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Ridiculous action by current Administration on illegal immigration

How stupid can Obama and his people be? Listen to Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, she has it right.

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June 29, 2010 Posted by | Concerns, Hap Ki Do, Politics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Support Arizona

I support the state of Arizona in its stance against illegal immigration. It is a shame the our Federal Government is not able to properly protect our countries borders and the states are now becoming responsible for the task. What’s even worse is the fools that think the bill/law is designed to harass “hispanics”… read the bill/law and you will find that they have no clue what is really in the law. Simply put the state of Arizona is going to enforce the Federal immigration law.

ONLY IF SOMEONE HAS BROKEN THE LAW WILL THEIR CITIZENSHIP BE QUESTIONED AND ONLY IF THERE IS PROBABLE CAUSE.

If you don’t believe me then read the law.

I found it here: http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/49leg/2r/bills/sb1070s.pdf which is on the Arizona State Legislature web site. Or you can see the text on the Arizona page here.

More…

Here is a conversation with Ted Poe and Eric Holder:

It’s tough to understand how these guys, Holder, Obama, etc…, can keep their jobs or get jobs if they don’t read. See below…

Link to the Fox News web site where the info below was taken:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/05/14/transcript-holder-hot-seat-arizona-immigration-law/

The following is a partial transcript of the House Judiciary Committee hearing Thursday. This portion contains the exchange between Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, and Attorney General Eric Holder over whether Holder has read the Arizona immigration law.

REP. TED POE:  So Arizona, since the federal government fails to secure the border, desperately passed laws to protect its own people. The law is supported by 70 percent of the people in Arizona, 60 percent of all Americans and 50 percent of all Hispanics, according to The Wall Street Journal/NBC poll done just this week. And I understand that you may file a lawsuit against the law. It seems to me the administration ought to be enforcing border security and immigration laws and not challenge them and that the administration is on the wrong side of the American people. Have you read the Arizona law?

ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER: I have not had a chance to — I’ve glanced at it. I have not read it.

POE: It’s 10 pages. It’s a lot shorter than the health care bill, which was 2,000 pages long. I’ll give you my copy of it, if you would like to — to have a copy.

Even though you haven’t read the law, do you have an opinion as to whether it’s constitutional

HOLDER: I have not really — I have not been briefed yet. We, as I said, have had underway a review of the law. I have not been briefed by the people who have been responsible — who are responsible for that review.

POE: Are you going to read the law?

HOLDER: I’m sure I will read the law in anticipation of that briefing. I know that they will put that in front of me, and I’ll spend a good evening reading that law.

POE: Well, I’ve gone through it. And it’s pretty simple. It takes the federal law and makes it — enacts it in a state statute, although makes it much more refined in that it actually says in one of the sections that no state or subdivision may consider race, color, national origin in implementing the requirements of any subsection of this law.

It seems to outlaw racial profiling in the law. I know there’s been a lot of media hype about the — the legislation. Do you see a difference in the constitutionality of a statute and the constitutionality of the application of that statute? Do you see there’s a difference in those two?

HOLDER: Sure, there is a potential for challenging a law on its face and then challenging a law as it is applied. So there are two bases for challenging a particular statute.

POE: And when do you think you will have an opinion as to whether the law is constitutional?

HOLDER: I’ve used this term a lot, but I think this is — I think relatively soon. I think that we have to — there has been much discussion about this. The review is underway. The Department of Justice along with the Department of Homeland Security is involved in this review. And I would expect it — our view of the law will be expressed relatively soon.

POE: You have some concerns about the statute. And it’s — it’s hard for me to understand how you would have concerns about something being unconstitutional if you hadn’t even read the law.
It seems like you wouldn’t make a judgment about whether it violates civil rights statutes, whether it violates federal preemption concepts if you haven’t read the law. So can you help me out there a little bit, how you can make a judgment call on — on that, but you haven’t read the law and determined whether it’s constitutional or not?

HOLDER: Well, what I’ve said is that I’ve not made up my mind. I’ve only made — made the comments that I’ve made on the basis of things that I’ve been able to glean by reading newspaper accounts, obviously, television, talking to people who are on the review panel, on the review team looking at the law.

But I’ve not reached any conclusions as yet with regard to — I’ve just expressed concerns on the basis of what I’ve heard about the law. But I’m not in a position to say at this point, not having read the law, not having had the chance to interact with the people who are doing the review, exactly what my position is.

May 14, 2010 Posted by | Concerns, General, Politics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cinco De Mayo and being an American

The holiday of Cinco De Mayo, The 5th Of May, commemorates the victory of the Mexican militia over the French army at The Battle Of Puebla in 1862. It is primarily a regional holiday celebrated in the Mexican state capital city of Puebla and throughout the state of Puebla, with some limited recognition in other parts of Mexico, and especially in U.S. cities with a significant Mexican population. It is not, as many people think, Mexico’s Independence Day, which is actually September 16. (http://www.mexonline.com/cinco-de-mayo.htm)

Explain to me why this is celebrated in the USA? If you are of Mexican heritage from the region of Puebla then I can understand some pride but why the hell has it become a defacto celebration in the USA? I would be willing to bet that most of the Mexicans (used to represent those here legally) are not from the Puebla area.

This is the USA where we have one National flag.

Absolutely no other flag should fly above it and only one can fly equal to it, the Texas flag.

All this “the flag is offensive” crying is nothing more that a load of crap.  Does anyone remember these words an KNOW what they mean?

I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands: one Nation under God, indivisible, With Liberty and Justice for all.

I Pledge Allegiance: I Promise to be faithful and true (Promise my loyalty)

to the flag: to the emblem that stands for and represents

of the United States: all 50 states, each of them individual, and individually represented on the flag

of America: yet formed into a UNION of one Nation.

and to the Republic: And I also pledge my loyalty to the Government that is itself a Republic, a form of government where the PEOPLE are sovereign,

for which it stands,: this government also being represented by the Flag to which I promise loyalty.

one Nation under God,: These 50 individual states are united as a single Republic under the Divine providence of God, “our most powerful resource” (according to the words of President Eisenhower)

Indivisible,: and cannot be separated.   (This part of the original version of the pledge was written just 30 years after the beginning of the Civil War and demonstrates the unity sought in the years after that divisive period in our history)

with Liberty: The people of this Nation being afforded the freedom to pursue “life, liberty, and happiness”,

and Justice: And each person entitled to be treated justly, fairly, and according to proper law and principle,

for All.: And these principles afforded to EVERY AMERICAN, regardless of race, religion, color, creed, or any other criteria.   Just as the flag represents 50 individual states that cannot be divided or separated, this Nation represents millions of people who cannot be separated or divided.

The bottom line is simple: This is the United States of America not some middle eastern country, not Mexico, etc… If you come here LEGALLY you are welcome but you must become an American and not try to change the ways of the USA to that of the country you left. If you wish to change it the go back to where you came. There is a very small number of people that can trace their ancestry to ONLY the USA, most of us have roots from other countries but choose to be Americans and call it home.

May 13, 2010 Posted by | Concerns, General, Politics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment