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WE ARE ALL ARIZONIANS … OR WE SHOULD BE

Posted by Andrew Roman on May 28, 2010

This may actually be the best thing to happen to Arizona since the passage of the illegal immigration law. This may be the thing that allures folks to come to the Grand Canyon State on vacation or convinces those still looking for a place to host their convention to go there.

Let’s hope so.

To fracturedly quote a well-known phrase: ‘Ich bin ein Arizonian.’

The muster of numbskulls, dimwits, half-wits and pampered millionaires who say they will be boycotting Arizona because of the state’s new illegal alien law is growing.

Not that any of these blockheads – who have profited beyond their wildest dreams in the land of liberty – know what is in the Arizona law.

Not that these knee-jerk twits actually comprehend what it is they’re supposedly taking a stand against.

Not that these sanctimonious savants of social-consciousness – lunkheads – even have a palpable clue what is in the Constitution of the United States (although they can quote, at will, the “Separation of Church and State” clause, and the government-granted “right” to “general welfare.”)

Now that a host of “artists” have decided to boycott Arizona – including rapper Kanye West and film maker Michael Moore – things are definitely looking up. In fact, Michael Moore’s promised truency from the state immediately ensures that there will be more food available for the metropolitan areas of Tulsa and Flagstaff.

Let the good times roll.

From AZCentral.com:

Zack de la Rocha has issued a statement on behalf of an organization called the Sound Strike urging music fans and fellow artists to boycott Arizona “to stop SB 1070,” which he labels an “odious” law.

Among those artists joining de la Rocha’s boycott are Conor Oberst, Kanye West, Rage Against the Machine, Rise Against, Cypress Hill, Serj Tankian, Joe Satriani, Sonic Youth, Tenacious D, Street Sweeper Social Club and Michael Moore.

In de la Rocha’s words, the new law “sanctions racial profiling, straight up,” forcing “cops to hunt down and target anyone they ‘reasonably suspect’ that may be undocumented. And if the people they harass don’t have proof that they were born in the U.S., they can be detained and arrested.”

This is an honest question, not meant to incite anyone, but for the purposes of clarification: Were all of these people born flaming idiots, or was it something that was cultivated over the course of time? Do leftists actually go out of their way to portray themselves as complete dunderheads or are they truly oblivious to the things they say?

What in the name of free enterprise is this dullard talking about?

There is nothing – absolutely nothing – in the law that statess, suggests, implies or hints that police are going to be forced to hunt down anyone.

Is he serious?

Make note of Mr. de la Rocha’s choice of words: “And if the people they harass don’t have proof that they were born in the U.S., they can be detained and arrested.”

“Harass?”

Nice.

There is such wisdom on the left, isn’t there?

To begin with, being “born in the U.S.” is not the only prerequisite to being in this country legally. There are such things as legal aliens.

Second, the law clearly – unambiguously – states that people who are stopped or questioned in lawful ways (e.g., a traffic stop) can also be asked about their legal status if there is a reasonable suspicion that they could be here illegally.

I’m still waiting for an intelligible answer to the question: How exactly is that racist?

The real beef these whack jobs have is that illegal immigration laws are finally being enforced.

How dare Arizona apply laws already on the books.

And if I may get a little personal for a moment: In the spirit of full disclosure, I’ve been told I look a little Hispanic (if I may “profile” myself), and if a law enforcement official – or any proper authority, for that matter – wishes to see my identification, so be it. What do I care? I have nothing to hide.

The fact is, society is filled with measures that are in place to protect citizens while still preserving individual rights. For instance, my bags are checked before I enter Citi Field to see the Mets play. I’ve also had my knapsack checked several times before going on the Staten Island ferry. My pockets are emptied each time I go through an airport secutity checkpoint. My drivers license is produced every time I go to the post office to retrieve a package.

And so on.

So what?

I’ve been asked to prove that I live in my neighborhood when the street has been blocked due to a traffic accident or police investigation. I’ve been pulled over for traffic violations and have, undoubtedly, been “checked out” by the police.

Big deal. 

