Politics Over the Constitution; Bolton Blew It

30 07 2010

Cross posted from The Mortgage Guy:

Arizona’s new law addressing illegal immigration, SB 1070, was partially struck down by a Clinton appointed justice, Susan Bolton.  Both common sense and a look at our Constitution support the idea that the decision was based on politics as opposed to precedent or the Constitution itself.

The LA Times writes: (emphasis is mine)

In her 36-page decision, Bolton wrote that the provisions would have inevitably “swept up” legal immigrants and were “preempted” by the federal government’s immigration authority.

Preemption has to be based on federal authority as it pertains to immigration.  Where does the federal government government get it’s authority from and what is it limited by? Specifically, the Constitution states in the tenth Amendment:

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

The term immigration isn’t mentioned in the Constitution.  Thus it’s clear, the states never delegated the power to regulate it.  Some will argue however that under Article 1, Section 8, Congress was granted the right to regulate immigration because the states delegated the right to regulate naturalization.  This is the verbiage in the Constitution regarding naturalization:

To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;

The U.S.  Citizenship and Immigration Service says this about “naturalization”:

Naturalization is the process by which U.S. citizenship is granted to a foreign citizen or national after he or she fulfills the requirements established by Congress in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

Merriam Webster’s Dictionary defines “naturalize” as follows:

1 : to confer the rights of a national on; especially : to admit to citizenship

Answers.com defines “immigrate” as follows:

To enter and settle in a country or region to which one is not native.

Clearly naturalization and immigration are two distinctly separate terms.  One refers to the movement of people and the other refers to the process of granting citizenship.   It’s also clear that Congress was delegated the power to regulate naturalization as it is clear it was never granted powers to regulate immigration.  Immigration and naturalization are related terms that have totally different meanings.  To “naturalize” is not synonymous with to “immigrate”.

Bolton’s argument that the Arizona law is unconstitutional based on “preemption” of Congress’ power to regulate immigration is fallacious.  This is because Congress was only granted the power to regulate “naturalization”.  The power to regulate immigration has always been within the purview of the states.  Furthermore, those powers have never been delegated to Congress; thus Congress lacks the power to regulate immigration as per it’s Tenth Amendment.

While this administration gives lip service to the Constitution, it continues it’s assault on it and the people governed by it’s principles and laws.  As usual with Obama and his minions, potential cheap votes and retaining power trump the Constitution, the best interests of the country and that of it’s citizens.  The only good news here is that there are only 14 weeks before we the people can do something substantial.  With all damage Obama is doing to this country at break neck speed, it is absolutely essential that he be stopped come this November.  Our collective futures depend on it.

**This was contributed to The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email brianbonner90-at-gmail-dot-com and let us know at what level you would like to participate.**


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‘Everybody Draw Muhammad Day’ Advocate Rattled by Death Threats

22 07 2010

From Fox News:

The creator of a now-defunct “Everybody Draw Muhammad Day” page on Facebook fears she may be targeted for death now that the cartoonist who launched the online campaign has been placed on an execution list by a radical Yemeni-American cleric.

The 27-year-old Facebook page creator — a Canadian woman who asked not to be identified due to fears of reprisal — told FoxNews.com that she was visited at her home last week by Royal Canadian Mounted Police officials who advised her to remove her page and not to talk to reporters.This was reported on July 12th and by July 16th a new terrorist was added to a terror watch list. Now, if that helps this woman or not, I have no idea because the world is so lax when it comes to war on terror.
“I’m scared,” she said. “I’m scared that somebody might kill me.”

The woman created her version of “Everybody Draw Muhammad” in late April, days after a Seattle cartoonist launched the online campaign to protest Comedy Central’s censoring of an episode of “South Park,” in which the Prophet Muhammad was depicted wearing a bear costume. The Canadian woman said she will no longer act as the administrator of such a page.

“I just want to be quiet now,” she continued. “I wish I didn’t do this.”As part of “Inspire,” a 67-page English-language Al Qaeda magazine, Yemeni-American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki — who has been linked to the botched Times Square bombing and cited as inspiration for the Fort Hood massacre and the plot of two New Jersey men to kill U.S. soldiers — targeted the Seattle cartoonist for “assassination,” along with others who have participated in her campaign.

Then this happened.
From The AP:

WASHINGTON — The United Nations has added U.S.-born radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki to its terrorist list, requiring member countries to freeze his assets and ban his travel.

The action follows a similar move by the U.S. Treasury Department last week, and underscores the growing threat officials believe al-Awlaki represents as a terror recruiter and planner.

Based in Yemen, al-Awlaki has taken on a greater role with al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, leading to his placement earlier this year on a secret U.S. government list of terror targets to be captured or killed, according to U.S. officials.

