Rooted in Reason: Nurturing the Seeds of Liberty


No Good Deed Goes Unpunished by grassroothawaii
June 22, 2010, 3:38 pm
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By Kyle Shiroma

Supporters of the Arizona Immigration law just got slammed with another major obstacle as the federal government prepares to sue the state of Arizona.  While Arizona Governor Jan Brewer was outraged that this news came to her via an Ecuadorian reporter rather than the federal government itself, she said, “We are not going to back away from this issue. We are going to pursue it, we’re going to be very aggressive. We’ll meet them in court… And we will win. The population of America agrees with Arizona.”

When it comes to hypocritical actions, this is as close as it gets to a defining case.  The Arizona Immigration law, when scrutinized closely, was revealed to be little more than a reverberation of the national policy which states that it is illegal to be in Arizona illegally.  President Obama, however, sees this differently as both he and Attorney General Eric Holder have sharply criticized the new bill that goes into effect on July 29.  Arizona taxpayers spend about $1.3 billion every year in an attempt to “educate, medically treat, and incarcerate illegal aliens in the state” , and the federal government has done little to help stem the tide of illegal immigrants that pour across Arizona’s borders.

What’s also disturbing about this potential lawsuit is that it shows just how big the federal government is attempting to become.  The Arizona immigration law was passed due to the lack of action of the federal government in helping the residents of Arizona to deal with the problem of illegal immigration.  Now that the state of Arizona has taken up the task of dealing with the illegal immigration problem, the federal government plans to sue them because the President feels that the federal government should make decisions about immigration policies.  There is nothing so terribly wrong and unconstitutional about the immigration law that requires a major lawsuit against the state of Arizona, save that it takes away some responsibility of the federal government under President Obama.

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Kyle– I wonder why there has been no discussion about why Arizona should not consider leaving the USA due to lack of support.

Comment by Dick Rowland

Hmmm, California- Broke. Majority of hospitals in California are closing and they state is broke. They spent billions of dollars taking care of the illegals in their state. Arizona is trying to prevent that. Also, the bill follows the federal law (which is not being reinforced)and as a matter of fact is a little more lenient. According to the constitution, any state can adopt a federal law and make it a state law.

Comment by Linda O'Grady




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