Arizona is a victim of the Federal Government
We have heard many times since the passage of Obamacare that it is “the law of the land”. I find the administration highly hypocritical in saying that since they are not only failing to uphold the constitutional obligation of the federal government and constitutional immigration law, they are now blatantly admonishing the state of Arizona for enforcing the law that they are suppose to enforce. The current immigration laws and quota system were put in place in the 1940’s – they have been “the law of the land” every since. So I ask our government the same question Pat Buchanan does, “Whose Country Is This?“.
Since Bill Clinton was elected, the federal government has failed miserably at execution of its duty to enforce our borders…that’s a constitutional mandate (Article 1, sec 8 and Article 2, sec 2), an enumerated power and every elected federal official swears to this duty when entering office. This is not a controversial stretch of the commerce clause, its a defacto dereliction of duty on the behalf of the federal government. Because of this vacuum of responsibility, Arizona was forced to pass their own immigration enforcement law to defend it from the very real problems caused by uncontrolled immigration.
The outrage against Arizona in this legislation is completely without warrant. Literally, President Obama has declared that it is illegal to enforce the law?! Michelle Malkin has an article that shows the deep seated hypocrisy shown when Mexico’s President Felipe Calderón addressed Arizona’s new law from the floor of the US Congress: How Mexico Treats Illegal Aliens
The real issue here is that the progressives are worried that they can’t continue to defraud the US citizens at the ballot box by having legions of illegals and dead voting for them. When having to provide identification is upheld, it will be required to vote…and MoPatriot is for that.
UPDATE: Byron York has an excellent article in the Washington Examiner on this, the comment section is quite telling.
UPDATE #4: Rep Tom McClintock responds to the address to Congress by President Calderon of Mexico …it appears that there is some sanity on the Left Coast…Tom is a PATRIOT!
UPDATE #5: Ah-ha! Some clarity…The Regime is using the safety of American citizens as a political football Kyl: Obama Won’t Secure Border Until Lawmakers Move on Immigration Package
UPDATE #6: Justice Dept Sues Arizona to Block Immigration Law and don’t forget the voting issue: Felons Voting Illegally May Have Put Franken Over the Top in Minnesota
UPDATE#7: Heritage: Surviving the Obama Assault on the Rule of Law and don’t miss this, it hardly sounds like a ICE issue, this is outright war! FoxPhoenix: Mexican Drug Cartel Allegedly Puts a Price on Arizona Sheriff’s Head But aren’t these folks just harmless poor people? Guess again, they are right there in the WH with BHO (note the prominent display of SEIU banners), these folks want much more than a green card <video here> So maybe its the media spin or someone hyping their point that makes this seem so outrageous…what do the locals have to say? CNSNews: Arizona Sheriff: ‘Our Own Government Has Become Our Enemy’
UPDATE…and its a BIGGIE: WTOP’s JJ Green: Iran’s secret pipeline into the U.S.