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Brewer: No more debates - period

September 3rd, 2010 . by TexasFred

Brewer: No more debates - period

PHOENIX - Arizona voters won’t be seeing any more debates between the top gubernatorial contenders.

Incumbent Republican Jan Brewer said Thursday she has no intention of participating in any more events with Democrat Terry Goddard. She said the only reason she debated him on Wednesday is she had to to qualify for more than $1.7 million in public funds for her campaign.

“I certainly will take my message in a different venue out to the people of Arizona,” she said.

Brewer said she has been in elective office for 28 years, and Goddard has held office for nearly that long. “I think it’s pretty defined what he stands for and what I stand for.”

Anyway, Brewer said, she believes the debates help Goddard more than they benefit her.

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Brewer: No more debates - period

No MORE debates? Shoot, here in Texas we’d just like to see the Governor and his opposition in the same room. That would be a REAL happening. :?

“Why would I want to give Terry a chance to redefine himself?” she said.

Brewer conceded that her performance in Wednesday’s debate, and her refusal to answer a question from reporters afterward, was not well-handled. That includes an opening statement when she lost her train of thought and went silent, and walking away after the event rather than answering questions about her prior statements about headless bodies in the desert.

Ya know, I like the GUTS I have seen Jan Brewer exhibit recently. Standing against the Feds and signing AZ SB 1070 into law was a great move, and a lot of people hold her in high regard for that action. I am one of those people. So, don’t think I’m going to blast Brewer for this less than stellar debate, because I’m not. But to NOT debate in the future is just silly.

Here’s a thought for Brewer and her campaign staff to ponder, if you’re going to debate, prepare yourself for all eventualities. Past that, be ready to think, and ACT on your feet. If that’s the best Brewer has in the debate department, I don’t know how she got elected in the 1st place.

Brewer blamed part of her post-debate activities on her gaffe in her opening statement. The governor also said she presumed reporters would want to talk to her about some of the issues raised during the hour-long, televised debate.

“All you guys were doing and talking were beheadings, beheadings, beheadings,” the governor said. “That is something that has stuck with you all for so long, and I just felt we needed to move on.”

As I said, I believe Jan Brewer to be a gutsy lady, but I have to wonder about her ability to lead from the front. You don’t make a rash statement about beheadings without having some hard and irrefutable facts to back your words. How can she possibly even think that the media wouldn’t be all over her for it?

And her opponent? Why…he’d be a fool if he didn’t use it!

Goddard responded that it is actually Brewer scaring off tourists with comments about headless bodies being found in the desert, for which there is no supporting evidence.

Brewer insisted later that she has been misquoted. “I never said ‘Arizona,’ and it’s unfortunate that it was construed as ‘Arizona.’ “

No, what’s unfortunate Gov. Brewer is the fact that YOU said ‘desert’, and not MEXICAN desert. Words have consequences, and the wrong words can follow you forever. I know that for a fact.

Goddard, in a prepared statement, did not agree with Brewer’s decision to avoid future debates.

“It is our responsibility to give Arizonans clear information that will allow them to exercise their fundamental right to make an informed decision about who should lead our state into the future,” his statement said. “Arizonans deserve more than a single discussion of the issues we face.”

Avoid future debates…

At least Arizona HAD a debate. It may not have gone well, but they had a debate anyway. That’s a lot more than I can say for Texas and OUR Governor. Just sayin’… Happy Trails! :P

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Sheriff: Mexican Cartels Control Parts of Arizona

September 2nd, 2010 . by TexasFred

Sheriff: Mexican Cartels Control Parts of Arizona

The federal government has posted signs along a major interstate highway in Arizona, more than 100 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, warning travelers the area is unsafe because of drug and alien smugglers, and a local sheriff says Mexican drug cartels now control some parts of the state

The signs were posted by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) along a 60-mile stretch of Interstate 8 between Casa Grande and Gila Bend, a major east-west corridor linking Tucson and Phoenix with San Diego.

They warn travelers that they are entering an “active drug and human smuggling area” and they may encounter “armed criminals and smuggling vehicles traveling at high rates of speed.” Beginning less than 50 miles south of Phoenix, the signs encourage travelers to “use public lands north of Interstate 8″ and to call 911 if they “see suspicious activity.”

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, whose county lies at the center of major drug and alien smuggling routes to Phoenix and cities east and west, attests to the violence. He said his deputies are outmanned and outgunned by drug traffickers in the rough-hewn desert stretches of his own county.

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Do you know and understand what an invasion is?

invasion – noun
1. an act or instance of invading or entering as an enemy, esp. by an army.
2. the entrance or advent of anything troublesome or harmful, as disease.
3. entrance as if to take possession or overrun: the annual invasion of the resort by tourists.
4. infringement by intrusion

What’s happening along the U.S. border with Mexico is well defined by all parts of that definition except for one part, #3, they aren’t tourists and this isn’t a resort. Well, on 2nd thought, for them it may well BE a resort.

