Russell Pearce Forms Congressional Exploratory Committee

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Dear Friends: 

Together we have won many battles in our ongoing efforts to secure our borders and protect our nation from the scourge of illegal immigration.  Whether the battle was Proposition 200 to deny public benefits from those here illegally and to protect the sanctity of the ballot box, our most recent success in passing employer sanctions at the State Legislature, or our successes in between, our combined efforts have turned the tide here in Arizona. 

The real danger, as always, lies in Washington, D.C., where in the last few months we have seen open-border and cheap-labor advocates, working hand-in-hand with racist groups like La Raza, try to pass legislation that would grant amnesty to nearly 20 million illegal aliens, while opening our borders and systems to further abuses.  Together, we rallied and defeated their attempts to pass this for the remainder of this year and next, but I remain deeply concerned about what the next Congress will do and what position our next President will take.  Clearly, Hillary Clinton and the Democrats favor amnesty as a solution, as do a few of the Republican candidates as well. 

What was most disappointing in this year’s struggle, and what I fear most in the next round of battles, was how the pro-amnesty position was primarily championed by Republicans.  Sure, Ted Kennedy was there (isn’t he always?), but prominent Republicans, including Arizona Republicans like Sen. John McCain and Rep. Jeff Flake were there as well, leading the charge.  What a terrible and misleading signal it sends when border state officials claim that we cannot secure our borders or worse, that we should not even try to secure them. 

Ultimately, no matter how much we do here in Arizona, this battle will be won or lost in our nation’s capitol.  That is why I have listened to so many of you when you have asked that I consider running for Congress, and that is why I have formed this Exploratory Committee! Our first goal is to raise $25,000 to pay for critical research and polling so that we can be sure that this race is winnable.  If we determine that it is, then we can formally begin a campaign to take back this district for the people of Arizona, and perhaps inspire a movement to take back America one state at a time. 

Let me know how you can help and please, if you are able, make a contribution.  As soon as we raise the $25,000 we will do our work and report directly back to you what we have found. 

My friends, I do not take this contest lightly.  I am a 5th generation Arizonan (on both sides of my family) and I am deeply committed to our great state and the founding principles of this great nation.  While Congressman Flake and I may agree on a whole host of fiscal and social issues, we have profound and fundamental differences on the critical issues of national security, sovereignty and the rule of law. 

Please accept my humble thanks, in advance, for anything you are able to do. 

God bless, and in God we still trust. 

Faith, Family and Freedom above all else, 

RP 

The Arizona Resistance stongly supports and endorses Russell Pearce for the United States House of Representatives.  For more information on how you can help Russell Pearce help Arizona and the United States, click here.

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Tough Week for National Security, Good Week for Illegal Immigration

We are extremely pleased and honored to present Jim Byrd of A Skewed View with another of his well written articles.  Jim has agreed to be a guest host and poster extraordinaire at the Arizona Resistance Blog.  Jim’s site is a plethora of news and opinion written with a discerning eye and an uncorrupted mind.  He has decided to honor us with his posts in regards to the issues of illegal immigration.  Thank you Jim.  It is our distinct honor and privilege to post your articles here.

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Tough Week for National Security, Good Week for Illegal Immigration

By Guest Host Jim Byrd

This was a tough week for national security, the rule of law but it was a great week for illegal immigration. It’s not rocket science to connect the dots or digest the preponderance of events this past week to see the alarming effects illegal aliens, activist courts, the Bush administration and Mexico’s apparent control over policy in this county is having. The depth of the breach of national security is endless with the combination.

The first two news articles below are the results of rulings by the 9th circuit court of appeals in San Francisco on Friday. The fact that these rulings came out of this court is somewhat comforting since this is the most fundamentally flawed court the U.S. has ever produced, and the most overturned and in all likelihood the rulings will be reversed on appeal. This court is on track to have created more laws than the legislative branch with their activists agenda. This is a court that needs to be pulled out by the roots, broken up, and reassembled into at least 3 courts. A few of their honorable stats:

The Ninth Circuit has demonstrated contempt – if not open hostility – for the rule of law and the limited role of judges in our constitutional design. The Ninth’s decisions are often so far outside the judicial mainstream that the question is not whether the Supreme Court will reverse, but when.

