Angst rises as Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer mulls immigration bill

Angst rises as Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer mulls immigration bill

The nation’s battle over immigration reform this week landed squarely on Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s office steps. And with four days left to decide what she’ll do about one of the state’s most divisive issues in the midst of an election year, the pressure is mounting.

The Arizona Senate on Monday approved Senate Bill 1070, a wide-ranging illegal-immigration measure that, among other things, makes it a state crime to be in the country illegally and requires local law enforcement to determine an individual’s legal status if there is reasonable suspicion that he or she is in the U.S. illegally. Brewer has until the end of the day Saturday to sign it, veto it or do nothing and allow it to become law.

While everyone awaits her decision, the stakes continue to rise.

On Tuesday, police arrested nine college students after they chained themselves to the old Capitol-building doors in protest. More than 100 bill opponents spent the day praying and rallying. Some plan to stay round-the-clock until Brewer makes a decision.

Hundreds of phone calls and e-mails are pouring in from both sides. Brewer’s Republican gubernatorial opponents are pushing for support of the bill, while some city leaders are trying to find ways around it.

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Angst rises as Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer mulls immigration bill

Oh how I wish the Governor of Texas had the huevos to do this. A huge majority of Texans would fall in love with Rick Perry all over again!

Most police departments in Texas would have NO issues with enforcing a law like this either, well, unless you’re talking about a Sheriff that doesn’t HAVE huevos to begin with. Dallas County would likely be in open revolt, you see, Dallas County is the home of Lupe Valdez, a libber, a Democrat, an out in the open lesbian and a Hispanic. Oh yeah, she’s the Dallas County Sheriff too.

Now I’m not trying to say that Valdez is not a LEGAL Hispanic, I am certain she is legal, but I have a few doubts about her willingness to enforce a law like this on *her people*. You know? Kind of like the Sonia Sotomayor and that wise latina thing.

Rick Perry has no Republican challenger now. All he has to do is get by the liberal Democratic challenger, Houston Mayor, Bill White. That shouldn’t present too much of a problem. But Perry isn’t doing the job that needs to be done regarding ILLEGALS in Texas.

Many Texans have all but begged him to place the National Guard on the border, many have pushed him to crack down on ILLEGALS already in the state of Texas, and our law enforcement people are more than willing. If they took the majority of wetbacks OFF of Texas streets, crime in Texas would decrease substantially.

Oh darn, there I go being all racist again, I said WETBACKS. Shame on me…

The governor has been mum on whether she will sign the measure. Her advisers say she worries about the impact of this action, and she generally seeks counsel from her close circle of friends and advisers when faced with significant decisions. At day’s end, they say, she’s not afraid to make an unpopular choice in an important matter.

Making choices and decisions, all kinds of decisions, that’s a part of the job. If it was easy, anyone could do it.

I’m wondering why we haven’t heard from OUR Governor regarding the 10th Amendment and Texas sovereignty. I sent a message to a member of Perry’s staff the other day concerning this post: Perry rules out special session to challenge federal health-care reforms

I got the usual song and dance about what a wonderful job Perry is doing and how healthcare has been challenged in the suit filed by AG Greg Abbott, and it’s true, our AG has filed suit, along with several other AGs in an effort to stop ObamaCare, but what hasn’t our Governor come out and made an issue of it too? It’s sure to garner him some votes from Republicans and a few fence sitters that have seen through Obama and his cloud of BS.

Levi Bolton, legislative lobbyist for the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association, which represents more than 2,500 Phoenix police officers, said his group hand-delivered a letter encouraging Brewer to sign the bill.

Phoenix Vice Mayor Michael Nowakowski sent a letter to City Manager David Cavazos, suggesting that if the bill becomes law, police should request citizenship proof from everyone they stop in order to avoid charges of racial profiling.

The bill states that an Arizona driver’s license is sufficient to prove citizenship. Nowakowski argued that licenses from other states, however, may not be sufficient because some states do not require proof of citizenship to get a license, as Arizona does.

I personally carry a drivers license, a social security card, a voters registration card and a couple of other pieces of identification that establish me as a United States citizen. I have no real issue with a drivers license having irrefutable proof of citizenship on it.

I also realize that there are some that argue a national I.D. card is NOT a necessity. I disagree.