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Arizona’s immigration law isn’t the only one

17 07 2010

This lawsuit should fail on the grounds the Constitution does not give the power to the federal government to make immigration laws just uniform rules of naturalization, which means citizenship even in the dictionary today. If it is not specifically stated in the Constitution it is left to the States. If you do not like what the Constitution says AMEND IT!

From the la times:

Colorado restricts illegal immigrants from receiving in-state tuition. Nebraska requires verification of immigration status to obtain public benefits. In Tennessee, knowingly presenting a false ID card to get a job is a misdemeanor.

Arizona’s strict new law has generated the most controversy, but there are hundreds of immigration-related laws on the books across the country. The laws regulate employment, law enforcement, education, benefits and healthcare.

Already, the organization says, legislators in five states — South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Rhode Island and Michigan — have introduced similar bills to Arizona’s SB 1070, which requires police to check the immigration status of people they lawfully stop and suspect are in the country illegally. As of last month, six resolutions had been passed in five states regarding SB 1070 — four opposing it and two supporting it. The law has prompted lawsuits, protests and boycotts.

Why is the Government not going after “sanctuaary cities”? One has to wonder…

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email brianbonner90-at-gmail-dot-com and let us know at what level you would like to participate.

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Administration’s ‘Silent Raids’ Lead to Firings, Not Deportations

11 07 2010

Yea, this administration is so much fun! They really respect the constitution and the rule of law! Whoo, Hoo!!!

The Obama administration’s new approach to dealing with companies that hire illegal immigrants results in firings, not deportations, the New York Times reported Friday.

Instead of immigration sweeps at factories and farms which used to lead to illegal workers being shipped out of the country, the administration’s new policy—government conducted audits labeled “silent raids” by employers—usually only result in the workers losing their jobs, the Times said.

The Times article comes just over a week after the president delivered his highly anticipated speech on immigration reform, which was criticized on both ends of the political spectrum.

In these audits, federal agents examine company records to find illegal workers on the payroll, forcing “businesses to fire every suspected illegal immigrant… not just those who happened to be on duty at the time of a raid,” the Times said. This makes it more difficult for companies to hire undocumented workers to fill these positions in the future, the article explained.

These audits reach more companies than the Bush raids, employers said. This year alone, Immigration and Customs Enforcement have facilitated the firing of thousands of immigrants and “levied a record $3 million in civil fines,” the Times reported.This current policy is a contrast to the Bush-era work-site roundups where undocumented employees were deported en masse. It also represents the current government opinion that treating the nation’s 11 million illegal immigrants as criminals would overwhelm the system.

First, every place in this article that they state “Immigrants” or “Illegal Immigrants” insert- “Illegal Aliens”. Which is the legal term for non-citizens under Federal law. Second, how in all that is holy does this help? Where will all these displaced workers go, pray-tell? And how much money were the companies fined? Can they stay in business as a result? Don’t get me wrong, I hate companies that hire illegal alien invaders, especially when there are so many Americans are out of work. But, useless raids that waste tax payer dollars and put non-citizens on unemployment is ludicrous. Cause you know, that is where they are ending up. And by the by, every time a business is raided and the Illegals are ousted, Americans take the jobs that Americans do not want. Brilliant!
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The Controversy over Illegal Aliens

9 07 2010

This topic is constantly being discussed as any topic this controversial. The
thing that bugs me is that people think amnesty is a good idea. It cracks me up
when people say that they have rights, when they clearly don’t. To argue the
point they misuse quotes from the Dec of Independence or Constitution.

This is a very simple issue. These aliens are criminals. They are breaking all
of our laws and showing no respect to us or our country. Let me pose it to you
this way�would you allow a murder to roam around freely with no consequences?
Would allow a rapist to continue raping women and children? Would you allow a
pedophile unlimited access to your children? Would you allow a robber unlimited
access to your things and your money? The obvious answers are no. So why would
we allow these criminals to roam free? It is the same thing. Why would we give
illegal aliens amnesty? That is a reward. Giving them a reward instead of
consequence for bad behavior and breaking the laws doesn’t make any sense.
That’s like giving a terrible child a reward for horrid behavior, or a murderer
a slap on the wrist.

If amnesty is granted to these criminals this not only sends the wrong message
but it sets a very, very bad precedent. This would be welcoming Mexicans into
this country with open arms. It would allow them to continue to harm our
economy, steal our jobs, and continue to commit crimes against us. How would
that appear to other countries? Drug cartels will think they can come over and
take over the country. If you think anything good will come out of this you are
sadly mistaken. This is a sad ploy by Obamanus and his Obamalites to try and
create a dictatorship, to secure their votes so they can stay in office long
enough to make this country the opposite of what it should be. There plan is to
turn this into a country ruled by 1 person, 1 party, and no elections. That is
not how we, as a country, are set up. We need to take a continual stand against
this fascist gov’t and their insane tactics.