Of the 80 cases the Supreme Court decided this past term through opinions, 56 cases arose from the federal appellate courts, three from the federal district courts, and 21 from the state courts. The court reversed or vacated the judgment of the lower court in 59 of these cases. Specifically, the justices overturned 40 of the 56 judgments arising from the federal appellate courts (or 71%), two of the three judgments coming from the federal district courts (or 67%), and 17 of the 21 judgments issued by state courts (or 81%).

Notably, the 9th Circuit accounted for both 30 percent of the cases (24 of 80) and 30 percent of the reversals (18 of 59) the Supreme Court decided by full written opinions this term. In addition, the 9th Circuit was responsible for more than a third (35%, or 8 of 23) of the High Court’s unanimous reversals that were issued by published opinions. Thus, on the whole, the 9th Circuit’s rulings accounted for more reversals this past term than all the state courts across the country combined and represented nearly half of the overturned judgments (45%) of the federal appellate courts.

This is what happened this week in the U.S. with regards to National Security, the rule of law and illegal alien’s effect on the country:

Mexico trucks to roll on U.S. highways

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Bush administration can proceed with a plan to open the U.S. border to long haul Mexican trucks as early as next week after an appeals court rejected a bid by labor, consumer and environmental interests to block the initiative.

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco late on Friday denied an emergency petition sought by the Teamsters union, the Sierra Club and consumer group Public Citizen to halt the start of a one-year pilot program that was approved by Congress after years of legal and political wrangling.

The Transportation Department welcomed the decision and said in a statement that allowing more direct shipments from Mexico will benefit U.S. consumers.

Judge stays rule requiring employers to fire illegal immigrants

A federal judge in San Francisco blocked the Bush administration Friday from imposing a rule requiring employers to fire workers identified as illegal immigrants in government records or face possible prosecution.

U.S. District Judge Maxine Chesney granted a nationwide temporary restraining order sought by the AFL-CIO and affiliated unions to keep the government from sending letters to employers demanding that they clear up workers’ citizenship status.

The order will be in effect until Oct. 1, when another federal judge will consider whether to grant an injunction that would block the rule until a trial on the unions’ lawsuit against the government is held.

The Social Security Administration cannot start sending out letters to employers next week that carry with them more serious penalties for knowingly hiring illegal immigrants, a federal judge ruled Friday.

Ruling on a lawsuit by the nation’s largest federation of labor unions against the U.S. government, U.S. District Judge Maxine Chesney granted a temporary restraining order prohibiting the so-called “no-match” letters from going out as planned starting Tuesday…

Man ‘evicted for English’ will sue for discrimination

STUART, Fla. – The battle over a South Florida business ordered out of its location purportedly because the tenant speaks English and not Spanish is now headed for the legal system after being evicted.

Not even teachers can speak English

An official state inspection of Arizona public schools reveals that many students are being taught English by Spanish-speaking teachers whose command of English is so poor that the officials can barely understand them.

The recent inspection revealed teachers providing instruction in Spanish instead of the legally required English, students unable to answer questions in English, and teachers’ instructions such as “Sometimes, you are not gonna know some.”

The results of the inspections were reported by the Arizona Republic, which concluded hundreds of students in the state are trying to learn English from teachers who don’t know the language.

“Some teachers’ English was so poor that even state officials strained to understand them,” the assessment found. “At a dozen districts, evaluators found teachers who ignored state law and taught in Spanish.”

Other visits uncovered:

  • In the Humboldt Unified District, one teacher said, “How do we call it in English?”
  • In Phoenix’s Isaac Elementary, a teacher said. “My older brother always put the rules.”
  • In Marana, a teacher said, “You need to make the story very interested to the teacher.”

Attorneys in Hazleton illegal immigrant case ask for $2.3 million

Plaintiffs who successfully sued to overturn Hazleton’s illegal immigrant law want the city to pay more than $2.3 million in legal fees.

U.S. District Judge James Munley struck down the Illegal Immigration Relief Act in July, ruling it unconstitutional. Hazleton has appealed the ruling to the Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Lawyers representing the plaintiffs asked Munley on Friday to award them more than $2.3 million in fees and another $45,000 in related costs.

“But for the efforts of the private lawyers and public-interest law groups involved in prosecuting this matter, plaintiffs would not have been able to seriously challenge Hazleton’s unconstitutional ordinances and the lives of plaintiffs and other similarly situated residents of Hazleton would have been adversely and irreparably affected,” the lawyers said in a petition.

