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Will You Stand With Arizona?

Posted by necessarygrace on April 27, 2010

The outcry has begun. Marches that look more like riots and swastikas smeared in refried beans (I kid you not) on the capitol building in Phoenix; Al Sharpton’s calling for “freedom walkers” while some want Major League Baseball to move its scheduled 2011 All-Star Game from Chase Field in Arizona and others call for a boycott of Arizona itself.

You’d never know that a full 70% of Arizona voters actually favor the new law.

You’d also never know from most of the media coverage that all the new law does is codify the current US laws. In fact, it goes farther to protect minorities from racial profiling than does the federal statute. The difference? Arizona actually plans to enforce their law.

We can’t let the 23% speak for us. If you agree that Arizona has a right and a responsibility to protect their citizens, you need to make your voice heard. How?

-> Sign this petition: We Stand With Arizona, and Against Illegal Immigration. And then if you’re very brave (or just feel like messing with your liberal FB friends),  join the facebook group too.

-> Plan an Arizona vacation. It’s a beautiful state, and now, thanks to the new law, a safer place to visit.

-> Look for food grown in Arizona. “Arizona ranks 2nd nationally in it’s production of cantaloupe & honeydew melons, head & leaf lettuce, spinach, broccoli and cauliflower and lemons.”

-> Tell Major League Baseball to stay out of politics and keep the All Star Game in Arizona.

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball
Allan H. (Bud) Selig, Commissioner
245 Park Avenue, 31st Floor
New York, NY 10167
Phone: (212) 931-7800

It’s time that our laws meant something and that Americans stood up for what is right. Don’t let Mexico and the fringe left win this debate. Speak up. Be heard. Make a difference.

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Differing Opinions

Posted by necessarygrace on April 24, 2010

Arizona’s governor just signed a new law toughening up that state’s immigration regulations, including the requirement that non-citizens carry proof that they legally entered our country.  Portions of the law directly mirror current federal laws that are simply not being enforced.

As a border state, Arizona is on the front lines of a war being fought against drug lords and mexican mafia which is escalating by the day while our federal government sits on its hands. The most recent casualty in this war hit the national headlines last month, when an Arizona rancher was gunned down on his own land.

Things have gotten so bad in Arizona that even MSNBC had to report on it last year.

Arizona is an attractive target for drug smugglers, because it sits atop a geographic funnel in northwestern Mexico. With the Gulf of California to the west, the Sierra Madre Mountains to the east and a vast illicit drug production area to the south, the Mexican plains lying just south of Arizona are a natural staging area for traffickers bound for the United States.

“The cartels have found this is the most lucrative place to come in the United States,” said Coulson. “We’re fighting a corporation, an entity that has resources of $10 billion at their disposal.” The DEA estimates that the drug cartels generate about $10 billion annually from the sale of drugs whcih pass through Arizona alone. …

American authorities have seen smugglers use a variety of methods to sneak drugs into the U.S. Often the cartels employ a virtual army of hikers, each of whom carries at least a 40-pound load of marijuana across the desert floor in a homemade burlap knapsack. They stash their loads on the U.S. side, where the drugs are then picked up by transporters.

Ranchers living in fear. Drugs smuggled in through a “virtual army of hikers”. And the federal government does nothing, because it’s politically incorrect to point out that these people are coming from Mexico. So the state of Arizona does what it has to do to protect it’s own citizens – the most basic responsibility of any government – and is immediately accused of racial profiling.

I understand that concern. Racial profiling has been used against blacks, latinos and probably every other race (including the Irish and other Europeans, if we look back in our history far enough) and is a serious type of harrassment that should never be tolerated.

The Governor of Arizona agrees.

Let me be clear, though: My signature today represents my steadfast support for enforcing the law — both AGAINST illegal immigration AND against racial profiling.

This legislation mirrors federal laws regarding immigration enforcement.

Despite erroneous and misleading statements suggesting otherwise, the new state misdemeanor crime of willful failure to complete or carry an alien registration document is adopted, verbatim, from the same offense found in federal statute.

I will NOT tolerate racial discrimination or racial profiling in Arizona.

Because I feel so strongly on this subject, I worked for weeks with legislators to amend SB 1070, to
strengthen its civil rights protections.
That effort led to new language in the bill, language prohibiting law enforcement officers from “solely considering race, color, or national origin in implementing the requirements of this section…”

The bill already required that it “shall be implemented in a manner consistent with federal laws regulating immigration, protecting the civil rights of all persons and respecting the privileges and
immunities of United States citizens.”

While the general protection was already included, I believe the issue is so important, we needed to make it CRYSTAL clear.

And I believe that we need to more than simply inscribe it in statute.

Words in a law book are of no use if our police officers are not properly trained on the provisions of SB 1070, including its civil rights provisions.

Today I am issuing an executive order directing the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board – AZPOST — to develop training to appropriately implement SB 1070.

Importantly, this training will include what DOES – and DOES NOT – constitute “reasonable suspicion” that a person is not legally present in the United States.

This law will not be put into effect until later this summer. It remains to be seen how effective it will be at fighting crime and whether it will result in any inappropriate profiling. Some people are very happy about this law, believing something has to be done. Others are angry, believing the “rights” of immigrants (illegal or legal) outweigh all else. Interestingly, it is this latter group who also believes that only their side has the right to express their opinion.