I am damned proud to be an American citizen, natural born, with a REAL birth certificate, and I have NO problem with showing a card that says the person in possession of this card is an American citizen and entitled to ALL rights and privileges written in, and guaranteed by the U.S. constitution and under ALL United States laws.

I know that the Obama regime is about to try and foist an amnesty bill off on Americans, much like the *Ya miss me yet* moron George W. Bush did. Sadly, some folks actually DO miss him. I digress…

If it takes carrying a card to prove my citizenship, great. Union members carry a card to prove their membership. Police officers carry at least 2 cards to prove that they are certified and commissioned officers. Taxi drivers have to display an I.D. card and an operators license in order to drive their cab. Military retirees have to display their card to gain access to a base, the commissary and other services. I assume you see where I’m going with that?

Why the hell shouldn’t people have a card that proves them to be a LEGAL citizen or a legal alien on a work permit or visa? The key word here is LEGAL!

If not having that card means some suspected ILLEGAL is subjected to a through investigation and immediate deportation, even better. Some may call it *profiling*, some may say it smacks of NAZI Germany or Eastern Europe, PAPERS PLEASE, me, I call it LAW ENFORCEMENT.

What’s the very first thing you have to do if you’re in a traffic stop? Drivers license, registration and proof of insurance I believe?

When did breaking the law of the land become an action that was merely overlooked, ignored and possibly subjected to blanket amnesty?

Norma Price, 68, of Tucson, said growing up in Mississippi she was ashamed of how minorities were treated. Now, she’s ashamed of her new home state. She joined Tuesday’s protest. “When I moved here 12 years ago, I was so pleased to see the diversity,” she said. “Now, we’re becoming more divided.”

I’ll close after saying this, get back to us Norma, and let us know how that La Raza thing works out for you if this ILLEGAL INVASION is NOT stopped! La Raza is exactly what your liberal leaning ass is going to be bowing to, if they don’t rape and kill you first that is!

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16 Responses to Angst rises as Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer mulls immigration bill

  1. Ron Russell says:

    Like you Fred, I carry various forms of ID, but unlike you I don’t want to be forced to carry another one because I must prove I’m an American. I don’t like punching “1” for English on the phone either. Its should not necessary for me to carry papers, I know I need to carry a drivers license when I’m driving. However those who are not citizens should be required to carry something all the time. To put extra work on me just because illegal’s are in the country is not right. Let’s face it, you and I don’t fit the profile and need not show papers. I remember some years back when traveling in south Texas the border patrol would have road blocks and when you stopped they would simply ask where you were from. They just wanted to hear you speak—if you had that heavy accent you needed to show papers if not you were waved through. Yes, that was profiling, but that’s what we need now, not more government paperwork to prove who we are.

    Perry has won the election and like most politicians he will go his own way now. Not surprising to me! Makes you sick doesn’t it!

  2. TexasFred says:

    Ron, that is one screwed up twist of MY words, I expected a hell of a lot better from YOU…

    Nowhere did I say I wanted to be FORCED to carry proof, I said, “I have NO problem with showing a card that says the person in possession of this card is an American citizen and entitled to ALL rights and privileges written in, and guaranteed by the U.S. constitution and under ALL United States laws.”…

    Not ONE DAMNED WORD was said about FORCING anyone to do anything…

  3. Ron Russell says:

    You are right Fred, my mistake. But then I would never volunteer to carry such ID either. I know many will and that’s their right, but not this guy. I thought about what I said after I published, but it was too late to change. I was waiting for your reply and wasn’t disappointed.

  4. Katie says:

    This should be done in every state, every city, every county. And it should be done now!

  5. TexasFred says:

    I think so too Katie, it’s a damned shame that we should have to prove our citizenship, but if it will rid us of wetbacks, I have NO trouble with it, and I quite frankly don’t see how anyone could…

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  7. BobF says:

    To me, it wouldn’t bother me to carry some kind of ID to prove I’m an American. My whole military career I was required to carry a military ID card…I still carry one but it says Retired. When I was stationed overseas, I was required to carry a copy of my assignment orders to prove I was in-country legally. When on the flight line, I was required to wear a special ID card or I would be kissing pavement. I guess the vast majority of my adult life I was required to be able to prove who I was so it’s no biggie for me.