Parks commish condemned for Minuteman involvement
Kansas City councilwoman says border group ‘one step from KKK’

A newly appointed parks commissioner in Kansas City, Mo., is being condemned by the city council for being part of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps – which wants to secure the American border against unauthorized individuals, military and contraband.

“This is one step from the KKK,” city council member Beth Gottstein told the Kansas City Star. “My world is totally rocked by this. We fight this every day. I am grieving for my friends in the Hispanic community.”

Border Patrol agent wants federal trial

A Border Patrol agent charged with murder in the shooting of an illegal immigrant is asking to have his case moved from state to federal court, and prosecutors aren’t objecting.

Lawyers for Nicholas Corbett argue that the agent’s actions were necessary and proper to perform his duties as a federal law enforcement agent, so he is immune from state prosecution under the U.S. Constitution.

They have asked the U.S. District Court in Tucson to take over the case and asked Cochise County Superior Court this week to send the case to federal court.

Cochise County Attorney Ed Rheinheimer said Thursday that the petition “comes as no surprise, and we don’t see any grounds to oppose it. We’ll just let it run its course.”

Sean Chapman, one of Corbett’s lawyers, said he could not comment because the motion was pending before a federal court.

Corbett pleaded not guilty Aug. 20 to second-degree murder, manslaughter and negligent homicide in the shooting of Francisco Javier Dominguez Rivera, 22, of Puebla, Mexico.

Corbett, 39, told a supervisor he shot Dominguez Rivera on June 12 near the border east of Naco after the man threatened him with a rock. Witnesses said Corbett shot him without provocation.

Mexican Government Increasing Fight Against US Immigration Laws

By: Sher Zieve

In yet another attempt of a foreign government to end US immigration laws and create a no-holds-barred open southern border scenario, the Mexican Senate has “ruled” that the USA has no right to deport illegal-alien Mexicans from its country. Citing the recent ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) deportation of, at least, two-time-offender illegal alien Elvira Arellano, Mexican Senator Humberto Zazue said: “We cannot remain quiet in view of this injustice and must ask for firm action from our authorities!” Firm action from our authorities? What is Zazue advocating? Increased violence from Mexican “authorities” at our southern border, perhaps? Is this another step in Mexico’s plan to take portions of the US as Mexican territories?

Note: It already appears that Mexico has a growing number of the US Border Patrol “leadership” members in their back pockets. As a prime example, West Texas Laredo US Border Patrol Chief Carlos X. Carrillo has firmly decided that protecting the southern border from both illegals and drug smugglers is not the job of the USBP. In no uncertain terms, Carrillo strongly advised Laredo citizens: “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The Border Patrol’s job is not to stop illegal immigrants. The Border Patrol’s job is not to stop narcotics or contraband or narcotics. The Border Patrol’s mission is not to stop criminals!” Carrillo goes on to say: “The Border Patrol’s mission is to stop terrorists and terrorist weapons from entering the country.” Really? Then tell me, Mr. Carrillo, how do you know a terrorist is a terrorist unless you stop and interrogate those attempting to illegally enter the country? And further, Mr. Carrillo, who rendered the decision that the USBP’s role at the border was not to apprehend illegals and/or drug dealers? Was it your boss? Or, is this simply your personal foreign policy agenda? From Carrillo’s pronouncements, one must assume that illegal crossings of “workers” and drug smuggling gang members run rampant in Laredo.

Unreported in the main stream media was Mexico’s threat to charge trade tariffs on U.S. imports if the U.S. proceeded with the border fence and current immigration law. They have complained to the U.N. about the border fence and our immigration laws, yet it remains a felony to enter Mexico illegally along with two years of jail time-unless you have enough money to pay off an official. They have a captive audience with the U.N. since the U.N. does not recognize the concept of illegal aliens. The U.N. uses the term regular migrate and irregular migrate. The U.N. is a strong advocate of open borders.

The above scenarios are not cherry picked highlights of the year , but just this past week, and represent just a few examples.

It is paramount as to who wins the next presidential election as far as national security is concerned. I am not sure if a Democrat could conceivably do as much damage as Bush has done to erode our national security via our borders. It is irrelevant what past administrations have done concerning illegal immigration. 9/11 should have changed the rules concerning our borders and the 600,000 unaccounted for criminal and expired visa aliens in the country, but it has escaped Senor Bush’s myopic vision of a open border continent.

