In Illinois, the leadership of one school district has refused to allow the members of their victorious regional winning girls basketball team to travel to Arizona to compete in a championship game. These hard working girls have been endeavoring all year to raise the money that would allow them to pay their own way for this once in a lifetime experience.
School district officials say they refuse to allow their students to go because the Arizona law is not in line with school policy and because they also do not want any of their students to be singled out because of the new law.
In another example of those who are jumping on the turnip truck to make hay out the Arizona law, last week in Los Angeles, its Mayor and City Council decided to have their City and its residents boycott the entire state of Arizona.
Like many of the pro-illegal immigration activists, they call the new Arizona law racist, and equate it to Nazi Holocaust efforts.
This reaction does not deserve to receive a respectfully tempered response that would politely characterize it and those who use it, as harsh, or misguided. That reaction must be called exactly what is has proven now to be………asinine, divisive, contemptuous, and wrong.
Commissioner Gary Pierce wrote;
“If an economic boycott is truly what you desire, I will be happy to encourage Arizona utilities to renegotiate your power agreements so Los Angeles no longer receives any power from Arizona-based generation.”
He goes on to write;
“I am confident that Arizona’s utilities would be happy to take those electrons off your hands,”
Not only is Commissioner Pierce correct in his response to the actions of Los Angeles officials he needs to be commended for taking lead here. He is correct to write
“If, however, you find that the City Council lacks the strength of its convictions to turn off the lights in Los Angeles and boycott Arizona power, please reconsider the wisdom of attempting to harm Arizona’s economy.”
If bastions of liberal logic like Los Angeles are so intolerant of the opinions of the people of Arizona, perhaps it is time for them to stop sending money to Arizona for their energy needs. Maybe this is the perfect time for liberals to demonstrate how truly dedicated they are to the global warming hysteria they perpetuate and to how serious they really are when it comes to energy conservation.
Or perhaps now is a good time for the Mayor and City Council of Los Angeles to read the bill that prompted them toboycott Arizona.
All across the nation, liberal strongholds have stood in awe of the Arizona, yet in the wake of their shock and quick reactions, it has been discovered that few have read the bill that they protest. Everyone from the nation’s chief law enforcement officer, Attorney General Holder, to the former Arizona Governor and current Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano , have admitted that they have not read the bill. Yet that has not stopped them from denouncing it and challenging it in court.
No one knows if President Obama has read the bill.
Despite all the transparency in government that he promised, President Obama has refused to hold a full press conference since July of last year, so no one has been able to extensively question the President on this or any other issue. So we can only wonder if his stance is based on hearsay as it is with those in his Administration.
The truth is that the Arizona bill simply upholds federal law. Nothing more or nothing less. It does not allow for any person to be singled out and stopped by law enforcement for the sole purpose of showing their immigration status. No one is allowed to intervene in any lawful situation and harass someone because they look Mexican. However, if someone is caught violating any laws, they would be asked for their identification. This is not new. It is standard procedure.
When was the last time you got pulled over for a traffic violation and the acting police officer didn’t ask you for your ID? When?
The Arizona law simply enforces this and requires that if an illegal immigrant is discovered in such a manner, they must be taken in and turned over to the proper federal authorities.
The problem is that if one does not read the law and simply bases their conclusions on the hearsay of liberal firebrands and the Obama Administration, than yes, you may think that the law is full of human atrocities.
Reading is fundamental folks. Try it, you might like it. Of course, one fourth of L.A’s population might not be able to read the Arizona law during the evening.
Now that their city representatives have decided to boycott the Arizona bill that they didn’t read, 25% of their population may be without electricity.
Payback really is a bitch.