I apologized for my inability to understand fractured Urdu-English. I said: "You'll have to forgive me for not understanding, b/c I live in a Third World country, the USA---not in a superpower like you do."

ROTFL......point made in spades......

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T.h.a.n.k. G.o.d. for Arizona.

The frito-lays connive to hold public office so they can hollow out the US government from within.....read on.

The NY Post reported a Bronx latina pol looted tax-funded nonprofit and got sex romps on the taxpayers' dime.

NY state Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera (D-Bronx) is accused of using a phony tax-funded nonprofit as her personal ATM, establishing a pattern of racketeering, installing her various lovers in tax-paid jobs (1) to wine and dine her, (2) to bed her down, (3) to sign off on payments to her relatives, and, (4) to siphon off tax dollars for her campaigns.

Rivera steered hundreds of thousands of tax dollars to the poverty-stricken Bronx hellhole---via the Bronx Council for Economic Development, controlled and funded by the Rivera political clan.

Rivera colluded with her family to suckup tax dollars in numerous cases of govt fraud. Campaign-related expenses were charged to the Bronx nonprofit in violation of the law; 2007 records alone list a $1,000 payment for an “Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera Grant Fundraiser” and Naomi Rivera's $100 donation to the "Committee of 100 Democrats" barbecue.

These revelations follow media exposes that the self-serving Rivera put young lover, Tommy Torres, on her state legislative payroll in a no-show $1,100 a week job as a “full-time community-relations director” at the same time he worked full-time as a Brooklyn public school gym teacher and coach.

OF INTEREST TO L/E: The Rivera political cabal--- parasites looting and pillaging the US govt.

<><> Naomi Rivera, 47, NY state Assemblyman (D-Bronx); accused of looting tax-funded non-profits for sex and reelection;

<><>José Rivera, 74----Naomi's father, state assemblyman (D-Fordham); ousted Bronx Democratic bossman,charged w/ nepotism;

<><> Joel Rivera, 33---Naomi’s brother, NY City Council majority leader; rigged 2000 special election to replace his father;

<><> Rodney Rivera, 42--Naomi’s brother; runs Kameleon, an event consulting group; sucked up $40,000 from Naomi's non-profit; parasite also sucks up $74,000 annual as low-show "special assistant" for state Environmental Conservation Department.

<><> Roberto Ramirez, 62----Bronx party boss in collusion with José Rivera; founded the non-profite Bronx Council for Economic Development, controlled and funded by the Riveras.

<><> Antonio Rodriguez, 44-----Naomi’s ex-husband; sucked up $95,000 annual with the City Counci in collusion with Speaker Christine Quinn. In 2011, Rodriguez sucked up $109,000 as the City Council's senior graphic designer.

<><> Tommy Torres---Rivera listed on state documents as her full-time "community-relations director" collecting weekly $1,100 govt paycheck. DOE records list Torres as a “full-time” Brooklyn public school gym teacher and coach. <><> Vincent Pinela---ex-lover headed the n/p, gor a huge raise to finance their dates, and "serviced" Naomi 24/7.

JUST HERE FOR A BETTER LIFE The Rivera family is following in the footsteps of convicted state legislator Pedro Espada and his son.

Tried and convicted---Espade faces jailtime for:

(1) criminal tax fraud charges

(2) deliberately misstated income,

(3) filed false IRS returns,

(4) falsified official documents,

(5) intentionally mislabeled personal expenditures as business expenses,

(6) utilized govt funds inappropriately,

(7) fraudulent use of govt funds for lavish personal expenditures,

(8) fraudulently declared personal expenditures as legitimate business expenses.

16 posted on 08/20/2012 6:43:01 AM PDT by Liz
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