As far the Republicans presidential candidate front runners go, Giuliani turned New York into a sanctuary city for illegal immigrants and would doubtfully change the direction of U.S. border security even though his city was attacked by illegal aliens with expired visas. John McCain is pro amnesty for illegal aliens and co-authored the bill offering amnesty. Tom Tancredo and Duncan Hunter are the only two candidates in the race at the moment that have the capability of drawing a line in the sand and not only halting this invasion but reversing it. They are the only two candidates that would have the foresight to suspend NAFTA and anything related to it until the Mexican government starts legitimately working to curb the flow illegal aliens into the U.S. and we get illegal immigration to a manageable level. It is well past time for someone to play hard ball with the Mexican government. There is a time for diplomacy and a time for action. It is time for action.

The Arizona Resistance Blog invites you to read much more from Jim Byrd at A Skewed View.

Virginia Gutierrez; Victim Of Illegal Alien Parents

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When 18 year old Virginia Gutierrez was pulled over last August 11th in Phoenix for driving with her lights off, the last thing she probably expected was that she would be deported back to Mexico in less than a week. The honors student graduate from North High School, who had received a fair share of scholarship money and was planning to attend ASU, was an illegal alien.

Her supporters are trying to get her sent back to the U.S. and are screaming accusations of injustice and unfairness. Injustice? It would appear that justice has been served. Unfairness? Well, I’ll agree with that. It was unfair that her lawbreaking parents didn’t care enough about her future to have their daughter LEGALLY educated in the United States. It was unfair that though they knew they were unlawfully residing in America and reaping the benefits of an education for Virginia at the taxpayers expense, that they allowed her to become complacent in the knowledge that she was here illegally. No matter how well she did in school, no matter how friendly and nice she was, no matter how pretty and bright… she was an illegal alien who would forever be limited in her future and her freedom without proof of citizenship. The law is the law. Justice was served and, life is unfair.

It would appear that Virginia Gutierrez is continuing to exhibit that she is far more intelligent than her lawbreaking parents who brought her across the border when she was only a child. Rather than risk forced deportation proceedings and not be allowed back into the U.S. for a minimum of ten years, she voluntarily accepted deportation where she can now, while in Mexico, apply for a student visa. She will most likely return to the U.S. under such a visa and hopefully for her sake, apply for citizenship. With a little luck and her continued good grades and work ethic, she just might be a U.S. citizen by the time she graduates college.

As for her parents, they have no one to blame for this but themselves. They continue to hide in the shadows and live the lives of criminals trying to cheat the system and ignore the laws of citizenship. While their daughter has paid the price for their criminal behavior and is attempting to go about things the legal and correct way, her parents sit here comfortably in the U.S. and yell accusations of injustice and unfairness. Mr. and Mrs. Gutierrez, there is much you can learn from your daughter.

We wish the best of luck to Virginia.  We hope she is able to secure a student visa post haste and continue her education.  We hope she applies for citizenship and becomes an American citizen.

** It should be noted that when this was first posted we had a very nice complementary picture of Virginia.  Apparently we were not “allowed” to use the original and it was removed.  Therefore, we were forced to use the only other picture available.  That being, her police mugshot from the evening news.

AFL-CIO More Interested In Protecting Illegal Alliens Than American Workers

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Commentary:  It’s long been understood that American unions put high priority on increasing membership.  What is crucial for you to realize is that they will quickly dump the American worker and any allegiance to the red, white and blue if they can continue to get hordes of illegal workers to pay dues.

The AFL-CIO is selling out the American worker.

(AP) The Social Security Administration cannot start sending out letters to employers next week containing notification of more serious penalties for knowingly hiring illegal immigrants, a federal judge ruled Friday.

Ruling on a lawsuit by the nation’s largest federation of labor unions against the U.S. government, U.S. District Judge Maxine Chesney granted a temporary restraining order prohibiting the so-called “no-match” letters from going out as planned starting Tuesday.

The AFL-CIO lawsuit, filed this week, claims that new Department of Homeland Security rules outlined in accompanying letters threaten to violate workers’ rights and unfairly burden employers. Chesney said the court needs “breathing room” before making any decision on the legality of new penalties aimed at cracking down on the hiring of illegal immigrants.

She set the next hearing on the matter for Oct. 1.

Read more here.