Now, does anyone know what it means to be a sovereign nation? Do you know the definition of sovereignty?

sovereignty – noun, plural -ties.
1. the quality or state of being sovereign.
2. the status, dominion, power, or authority of a sovereign; royalty.
3. supreme and independent power or authority in government as possessed or claimed by a state or community.
4. rightful status, independence, or prerogative.
5. a sovereign state, community, or political unit.

The act of invasion is an ACT OF WAR against a sovereign nation. These Mexican cartels have, and are currently engaged in, Acts of WAR against the United States of America.

“Mexican drug cartels literally do control parts of Arizona,” he said. “They literally have scouts on the high points in the mountains and in the hills and they literally control movement. They have radios, they have optics, they have night-vision goggles as good as anything law enforcement has.

“This is going on here in Arizona,” he said. “This is 70 to 80 miles from the border - 30 miles from the fifth-largest city in the United States.”

So, what does the U.S. government, the entity that is supposed to react to, and in turn repel foreign invaders do?

He said he asked the Obama administration for 3,000 National Guard soldiers to patrol the border, but what he got were 15 signs.

15 signs? That’s it. 15 signs, and a handful of National Guard troops that aren’t allowed to go on a search and destroy mission. Oh hell no, all they can do is watch and look and call in the U.S. Border Patrol if the see any ILLEGAL activity.

That my friends, is exactly how the President of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama goes about defending the sovereignty of this United States and protecting our SOVEREIGN nation!

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Judge blocks parts of Arizona immigration law

July 28th, 2010 . by TexasFred

Judge blocks parts of Arizona immigration law

PHOENIX (AP) - A federal judge dealt a serious rebuke to Arizona’s immigration law on Wednesday when she put most of the crackdown on hold just hours before it was to take effect.

The ruling by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton sets up a lengthy legal battle as Arizona fights to enact the nation’s toughest-in-the-nation law. Republican Gov. Jan Brewer said the state likely appeal the ruling and seek to get the judge’s order overturned.

But for now, opponents of the law have prevailed: The provisions that angered opponents will not take effect, including sections that required officers to check a person’s immigration status while enforcing other laws.

The judge also delayed parts of the law that required immigrants to carry their papers at all times, and made it illegal for undocumented workers to solicit employment in public places - a move aimed at day laborers. In addition, the judge blocked officers from making warrantless arrests of suspected illegal immigrants.

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I am not, by nature, an anarchist. I love this nation, I have fought for this nation all of my adult life and I continue to fight for Her today. The furthest thing from my mind would be the demise of the United States of America and it being brought about due to MY actions or words.

But, I am thinking, more and more every day, perhaps anarchy, rebellion, is the only option left for those of us that want to save America and return her to some sense of order, legality and greatness. We were born of rebellion, and rebellion may be required for a re-birth of America to take place.

It is quite obvious that our Federal government has no intention of doing anything to address the issues at hand.

Sure, there’s a chance that a U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals might overturn the decision of U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton, it’s a possibility, it can happen, but an appeal on this one goes before the 9th Circuit Court in San Francisco. There it becomes a distinct possibility that AZ SB-1070 will disappear down the wormhole for all time, never to be heard from again.

The law was signed by Brewer in April and immediately revived the national debate on immigration, making it a hot-button issue in the midterm elections. The law has inspired similar law elsewhere, prompted a boycott against the state and led an unknown number of illegal immigrants to leave the state.

What has happened to STATES RIGHTS?

Doesn’t the Tenth Amendment come into play? The U.S. government isn’t doing anything to enforce immigration law, or anything noticeable to remove illegals and secure the U.S. border. Why then should individual states not be allowed the authority to protect their sovereignty even if the United States refuses to do so?

I’m not a Constitutional scholar, nor am I an expert in the interpretation OF the Constitution, but it seems to me that STATES should have the authority to govern themselves in the way the state and it’s voters see fit to govern.

Alien and Sedition Acts

When the Federalists passed the Alien and Sedition Acts in 1798, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison secretly wrote the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions, which provide a classic statement in support of states’ rights. According to this theory, the federal Union is a voluntary association of states, and if the central government goes too far each state has the right to nullify that law. As Jefferson said in the Kentucky Resolutions:

Resolved, that the several States composing the United States of America, are not united on the principle of unlimited submission to their general government; but that by compact under the style and title of a Constitution for the United States and of amendments thereto, they constituted a general government for special purposes, delegated to that government certain definite powers, reserving each State to itself, the residuary mass of right to their own self-government; and that whensoever the general government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force: That to this compact each State acceded as a State, and is an integral party, its co-States forming, as to itself, the other party….each party has an equal right to judge for itself, as well of infractions as of the mode and measure of redress. Alien and Sedition Acts and States’ rights

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