Isn’t it interesting, that the very same people who fight so hard for the “rights” of people who are in our country illegally don’t believe their fellow Americans have the right to express a differring opinion? Worse, this attitude has been expressed in regards to nearly every issue where Conservatives take a stand. Those who opposed Obamacare were painted as racist instead of recognizing our very real concerns about government overreach. Those who stood up against the so-called Stimulous because of concerns about the massive increase in the federal budget and lack of any actual job-creation were unfeeling louts who didn’t want to help their fellow man. I could go on and on. Why is it that the very same people who for the last forty years have rallied and demonstrated at the drop of a hat, always espousing the importance of free speech and dissent suddenly believe we should all fall in line and bow to Obama and the democratic party? Consider the words of leftist icon, Noam Chomsky: “If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.” Is that still true, Liberals? Or have the rules of the game changed now that the “radicals” are in charge?

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Rethinking Earth Day

Posted by Nancy on April 22, 2010

It seemed so benign at first – celebate Mother Earth, teach the children not to litter, work for clean air and water……..

How did we get to an anthropogenic global warming scam, eco-thugs, and attempted takeover of our economy? 

Is there a reason those behind the first Earth Day chose to celebrate it on the 100th anniversary of the birth of that great Marxist, Vladimir Lenin?

As the saying goes, there are no coincidences.

During that first Earth Day man was proclaimed the polluter and would remain as such for subsequent observances that decade.  By the Eighties the event’s organizers cast man as the tree killer, and, with the Nineties, man evolved into the animal species annihilator.  The global warming scare never really became popular until the late Nineties, and when it did, it provided a hook that the compatriots at the Earth Day headquarters could hang their red berets on.  Known as anthropogenic global warming, it was a sexy sell: humans-particularly Americans-were now screwing up the entire planet’s weather.  By 2000 Earth Day organizers took ownership of this new angle and would never let go.  Sussman

Brian Sussman’s very interesting article is instructive on the agenda behind eco-movers, and why the House-passed cap and trade tax has less to do with saving the environment than it does with income redistribution.  The American Clean Energy and Security Act, scheduled for discussion in the Senate the day after Sunday’s Earth Day celebrations, shows the movement’s true agenda. 

For example, buried on pages 1014-1016 of the bill is the “Monthly Energy Refund.” According to this trick, for those with a gross income that “does not exceed 150 percent of the poverty line … a direct deposit” of an undisclosed amount of money will be sent “into the eligible household’s designated bank account[.]
 
On pages 502-503 we find the “Low Income Community Energy Efficiency Program,” whereby grants will be issued “to increase the flow of capital and benefits to low income communities, minority-owned and woman-owned businesses and entrepreneurs[.]”
 
Further proving that this is actually a welfare scheme, on page 973 we discover that for workers who lose their manufacturing jobs because the caps on their companies are too repressive and their employer either has to shut down or move operations to the third world to avoid regulation, the “adversely affected worker” shall receive 70 percent of his prior weekly wage, “payable for a period not longer than 156 weeks.” In addition, on pages 986-987 we read that the unemployed worker can submit up to $1,500 in job search reimbursements and get another $1,500 to cover his moving expenses.
 
And then there are the new federally mandated building codes, which will supersede local rules and regulations. The new codes will be enforced by what I refer to in Climategate as a “green goon squad.” On pages 319-324 of the House bill we read that the Secretary of Energy “shall enhance compliance by conducting training and education of builders and other professionals in the jurisdiction concerning the national energy efficiency building code.”  These EPA badge-wearing G-Men will be funded through global warming revenues procured through the cap-and-trade scheme, as well as by $25 million designated annually from the Department of Energy “to provide necessary enforcement of a national energy efficiency building code[.]”

Kiss more of your freedom goodbye if this bill passes.  Meanwhile, teach your children not to blindly believe all the eco-babble they bring home from school about loving Mother Earth and saving the environment.

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We The People

Posted by Nancy on April 12, 2010

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Cheery News of the Day From Your IRS Commissioner

Posted by Nancy on April 5, 2010

Congressman Anthony Weiner told Bill O’Reilly the IRS would not enforce citizen payment of healthcare insurance premiums under Obamacare.  In fact, he said it over, and over, and over….

Ah, but IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman didn’t say it.  In fact, here is what he has to say about the issue.

Individuals who don’t purchase health insurance may lose their tax refunds according to IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman. After acknowledging the recently passed health-care bill limits the agency’s options for enforcing the individual mandate, Shulman told reporters that the most likely way to penalize individuals that don’t comply is by reducing or confiscating their tax refunds.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2010/04/05/irs-chief-buy-health-insurance-or-lose-your-tax-refund/#ixzz0kHclWPJI

Here’s the O’Reilly/Weiner clip.  Straightforward question, starting around 2:10, that never gets answered.

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What We Don’t See

Posted by Nancy on April 3, 2010

A short clip on Disastrous Economic Policies.

While politicians focus on what they want us to hear, we must remember there’s always more to the story.

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Oh My Word!

Posted by Nancy on April 1, 2010

Literacy tests for the purpose of voting were outlawed years ago, but it might be a good idea to institute them for those running for office.

One of the esteemed Democratic representatives who voted to give us the healthcare abomination is so scientifically inept he is afraid adding more people to the island of Guam will cause it to tip over and capsize.

Meet Hank Johnson, D-GA.

Can you imagine the field day the dinosaur media would have had if this had been said by a Republican?

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