Arizona took a stand, which is within their Constitutional rights to do so. We
need to lead by their example and take this country back. We need to follow the
sanction states that refuse to give the gov’t their money, or follow their
unconstitutional laws, such as the notorious health care bill. We will leave
that for another discussion entirely. The lawsuit against Arizona is extremely
frivolous. It is a waste of tax payer’s money and AG Holder should be ashamed of
himself. This issue gets bleeding heart liberals in a tizzy because they think
with their hearts instead of their heads. That is why we’re in the mess we’re in
with an inexperienced bumpkin as president! Wake up people! Ignore the
propaganda! It is time to think with your head logically. Giving criminals
amnesty does not make sense!

When Gibbs was asked by a press woman, why the administration was going after
Arizona only and not the Sanction states, he said “I don’t know”. “I will find
out for you though.” He said I don’t know because there is no answer. It’s that
simple. Even the White House has no idea why there going after Arizona. That is
just plain laughable. Obamanus’ poor performance is being noticed by everyone,
including political analysts on both sides.
Larry Sabato stated “Everything he’s doing is a disaster.” Nothing Obama is
doing is helping him right now, it is only hurting him.

Dick Morris says that ” Obama is polarizing because he is going too far to the
left.” They both agree that Obama has gotten himself into a corner; he just
keeps moving more and more left. They both agree that the election in 2010 will
be lost by him and the Dem party. If Obama keeps this up he won’t be re-elected
in 2012 either. We all know he won’t anyway. The only option for him would be to
call a state of emergency so he could stay Pres temporarily. That would be the
only way to stay the election. I don’t think it will get that far. He is not
that smart. This huge takeover is bigger than Obama though. He is definitely
part of it, no question.

This Amnesty or shall I say Obamanus’ Immigration reform, is not reform at all.
It is away for him to get votes, that’s the only reason he wants to give
illegals amnesty. They are criminals and need to be deported. We need to
strengthen our border with the allocated funds that was approved under Bush for
doing so with a double fence. We need to remove our troops from overseas and
place that at the border where they are needed. If people want to be citizens
they need to do so legally. All of these aliens who are here now, should lose
that privilege indefinitely. Why you ask? Well, it’s simple. They are criminals
and have been here for years illegally, showing that they have no respect for us
or our laws.

When people break the law they get punished not rewarded. This is everything,
the truth, whole truth, whether you like it or not. This shouldn’t be a
controversy, this issue is as simple as it gets. It’s worth the cost to get
these people out of our country because then we would be saving money in the
long run and our economy can start to recover. Everyone will argue they have
rights; yes they do in their country, not in ours. They are criminals. They are
not citizens, therefore they have no rights. Time to wake up America! We need to
support legislation like Arizona’s. We need to get back to our Constitutional
roots. The Constitution is the law of this land. It is not to be interpreted. It
is as written. We were meant to have small gov’t, free enterprise, traditional
American values, all of which have been thrown out the window.

It is time to take this country back. The federal gov’t is set up to work for
the states. It is not the other way around, contrary to belief. I am sure all
the libs will read this and go into tizzy but I could careless. The truth hurts
sometimes people; time to actually read the Constitution to see what it actually
says. No interpretation needed.

If you would like a free copy of the Dec of Independence and Constitution all
you have to do is visit the Heritage Foundation at http://www.heritage.org.

Also visit my blog for more posts about various other topics at
http://www.psychobabble.gather.com

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If
you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more.
Afterwards, email brianbonner90-at-gmail-dot-com and let us know at what level
you would like to participate.

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Pestiferous President to Pitch Amnesty Thursday Morning

1 07 2010

The post-… partisan, racial, American (take your pick) President will be giving a “major” teleprompter reading Thursday morning. TOTUS will be helping the man who can read like few others attempt to sell poison to the populace. The poison will, of course, be presented as a necessary cure. This should not pose much of a challenge for the presidential teleprompter, which seems to be the only thing in this administration that works well. The source of all the President’s orations is well-practiced at putting a bow on a pile of equine fecal matter and making it appealing to a majority of the electorate.

This particular “major” reading is purely political and aimed at paying off one specific group of supporters. This group among whose leadership includes the detestable Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-La Raza), is none other than the ‘open borders’, ‘amnesty for illegals’, ‘what can American citizens give you?’ group.

It is noble of President Obama to take time from his golfing schedule to address his subjects on one of his many harmful goals. The need for urgent amnesty is so great, the President has decided to give a “major” reading when he could be otherwise occupied blocking the oil clean up or trying to convince Europe that his new economic way (their old economic way) is the best economic way.

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