He goes on to note that “Some of us grew up dealing with racial profiling, but this law (SB 1070) takes it to a whole new low. If other states follow the direction of the Arizona government, we could be headed towards a pre-civil rights era reality.

Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. Disgustingly wrong. Embarrassingly wrong. Profoundly wrong.

Since when is producing identification akin to Jim Crow?

Being asked for ID, or proper paperwork, is not an infringement of anyone’s civil rights. There isn’t a device in existence capable of measuring how asinine such an assertion is.

This is about illegal aliens – not citizens or legal aliens.

This is about following the rule of law in exercising this nation’s sovereign authority to properly and legally identify those who are not authorized to be here, regardless of their skin color or ethnicity.

This is about protecting American citizens and legal aliens, regardless of their skin color or ethnicity.

This unjust law was set into motion by the same Arizona government that refused to acknowledge Martin Luther King Jr. day as a national holiday. When Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat, they arrested her. As a result, people got together and said we are not going to ride the bus until they change the law. It was this courageous action that sparked the Montgomery bus boycott. What if we got together, signed a collective letter saying, ‘We’re not going to ride the bus?’ “

The Arizona law, by definition, is absolutely just. The only distinction it makes is between legal and illegal.

What is unjust, however, is that illegal aliens are coddled by this country and given places to go where they can’t be punished for breaking the law. What is unjust is that the welfare of illegal aliens – along with winning the favor of the Hispanic voting block – is more of a priority for Obamacrats than protecting America’s own citizens. What is unjust is that the rule of law followed by those who went through the process of being here legally means nothing to those who demand “comprehensive immigration reform” and call those of us who support the sovereignty of this nation racists.

There is no rational or intellectually sound comparison to made between the struggles of black American citizens who were denied basic rights due to Jim Crow and people who are in this country illegally.

The website includes a petition urging President Barack Obama to take action.

“Arizona’s new law is an assault on the US Constitution and an affront to the civil rights that were earned by generations who came before us,” the petition reads. “When states disregard the Constitution, when they sanction mistreatment of communities, it is the imperative of the Executive Branch to take the lead in defending the U.S. Constitution.”

Again, how is the Arizona law an assault on civil rights? What is being denied? Whose liberties are being trampled upon? The only ones extricating liberties from the citizenry are the Obamacrats in charge. (Let me count the ways).

What is imperative is that the President of the United States do what the Constitution charges him to do – preserve, protect and defend this nation.

The only assault on the Constitution is coming from the left.

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Update: May 29, 2010 – 9:40 AM

Proof, from the great Proof Positive blog, correctly points out that the proper way to express “We are Arizonians” in German would be:

Wir sind Arizonians.

Indeed, as Proof indicated, I had the choice of choosing the largely unfamiliar “Wir sind Arizonians” or a play on the iconic (and grammatically challenged) JFK line, “Ich bin ein Arizonian.”

I opted for the latter.

Thanks, Proof!

Now get to Arizona!

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THE BRILLIANCE OF MAYOR VILLARAIGOSSA

Posted by Andrew Roman on May 15, 2010

What the hell is Los Angeles mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa, talking about? Honestly, can someone with the facility to translate twaddle into English try and disentangle what the Mayor thinks he is trying to say? I’d love for someone to give it a shot.

It’s impossible to know what is behind the chasm that seems to have developed between the Mayor and his ability to think rationally, but it may be the inevitable result of a hyperactive leftist gene causing his moral bankruptcy to metastasize.

Either way, the device has yet to be built that can accurately measure the brilliance of his imitation of a half-wit.

On the heels of his city voting to Boycott Arizona because of that state’s tough new illegal alien enforcement law, Mayor Villaraigossa said that Los Angeles’ budget problem has nothing to do with illegal aliens. In fact, according to the Mayor, illegal immigration actually adds to the economic “might” of the entire State of California – and America.

Those are his words.

From CNSNews.com:

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa told CNSNews.com Thursday that illegal immigration has not contributed to his city’s budget problems, but, on the contrary, that illegal immigration adds to the “economic might” of California.

“In California, I think there’s a real sense that these immigrants provide a great deal to the economic might of the state,” said Villaraigosa.