Immigration Manifesto – A European Conservative Look At Things

Commentary:   First off, European conservatism is something that I thought was all but extinct.  That said, Doctors Ole and Jens posted the following on their site Honest Thinking.  While many of the conservatives that I correspond and speak with may find this a bit liberal at first, there is certainly plenty of conserva-speak and much to think about in it’s assertions.  I would have to concur with KD in his assessment of this manifesto.  I don’t think it’s alltogether applicable to America, it’s society, or it’s culture.  Although like KD said, it does provide a great place to start a dialogue.

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Immigration manifesto

The immigration policies currently in vogue in most Western countries show increasing signs of being unsustainable, and the associated problems are likely to grow ever more severe in the coming years. This is one of the largest ethical dilemmas of our time. We therefore believe the entire foundation for the prevailing regime needs to be reconsidered, and submit this manifesto as a starting point for reasoning about these challenges.

  1. It is a moral duty to promote human rights all over the world.
  2. The concept of human rights must not be confused with any particular legal implementation or formulation of that concept, since such explications could contain internal inconsistencies or imply consequences that would cause conflict with the previous tenet.
  3. The worth of a human being is independent of his or her gender, religion, ethnic background, sexual preferences, culture, language, and other such markers.
  4. Cooperation across cultural, language, religious, and ethnic borders is desirable and necessary.
  5. Even so, culture, language, religion, and ethnicity are instrumental in establishing each individual’s identity, and thus central in forming his or her sense of belonging and loyalty. Any policy aimed at sustainability must take this into account.
  6. It is therefore legitimate for any sovereign state to implement restrictions towards non-citizens in such a way that control over its demographic development is retained.
  7. It is unacceptable, without foregoing careful consideration and proper democratic processes, that political dispositions be made to alter the demographic composition of a state in such a way that its stability, its inner cohesion, and the mutual loyalty of its population be threatened.

We are apprehensive of individuals, organizations, and other legal entities that try to quench free and open debate on the above issues, and regard such political actors as having little or no legitimacy in questions of democracy and human rights. Moreover, ideologies and political movements whose goals are irreconcilable with the above tenets should be considered devoid of moral and intellectual integrity, unless they are able to justify said discrepancy.


Ole Jørgen Anfindsen, Ph.D., editor,
HonestThinking

Jens Tomas Anfindsen, Ph.D., editor, HonestThinking 

Katie’s Dad posted these comments on his site regarding this Immigration Manifesto. 

There is definitely a lot of the European mind at work here, even if it is conservative. No doubt, these are conservative words, but they are flavored by the European experience.

  1. I disagree with the notion that we have a moral duty to promote human rights all over the world.  Just as surely as all cultures are not equal, most cultures have divergent views regarding morality and human rights.   I believe that our duty to other nations and cultures ends with Winthrop’s “city on a hill” concept, perhaps as reprised by Reagan.  Our only moral duty is to seek higher good in America through human freedom so that we can be an example that other nations not yet so blessed might emulate if they desire. That is as far as I’m willing to go with it. Making it a “moral duty” to directly affect the mores or human rights policies and practices of other lands is inviting the hubris of full-time interventionism. It risks hunting neoconservative snipes that would entangle us with foreign enemies and alliances far beyond what is prudent, or what was prescribed by our founding fathers.
  2. Placing caveats on the first point isn’t really a second point. It’s acknowledging a weakness in the original proposition. It says that point one needs work.
  3. I would define the “worth of a human being” quite differently. My writing of it would go something like this: “The worth of every individual, at conception, is identical and divinely equivalent. At that point differentiation begins, and it continues throughout each life thanks to myriad things that affect the character of every individual. A person’s “worth” is malleable, shaped by both intrinsic and extrinsic factors. The United States Declaration of Independence contends that all people are created equal; it does not say that all people are always equal, all the time. We must be wary not to equivocate through the use such charged ideas like “human worth;” when we start thinking this way, it opens the door for political correctness to gain a foothold from which it can play its leveling game. We will be too soon tempted to insist that all men are of equal worth all of the time regardless of whatever influences to which they have been subjected. That’s socialism.”
  4. I’ll agree that cooperation across cultural, language, religious, and ethnic borders is usually necessary, but it isn’t always desirable. It should only be undertaken with hefty doses of skepticism, intolerance and caution.
  5. This fifth point is merely a modifier of the fourth. Maybe the fourth and fifth point should be combined: “Heritage, culture, language, religion, and ethnicity are instrumental in establishing each individual’s identity and essential to the development of a healthy sense of belonging. Every action by government must take this into account. While cooperation across cultural, language, religious, and ethnic borders is often necessary, it is not always desirable because of its potential to undermine a healthy sense of belonging throughout a population. Engage with others often; trust only when prudent and necessary; and, assert the primacy of one’s similars at all times.
  6. This was pretty good.  It is not only legitimate, but history renders it prescriptive, that every sovereign state has a right to and should be selective and restrict non-citizens that enter its territory in such a manner that its demographic traits are neither radically nor quickly altered by the impositions that aliens naturally make in relation to their numbers.
  7. This was pretty good too.  I’d add that no government in a republican form of democracy has a right to do anything that might alter the demographic composition of its nation without first obtaining the full, well-informed, long-considered and diligently vetted consent of the governed.

