How many standards…

…will there be here?

An Arizona congressman urged the Obama administration not to cooperate when illegal immigrants are picked up by local police if a tough new state immigration law survives legal challenges.
U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, a Democrat, and civil rights activists spoke on Sunday to thousands of people gathered at the state Capitol and called on President Barack Obama to fight the law, promising to march in the streets and invite arrest by refusing to comply.
“We’re going to overturn this unjust and racist law, and then we’re going to overturn the power structure that created this unjust, racist law,” Grijalva said.

We see Rep. Grijalva going on and on about this law and overturning it, but we see not word one from him here about coming up with a better alternative to the law that would still protect the citizens of Arizona from the depredations of illegal border-crossers. I guess the congressman doesn’t really care about them, which shows he really doesn’t care about the oath he took either. Were I a family member of Rob Krentz (the rancher killed by drug smugglers on HIS property), I would be doing everything I could to see to it that Grijalva was ousted from office. I wonder how many of those halfwits doing things like telling the tea partiers to come up with a balanced budget are going to go to the folks in the Arizona Legislature and Congress who oppose this bill and tell them to stop wasting time flinging word vomit and come up with a better alternative. I’d guess it won’t be many, considering they apparently don’t understand the jobs of elected officials.

Another couple of points to ponder: Mexican flags being sold? Exactly where do these people’s allegiances lie? If not with the United States, then what the hell are they doing here? And how about the “overturn(ing) the power structure” remark? How does Rep. Grijalva propose doing this? Imagine that comment coming out of the mouth of a tea partier. Or Mike Vanderboegh. How would that be spun in the media? And why is it not even treated as an aside here?

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One Response to “How many standards…”

  1. southtexaspistolero Says:

    Bob S. (209.12.109.210)
    Imagine the uproar if it was someone calling on people to ignore a gun control law and the government that restricted that right.

    I mean the people doing that might be called “insurrectionists” or “racists” or “bigots”, etc.

    Oh, wait that is exactly what they are calling the Tea Party Movement, even though the TPM advocates changing the laws — not ignoring them. Voting politicians out of office instead of “overturning” — which sounds very revolutionary to me.

    The basic question comes down to this: Are we going to be a country that follows the rule of law or a country that lets the people do what ever “feels” right to them?
    April 27, 2010, 10:04:44 AM CDT – Like – Reply – Edit – Moderate

    Tass (216.20.195.146)
    What I don’t get is why isn’t anyone calling on Mexico and points south to take steps to improve the lives if these illegal immigrants in their home countries. Instead of condeming AZ, Mexico should instead be doing it’s part to keep it’s own residents employed, etc. They want their people to have unfettered access to the US, but what ‘rights’ do US residents have south of the border? I’m not seeing an equitable relationship.
    April 28, 2010, 3:16:11 PM CDT – Like – Reply – Edit – Moderate

    thepistolero (70.115.0.242)
    Are we going to be a country that follows the rule of law or a country that lets the people do what ever “feels” right to them?

    Well, we see which way it’s headed. Bill Whittle referred to those that do the latter as the Pink Tribe:

    The Pink Tribe is all about feeling good: feeling good about yourself! Sexually, emotionally, artistically – nothing is off limits, nothing is forbidden, convention is fossilized insanity and everybody gets to do their own thing without regard to consequences, reality, or natural law. We all have our own reality – one small personal reality is called “science,” say – and we Make Our Own Luck and we Visualize Good Things and There Are No Coincidences and Everything Happens for a Reason and You Can Be Whatever You Want to Be and we all have Special Psychic Powers and if something Bad should happen it’s because Someone Bad Made It Happen. A Spell, perhaps.

    Tell me that doesn’t describe the American left — the people in charge now — to a tee.

    I’m not seeing an equitable relationship.

    Me neither. It seems to me the Mexicans have just given up on their country and they expect us to roll over for them. Something’s going to give, sooner or later.

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