Which begs the question: If illegal aliens are adding to the Sunshine State’s economic might – and America’s, for that matter – why are there any restrictions against them at all? Why all the talk about “comprehensive reform” and a “path to citizenship” when California’s problems can apparently be curtailed by simply affording the state the ability to bolster its economic might with an even greater infusion of illegals?

Can you imagine how much more out-of-control that state’s $18 billion budget deficit would be if the border was actually sealed? $25 billion? $50 billion?

One shudders at the thought of California free of illegal alien infiltration.

“Look, all of the studies show–and there have been many studies on this issue–that there are a lot of benefits to immigration, more benefits than there are detriments if you will,” Villaraigosa said.

How many times must it be said? There are a lot of benefits to legal immigration, Mr. Villaraigossa. Legal immigration.

“The fact of the matter is we have a broken immigration system. The fact of the matter is we need to secure our borders, while also providing a pathway for citizenship for the 12 million people, most of whom are working and contributing to the economic might of the nation,” the mayor said.

Seriously, what on God’s green Earth is he talking about?

Why is it necessary to “secure the border,” if America’s economic “might” is fuelled by illegal immigration?

People are leaving California as never before. The state is bankrupt. And yet, somehow, illegal aliens are contributing to the state’s “might”?

I’ll have what he’s smoking.

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LOS ANGELES VOTES TO BOYCOTT ARIZONA

Posted by Andrew Roman on May 13, 2010

Los Angeles City Hall

And so it is that the “international” city of Los Angeles, a city of “immigrants” – and the second largest city in the United States – has decided that it is willing to “punish” the everyday, hard-working people of the State of Arizona by boycotting businesses in that state. 

After an emotion-drenched discussion filled with tales of immigrant ancestors, sob stories, and other irrelevant heart-string yankings, the City Council of the City of Angels voted almost unanimously (13-1) to say “no” to dealing with businesses based in the Grand Canyon State. 

Thus, if that fourteen-member group of elected catatonics achieves their desired result, people who legally work in the State of Arizona (including Latinos, blacks, Orientals, etc) – those who actually rely on interstate business – will be made to suffer. In the Utopian world of the LA City Council, the working class people of Arizona – citizens and legal aliens alike – who make their living in the hotels, resorts, restaurants and tourist spots of that state will have to pay the price for those who are here illegally because a group a morally confused imbeciles think they are standing up for what’s right. 

And yet, the open-borders crowd doesn’t give a damn about any of that. The “pathway to citizenship” jockeys couldn’t care less about the consequences of their actions. The very people who, time after time, claim to be for the working people – the “everyday regular folks” – don’t give a rat’s rear end who might suffer as a result of their numskulled, knee-jerk boycott of Arizona.

That these elected Los Angeles screaming meemies are tossing excrement on fellow citizens and legal immigrants means nothing to them. That they make up a painfully small minority of Americans who believe the Arizona law is wrong doesn’t daunt them. That their misguided and ill-conceived notions will only backfire on them doesn’t deter their march to the hallowed Gates of Idiocy. They have bought into the entire “international city” crap, rooted in the belief held by many that the land comprising much of the Southwestern United States is still “occupied” territory. 

And all because the State of Arizona is finally enforcing existing law

Isn’t it ironic that the very people who believe that Americans should be required by law to have health insurance – and be able to prove it or be punished – are the same ones who have conniptions at the mention of people being required to present paperwork to law enforcement officials to prove their legal status? 

Mark my words on this … the American Latino community will stand up and support the State of Arizona. When it becomes evident, as is starting to happen now, that the law is in place to protect all American citizens, as well as legal immigrants (including Latinos), they will stand up in favor of the new measure. When it becomes obvious that the new law has nothing to do with ethnicity or race, they will support what is right. 

Personally, I am convinced that this moronic boycott will have little, if any, effect on Arizona’s economy. If people want to go to Arizona and patronize their businesses – or conduct business online with companies based in Arizona – they will. Most people are not on board with the Los Angeles City Council.  Every poll under the sun confirms that.

Besides, many of us will make it our business to seek out companies based there to show our support. 

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