Skip to comments.Court: Candidates not proficient in English can be barred from seeking office
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 ...
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.
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.
Well, that takes care of Biden.........
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
I don’t care who you are - that’s funny right there!
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”!
What is the criteria for being “proficient”?
If a candidate speaks of “legitimate rape” is he proficient?
They should also be banned from seeking any employment involving a telephone.
Mayor ‘Mumbles’ Menino asks ‘is this could occur on massischooses?’
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.
ROTFL......point made in spades......
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---Naomis brother, NY City Council majority leader; rigged 2000 special election to replace his father;
<><> Rodney Rivera, 42--Naomis 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-----Naomis 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.