Dear Gov. Brewer,
Allow me to begin my comments, Gov. Brewer, by thanking you for taking the common-sense stand with regard to illegal immigration for which so many honest, everyday Americans have desperately been asking of their federal government.
I, for one–and I’m confident that I speak for many–fail to understand the policies and alleged viewpoints coming out of Washington that seem to directly–intentionally?–countermand the simple, basic immigration rules currently on our books which allow for any person to legally become a citizen of the United States of America.
I’ve asked this question many times, both rhetorically and in actual conversation, but I’ve still never received an answer that in anyway makes sense: Why are we seemingly turning a blind eye to the flagrant trespass of our most fundamental laws? I’m sure that I’m not providing you any information that you don’t already know, Gov. Brewer, but to me the answer to that question is a simple one: while the progressive, far political Left in this country would have the everyday American believe that this is all about “social justice,” empathy for people who are just looking for a better life and their concern for the families of the immigrants, this all comes back to professors Cloward and Piven and their attempts to collapse all the structures in American culture–economic, social, and cultural–by overloading them to the point of breaking.
Professors Cloward and Piven knew that over the course of time, such a multi-faceted, social overload would inevitably result in riots and the degradation of social cohesion. The situation into which you have now thrust yourself and your state has been in the works for a long, long time. Understand that you are now on the front lines in a cultural war (and as regards the violence that is now crossing our borders from Mexico, a literal one) in which the endgame is nothing short of the heart of the greatest nation ever conceived by the mind of man.
Your battle to secure your own borders is merely one manifestation of a war with multiple fronts. We’ve already witnessed lines being drawn in the sand in both places and over issues: New Jersey, Virginia, Massachusetts, and now Arizona, in addition to the devastating barrier that has already been breached in health care. The American people are fully well aware of what is being done to their country and realize that ultimately, the only goal the political Left has in this country is the consolidation of power, wealth, and control, despite their vociferous protestations as to the nature of their alleged idealism.
Governor, I think that, unfortunately, the violence and riots that have always historically marked the behavior of the Left are only just beginning, and I’m sure that you have the prayers of millions of Americans nationwide that God will provide you the strength to stand your ground. President Obama and the far-left wing of the Democratic Party will no doubt use this as an opportunity to vilify both Republicans and conservatives in an attempt to ratchet up the pressure as they try to devise a method for pushing through some type of universal Amnesty bill.
The Democrats are at a breaking point, but, truth be told, so are we; the political Left must have some type of immigration reform passed and quite soon, or else their political fate may be sealed in November. They will never have this opportunity again in this country, or at least not for several generations. They must have what they clearly see as a major voting block. Your decision to push back and forward in the name of protecting your state, your people, and, quite frankly, common sense has more than likely only forced the Democrats to put their immigration plans onto the so-called “fast track.”
Allow me to also add this consideration, Governor. One particular passage from an Associated Press story regarding this explosive issue, a story that hit the wires yesterday afternoon, reads as follows:
The measure – set to take effect in late July or early August – would make it a crime under state law to be in the U.S. illegally. It directs state and local police to question people about their immigration status if there is reason to suspect they are illegal.
Given that there’s still a significant amount of time between your decision to sign this law into effect and the actual moment that it can be applied, I truly hope that this is not an example of political posturing in order to demonstrate to your voter base that you’re trying to uphold the law and to do the right thing, only to revoke the law under what would clearly seem to be unrelenting pressure.
Right is right, wrong is wrong, and the law is the law. We no longer can be patient with the hallmark of the liberal mindset, otherwise known as situational ethics.
Given that there is, as I’ve stated, still a significant amount of time between word and action, a period when a practically infinite number of things can happen to change the equation, I also do not doubt for one minute that we’ll see the likes of Lindsey Graham and Chuck Schumer – two men who I’m sure only have the best interest of all Americans at heart – pressing forward in their desire to ‘nationalize’ or ‘federalize’ all Americans by requiring (forcing?) all “citizens” of this country to carry a national, bio-metric ID card.