Jørgen and Jens made an admirable try, but there is too much in it that doesn’t apply to American experience. I hope that this is just the beginning of a dialog. We need to have this with the native stock people of our ancestral source nations; we’re all in this Western Civilization boat together. And we face problems too similar not to share wisdom.

Surprise! RidersUSA Strikes Again

 RidersUSA in Surprise, AZ

This time in the City of Surprise, Arizona.  RidersUSA in conjunction with other groups and private citizens arrived in Surprise, a suburb of Phoenix to take over and protest on a vacant lot that has been a Mecca for illegal alien day laborers.  The site has been watched for quite some time and has been known to host over a hundred day laborers waiting for lawbreaking businesses and contractors to come by and illegally pick them up for cheap labor and slave wages.

 Some of us.

According to US Code TITLE 8, Chapter 12, Sub. 2, Part 9 1324a;  it is in violation of federal law to hire illegal aliens.  Yet, dozens upon dozens of contractors and businesses do it everyday at the intersection of Greenway Road & Grand Avenue.  So much so that illegal alien day laborers show up there everyday waiting to be picked up.

The City of Surprise is trying to pass an ordinance making this activity illegal.  Due to many rallys and events being held the same day throughout the valley, only a small contingent of RidersUSA was available for this location on Saturday to help lend support to the ordinance.  Many private citizens joined us.  Several people who saw us protesting, parked their cars, picked up a sign, and joined us in our effort.  

 The Good Doctor

A wonderful American Patriot whom I will refer to as The Good Doctor, was out on Grand Ave. and Greenway with her bull horn stating the laws chapter and verse.  She is a brilliant woman armed to the teeth with facts and knowledge.  She’s pretty funny too.  She got out of her car, walked up to the group of bikers getting signs together and said, “Good morning girls, let’s get to work!”  With that, our little protest had begun.

Sally Davis of Oregon’s Mom Helping To Stop Illegal Alien Day Laborer Pick-up Locations In Arizona.

Sally Davis of Oregon, your mother wanted you to know she was there.

There was a HUGE show of support from the Surprise Police Dept., the El Mirage Police Dept. and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Dept.  All three agencies were on site during the protest and did a wonderful job in keeping the peace over what was a rather irate gathering of illegal alien opposition.  We showed up on what they regarded as “their turf”.  These illegals had obviously never been confronted in such a manner as this in their own front yard.  It’s about time. 

 Does this look like someone who wants to be an American citizen?

On several occasions throughout the morning we were politely confronted by what I assume to be American citizens of Hispanic ancestry and asked to explain our opposition to “people just looking for work”.  We politely did, and in a few cases parted ways agreeing to disagree.  Most other times the inquirers where not really at all interested in our stance in the issue.  They said their piece and when we attempted to explain ours, we were called modern Nazis.  Ironic when you consider that the La Raza pro illegal immigrant mindset appears to be based in Mexican “national socialism”.  By nature of the definition, that would make them the Nazis.

There was one jerk that showed up in support of the lawless illegal aliens claiming to be a former Glendale police officer who quit “because of the politics”, and obviously no longer had any respect for the law.  He looked rather young.  If he in fact left the force after only seven years, he must have joined the force when he was twelve.  This guy was a clown.  If he and his ilk are the ones promoting the illegal alien amnesty mistake, we may just have a good chance to continue defeating it. 