  8. Texasperated says:

    What?! Protesters chaining themselves to the state capital building. It must be that crazy lunatic-fringe bunch of racist tea baggers again. Oh, no wait. This is PC protest. Never-mind.

  9. Vigilante says:

    ” Her advisers say she worries about the impact of this action, and she generally seeks counsel from her close circle of friends and advisers when faced with significant decisions.”

    There’s the problem right there Fred. Instead of listening to her constituents, the ones that are right out there on the front lines every day, or, her own gut feeling of what’s right, she listens to her FRIENDS or advisors that set on their banjo butts in their offices most of the time keeping their asses warm and persume to know all about everything. Bullshit!!! Let HER make the decision. After all, if things turn to shit, SHE will be the one
    they blame, not her friends and advisors.

  10. Truth Be Known says:

    Rick Perry has pretty much bagged all the conservatives, Christians, Tea Party, etc…. Once again we find ourselves with no real good choices but to vote for the lesser of two “evils”.

    No, we don’t need another form of I.D. to carry around. What we need is for our elected officials to enforce the immigration laws already on the books. As usual, their modus operandi is to be derelict in their duty to enforce the laws and let crises develop. People then become more willing to sacrifice liberty for security. What follows is the govt steps in to resolve the crises by passing more laws. This in turn gives them even more intrusive powers, erodes more of our civil liberties, and we become a “where are your papers” police state. Benjamin Franklin put it this way, “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

    No, Slick Rick has shown his contempt for the rule of law and the Texas Constitution. This governor has had at least 8 years to protect our border and it is patently evident he hasn’t. It’s foolish to think that he ever will. He also vetoed bill HB 3647 that would’ve investigated the effects of SPP/NAFTA/NASCO/WTO/GAT and other such treaties that would supersede our laws 80(R) HB 3647 - Introduced version - Bill Text .

    So you see, it’s not that Slick Rick doesn’t have the huevos, but has willfully placed himself in the service of a powerful global elite putting them ahead of the citizens he swore to serve.

    Jesus said, “You shall know them by their fruit.” Notice he didn’t say “we shall know them by what they say.” I think we should heed that wise counsel.

  11. BobF says:

    Looks like Obama is all upset about this legislation. If Obama is against it, you know it has to be good.

    Obama Blasts Arizona Immigration Bill

  12. TexasFred says:

    Yeah Truth Be Known, carrying an ID card, or drivers license that states the holder IS an American citizen is really giving up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety…

    You see, this is the problem I have with Libertarians and so-called *constitutionalists*…

    The ID thing is NOT an imposition in MY opinion, and as I said, if it gets rid of the freaking wetbacks, good deal!

    At the time the constitution was written, our founding fathers could not have imagined an ILLEGAL INVASION the likes of which we are suffering, nationwide, and the gutlessness of American leadership in addressing it… And look at the bright side of this, an ID card for US beats a branded forehead or tattoos for THEM!

    And if branding and/or tattoos would work, if that would make it easier to find and deport this INFESTATION of ILLEGALS, light em up and break out the ink!

  13. Truth Be Known says:

    Our founding fathers were constitutionalists.

    I agree with you that the current illegal immigration problem is due to a lack of leadership. But the means does not justify the end. If you give them an inch, they will take it a mile. All they have to do is secure our border with the Texas Guard, fine companies hiring illegals, cut off social services to illegals, and the problem will go away without having to pass more laws to get rid of wetbacks. Let our leaders be bound by the chains of the U.S. Constitution from mischief and leave honest citizens alone.

  14. TexasFred says:

    Yeah, I heard somewhere that the guys that WROTE the constitution were actually constitutionalists…

    Today’s world is different, and you know, as well as I do, this peaceful civil disobedience bullshit is getting us nowhere, the asswipes in the House and Senate, as well as in certain statehouses, are NOT doing the job needed..

    I seriously have NO issue with carrying an ID card, but, that said, I also seriously have NO problem with declaring war on every wetback son of a bitch in the USA, and wiping Mexico off the world map… Problem solved, and that my friend, is how you deal with INVADERS!

  15. Katie says:

    Latest news is that she signed it, and Obama is pissed off at that.

  16. Ron Russell says:

    Jan signed the bill into law so its time for those guys with wet shirts and sand in the shoes to hit the road south! She really came down on the right side of this issue and I understand Obama is pissed! Great day for Arizona and the nation!

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