5 Guiding Principles to Properly Address Illegal Immigration

    Passions have been high lately regarding the push in AZ and TX legislating state enforcement of immigration law.  On the one hand, every country, especially one facing hard economic times, has a right to reasonable immigration laws and to enforce them. Its simple and straightforward, and the economic impact on those who lose jobs they would have but for the illegal immigration are unjustly being | Read More »

    Arizona, Washington, and the Failure of Comprehensive Legislation

    There’s been an enormous amount of heat and not much light on the new Arizona immigration law. I lose track from time to time of which state the Left is hating at the moment – I believe in the past year or so we’ve been through at least Massachusetts, Louisiana, Texas, Alaska, Virginia and Arizona, but I could be missing a few – but the | Read More »

    Arizona Forces A Decision

    “If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.”-Geddy Lee Immigration always becomes a dirty issue. It’s dirty, because it reveals a lot of truth about people, and the society they live in. In America, it reveals a very ugly truth about our governing class. They want the power of government without the grungy, necessary work of having to govern. They want | Read More »

    Putting to bed that whole racial profiling deal

    The absolutely worst argument I keep hearing against Arizona’s law banning illegal aliens, is that somehow it was going to be racist in its implementation. A bunch of ignorant folk seem to have this idea about those of us in the southwest who oppose illegal immigration, that we see brown-skinned folk and think illegal! I’ve been dismissing this idea since I first ran into it, | Read More »

    Illegals leaving AZ now that being illegal is… illegal.

    I’m pretty sure this was the point. “Nobody wants to pick us up,” Julio Loyola Diaz says in Spanish as he and dozens of other men wait under the shade of palo verde trees and lean against a low brick wall outside the east Phoenix home improvement store. Many day laborers like Diaz say they will leave Arizona because of the law, which also makes | Read More »

    I Trust AZ LE Officials

    I trust law enforcement in Arizona.  They read in these spaces just as we do and they will continue to some extent – as always – to desire the good opinion of their fellows. Profiling will not be required in order to have a major impact – purely behavioral indicators can be relied upon just as they are now.  I have a teeny bit of | Read More »

    Arizona Immigration Law Right on Role of Government

    Arizona’s newly passed law requiring police to determine the immigration status of persons suspected of being in the country illegally has created a firestorm of controversy in all the usual quarters on the left. Democrats and liberal pundits decry the state’s attempt to get a handle on its burgeoning illegal immigration problem as heavy-handed, inherently discriminatory, and racist. President Obama calls the law “misguided,” Rev. | Read More »

    The Constitution Is The Rule Of Law On Illegal Immigration

    A few years ago I posted a 13 part series on The Constitution. I am by no means a Constitutional scholar but do believe as a citizen of this Nation is it my responsibility to know our Constitution and understand the true and real intent of our Founders in writing this wonderful document. While the Declaration of Independence establishes our God given rights of ,”life, | Read More »

    On Arizona…

    “Whaaaaaaaaaaaa,” cries the Executive Office of the President, as Arizona passes an immigration law of questionable substance. “The federal government is bad at its job!” Why? There are at least four agencies in charge of immigration policy: Department of Justice – Executive Office for Immigration Review Department of Homeland Security – Bureau of Citizenship & Immigration Services Department of Homeland Security – Bureau of Immigration | Read More »

    People No, Votes Yes

    When you threaten a cash crop of potential voters the Democrat Party will react like a cornered cobra, perhaps worse. Had this new law in Arizona targeted say, Irish immigrants or say, Russian immigrants would the outrage be as ferocious? Perhaps not, and do you know why? Many of you here know why but I’ll pretend I’m giving a speech to a crowd of liberal | Read More »

    Mushrooms and Immigration

    Kennett Square, Pennsylvania is known as the “Mushroom Capital of the World”. In this small town, located about 30 miles outside of Philadelphia, mushroom growing has evolved over the past 100 years into a multi-million dollar industry. Every year, the residents of Chester County enjoy the Annual Mushroom Festival that draws thousands of people from all over the state. The output of mushrooms from here | Read More »

    Swastikas Against Racism

    Now the AP is reporting that the protests against Arizona’s crackdown on illegal immigration “intensified Monday as vandals smeared refried beans in the shape of swastikas on the state Capitol’s windows.” That’s on top of Friday’s riots by anti-crackdown protestors. I’m sure we’ll see Democratic politicians and liberal talking heads rushing to the airwaves to denounce the racist protestors responsible for the swastikas and to | Read More »

    It’s Okay Because They Aren’t Tea Party Activists

    A riot broke out in Arizona during a protest of Arizona’s new immigration law.The rioters were against the immigration legislation. They began rioting when a single, solitary person showed up as a counter-protest in favor of the immigration legislation.The counter-protestor had to be escorted away by police for his own protection.I suspect were these tea party activists, the major networks would make this the top | Read More »

    Graham torpedoes cap-and-trade bill rollout.

    Because of the Democrats’ decision to make immigration a priority. Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-S.C.) decision to walk away from Senate talks on climate change and energy legislation  – at least for now – has prompted the measure’s remaining architects to scuttle Monday’s planned unveiling of the bill. [snip] Graham is upset over Democratic plans to take up immigration legislation this year – he accuses Democratic | Read More »

    Good John Smacks Down Obama Over AZ Immigration Bill

    Following Arizona’s passage of a tough new immigration law, Barack Obama described the law as “misguided” and implied that Arizona was being “irresponsible” by trying to protect its lawful citizens. Surprisingly (to me, at least), Senator John “the Maverick” McCain responded: “If the president doesn’t like what the Arizona Legislature and governor may be doing, then I call on the president to immediately call for | Read More »