Buffalo Rick 

The guy made the mistake of mouthing off to Buffalo Rick.  Rick is not one to back down in an argument.  In fact, he will verbally bury you quickly.  One thing NOBODY should EVER do is question the man’s patriotism and loyalty to America and the American dream.  There are several people in America today that whether you agree or disagree with their opinions, they’ve earned the right through brutal bloody sacrifice and service to this country to voice their opinion.  Buffalo Rick is one of those people.  He’s an honest to goodness American hero.  He doesn’t need some punk ass kid who has proven himself to be a traitor to his country and a quitter in his community trying to lecture him on anything.  You’re part of the problem kid.  Grow up and be an American.

All in all it was a good morning.  We definitely stirred the pot with our presence. 

Veiw more pictures here.

Border Security and The Truth

 Beware the Trojan Piñata.

The following piece by Jim Byrd at A Skewed View tells it like it is.  I appreciate Jim bringing this viewpoint to my attention.  The solution could in fact reside in the messege and integrity of one man.  History has taught us that many times it takes someone from “outside the box” and unwilling to conform to the status quo, to resolve the problems within.

If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed, if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not so costly, you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance for survival. There may be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no chance of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.–Winston Churchill

The threats to our national security in the order of their threat level:

  1. George Bush’s lack of immigration enforcement since 9-11. His immigration plan would be the equivalent of putting bars on all the windows in the front of your house, adding three additional deadbolts to the front door, installing a state of the art alarm, placing armed guards in the front of the house and at the same time you leave the back door wide open and place signs in the front yard saying” come around back the door is open.” We were attacked on our soil by people who should not have been here. The absolute first thing would have been to shut down the borders and run anyone coming into this country from a middle eastern background under the microscope and find any and everyone not supposed to be here i.e. the 600,000 criminal illegals from around the world with expired visas, crimes, etc. that are still unaccounted for. Engaging in a war with a country that posed no direct threat to this country without addressing our borders and illegal infiltration is nothing short of ignorant. If a group of caucasians bombed a holy site in an Arabic country you could expect nothing less than the tables being turned. And justifiably so. It is the only effective way to stop it in it’s tracks.
  2. Michael Chertoff and the Office of Home Land Security. This weed is allegedly in charge of enforcing the laws that are on the books with regards to immigration and national security. Rather than focusing on building the border fence that has been mandated and funded, he has spent his time parading around the country as a politician and lobbyist trying to sell Bush’s snake oil immigration plan. His department is also responsible for the idiotic screening process at the airports. A 75 year old nun in a wheelchair is just as likely to be searched as a person who would fit the profile of someone who would be the most likely to commit an act of terrorism. You know who I am talking about. Keep in mind that not all Muslims are terrorist, but nearly all terrorist are Muslims. This should be tattooed on Chertoff’s forehead in an inverted fashion so he sees it every time he looks in the mirror. Michael Chertoff and the Homeland Security Agency would be better served consulting with odds makers in Vegas on who would be a more likely candidate as a terrorist, a nun or a person of middle eastern ancestry chanting Allah rather than bowing to political correctness for their inane procedures. In Vegas the house always comes out ahead.
  3. Alberto Gonzales and the Justice Department who is in the pocket of the Mexican government when it comes to prosecuting Border Agents vis a vis illegal aliens and drug smugglers. And for allowing the Mexican government to be involved in any capacity in the cases and witnesses being investigated on the U.S. side of the border.
  4. The Democrat controlled Congress has not passed any law or policy to weaken our national security-yet. They have tried but their efforts have so far been benign. They have been chipping away at the intelligence gathering procedures at Guantanamo Bay. The Democrats and their left wing loons are still wringing their hands over the tactics used to coerce intelligence from the prisoners there concerning national intelligence. If one of their children or spouses were captured and held hostage with threats of being beheaded and they had one hour alone with someone who knew the location of the hostage and they had anything at their disposal to get the information, what would they do? That should be the standard for extracting information.
  5. Al Qaeda comes in at fifth because even though they would attack us on our soil again, they are not a direct threat unless they are here. The misguided policies that have been in place since 9-11 and the political correctness that is driving our national security policy is the only avenue they need to execute an attack. They are here and the only thing keeping more from coming into this country is Chertoff and his Home Land Security Department. The Bush administration can expand F.I.S.A. all you want and listen to whatever they want but until all threats are eradicated from our back yard and their entrance into the U.S. is cut off, you can expect nothing less than another attack here.

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