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I do my part as best I can in staying current on the immigration issues by subscribing to what I believe is the best source of information on immigration available, NumbersUSA. Once you have joined for free, they make it very easy to receive their newsletter and they also provide an “Action Board” that enables free faxing to your representatives on important votes. If you have not heard of them or visited their site, you can check them out here: http://www.numbersusa.com/content/node. I was recently encouraged to see the “Dream Act” fail to get enough votes for cloture in the Senate. This was in large part due to the organizing efforts of NumbersUSA.
I don’t know about you, but I am still actively following the controversy over the newly enacted immigration laws in Arizona. Well, today I get an email from my sister who passes along this little quote from Arizona Governor Jan Brewer regarding opposition to the laws by a local businessman. The owner of the Phoenix Suns basketball team, Robert Sarver, opposes AZ’s new immigration laws. Governor Brewer released the following statement in response to Sarver’s criticism of the new law:
“What if the owners of the Suns discovered that hordes of people were sneaking into games without paying? What if they had a good idea who the gate-crashers are, but the ushers and security personnel were not allowed to ask these folks to produce their ticket stubs, thus non-paying attendees couldn’t be ejected. Furthermore, what if the Suns’ ownership was expected to provide those who sneaked in with complimentary eats and drink? And what if, on those days when a gate-crasher became ill or injured, the Suns and to provide free medical care and shelter?”
- Arizona Governor Jan Brewer
What if, indeed Mr. Sarver? Would you be OK with gate-crashers invading the Phoenix Suns/America West Arena? Would you be OK with not being able to ask them for their tickets to prove their right to be there? Would you be OK with not being able to ask a non-paying customer to leave? Would you be OK with having to provide them with complimentary food and drink, medical care, shelter, and an education? I think not!
It is a sign of our times and the secularization of America by liberal socialist thinking that we pander to the Hispanic community this way. I am sure that Mr. Sarver wants to keep the house full and that the Suns do have a large legal Hispanic base of fans. His position may be politically correct and may even make some business sense. But come on, if it was your business being vandalized as our dear country is, wouldn't you sing a different tune?
This scenario is no different than what our liberal politicians do when they claim to be for law and order but refuse to take a stand for our country by enforcing our current laws, at the expense of loosing these voters. It is a “cash cow” of renewing votes. Ignore the problem, pander to the legal Hispanic community on behalf of illegal aliens, let time pass while doing nothing and allow more potential voters to enter the country. Repeat step one.
It is time for a full court press on defeating the liberal amnesty proposals in all of its forms and for implementing complete border security now. Let’s hope Mr. Boehner and our newly elected Representatives will actually come through for us and that we the people will keep the pressure on the rest of them to manage the country the way the majority of voters want. We did it in the elections of 2010 and we can do even more in 2012.
© 2010 Rick Coplin