Monday, April 26, 2010
Arizona and the Invasion
As I have watched many of the actions of the Imperial Federal Government over the years slowly strip states of their rights (through either restrictive legislation, or more likely, the carrot/stick approach on funding), one thing the feds have consistently pissed away, and is actually a role the federal government, is dealing with the issue of illegal immigration.
Enter the border state of Arizona. Last week, they passed legislation that, in essence, takes a federal responsibility and makes it a state one.
Now, the Obama administration and the Imperial Congress, in an attempt to get the control they just lost back and gain more control of one of those "minority voter blocs" that gets them reelected, have not only condemned the state law, but are making a push for immigration "reform" (read as "amnesty").
Now I'm not going to go into too much detail on the law, as everyone is either praising it as the only answer ever or condemning it as the return of the Soviet Union. Like most things, the answer is probably somewhere in between, like the horribly vilified, but mostly intact (under Obama now) Patriot Act. More on that in a minute.
The fact is that this law (like the aforementioned Patriot Act) is a reaction to a problem. So let's start with defining the problem. And that problem is that we have a porous, chaotic, and violent southern border, no clear enforcement on immigration policy, a border country that encourages border jumping (and has assloads of corrupt police), a vibrant (and increasingly violent) illegal drug trade, a better lifestyle for the poor here than the average person there, and a history of inconsistency, lax regulation, and periodic amnesty.
In short, the federal government really hasn't done anything to solve the problems, and has actually made them worse. So what do you do when the feds consistently fail to do what they're supposed to do. You take on the responsibility your damn self. And that's what Arizona did, making it a state law and a local law enforcement duty to find out if suspected illegals were illegal.
Now as to the law, I haven't studied the exact language, so I'm not going to render an absolutist opinion. I think it was most certainly a necessary law to pass. But, like the Patriot Act, there might be provisions that are open to abuse, and there may be things that are unconstitutional. I'll leave that to the courts to sort out. As for the feds not cooperating? That's why they passed the law in the first place.
And as for the race whores (including the thoroughly non-Hispanic Al Sharpton) as well as the amnesty crowd, you halfwits are a joke. You wouldn't even have a law to vent over in Arizona if it wasn't that race crap that prevented Washington, in its never ending pursuit of votes and cash, from failing to ignore dumb shit and actually apply the laws as written.
Of course, the biggest victims are in Arizona. It's the people who have seen the destruction and chaos in their own towns that this joke of an immigration policy has wrought. It's all the legal immigrants, who bring wonderful cultures (and kickass food) into this melting pot of a country. And it's even a large number of the illegals, who are right in wanting to come to America for opportunities they'd never get in their shithole countries, but horribly wrong in how they go about it, and live with a constantly changing social and political landscape.
In the end, this situation is the doing of people that have no will to be hard but fair. And it's the continued obstruction of those asshats that will make getting this law cleaned up and applied fairly a nearly impossible task. So when it falls short, or some court tosses out the baby with the bath water, we'll be back where we started, facing a continued invasion. Oh well, at least they'll probably get health care at some point....
Scribed by Patrick M at 4:43 PM