Let me ask you this, Governor, since you’re one of the first people who’s had the courage to step into the cultural crucible that’s been slowly coming to a boil over the past 40 years – wouldn’t it make a lot more sense to provide bio-metric ID’s to people who are here temporarily and are currently working toward citizenship in a legal, responsible fashion? Wouldn’t that naturally result in fewer people to monitor? Why force people, on a nation-wide scale, to carry something that they do not need? Don’t we need to properly identify the people who are here but not yet citizens? Wouldn’t that be more efficient, and especially more cost-efficient? I mean, really, think about the absolute non-sensical reaction of the left to your new law – they are aghast that all Americans can now be “stopped for papers” – as that paragon of all things truthful, Rachel Maddow, says to her viewer – but they have no problem whatsoever with all Americans being forced to carry a bio-metric ID card.
Do the math on that one.
I suppose it makes sense, though, if your intent is to, as I’ve stated above, “overload the system”.
Using common sense and a dash of intellect like that, however, no doubt makes me a Nazi.
Funny thing is, it was the Nazis who implemented the use of national ID cards themselves.
And that’s the National Socialist Party, in case you’re keeping score in your office.
Yet we have people who are merely doing their jobs by trying to uphold the law being branded as Nazis. The irony is so thick that it can’t be cut with a knife; a chainsaw would me more appropriate.
I’m now so accustomed to the relentless political machinations and trickery from the Left that I do not doubt for one second that national ID cards will begin to gradually make their way into the general populace, well in advance of any attempted formal “legislation.”
Further, there are several other items that I feel should be on your agenda to address with the opponents of this new law. First, since the Tea Party protesters are such a threat to our society, with all of the violence and threats of violence that have come from those gatherings, in what fashion should we term the veritable riots that are now beginning in your state? If the Tea Parties are violent, then I’m not sure that there’s even a word to characterize the protests that you’re now up against. Of course, those on the Left feel as though their actual violence is “justified” in some sense, since all of those who are not yet citizens of this country, but yet continue to stream across our borders and live in our country, are, for some reason, “victims” of something.
I’m just trying to figure out of what, exactly, that they’re victims.
Second, I’m somewhat confused about the Left’s alleged concern about the negative impact that this will no doubt have upon the families, both nuclear and extended, of the immigrants that wish to live here. I’m understandably confused, because I can’t generally recall a genuine time, moment, or event in the recent history of this country that clearly demonstrated the political Left’s concern with the concept of family. In fact, based upon all of the legislation that has been passed by liberals not only in this country but also in Western Europe, I can only come to the conclusion that people on the progressive end of the political paradigm detest the concept of family.
Truth be told, this is, if anything at all, consistent with the societal plans of the Bolsheviks in 1920′s Russia, when the first thing that the newly-ordained communist government did was to make a ruthless attempt to destroy the family unit. Sadly, they were actually quite successful in their endeavors, and their handiwork has become a demographic debt with which that nation is still burdened today, as their birth-death ratio is essentially in a state of free-fall. Even officials in England have begun to take note of the alarming trends in their demographics and in the social impact of the liberal legislation that has come to define that nation, as it has become economically more prudent for the typical male in the prime of his life to remain single and, if he reproduces at all (either consciously or by accident), to have children with multiple partners.
In short then, Governor, I’d like very much for you to ask any representative of the opposition the degree of their concern for the immigrants’ families, because honestly, I don’t get it.
It also makes me wonder who these people are actually unconsciously fighting, but that’s a psychological analysis for another time.
The third of what I feel are very understandable concerns has to do with President Obama’s contention that the measure could lead to police abuses, i.e., racial profiling. Certainly President Obama doesn’t feel as though the police in Arizona will act stupidly with regard to a law that is only meant to maintain the safety of the American people. Police officers who routinely place the safety of others before their own, and especially under such trying social circumstances, deserve our respect first and foremost. Pre-judging the actions of any other person based only upon the uniform that they’re wearing strikes me as patently wrong. I’m sure that the leader of the allegedly free world would never make such an assumption about men and women of such solid character. If I’m in a position to stand with and/or behind anyone, it’s the police.
Many of the liberals in the United States, people who view life situations through only an emotional lens without regard to consequences and generally regard the notion of responsibility with regard to any facet of life as an artificial construction are also, many times, people with country club memberships. Since I do not know you personally, Governor Brewer, I have no way of knowing whether or not you belong to any type of an exclusive club. Since I’m a mere member of the proletariat, I can tell you for certain that I definitely cannot afford such a luxury. I’m curious, though – would many of the elitist members of the media object to my presence if I just decided to begin frequenting their posh digs without membership or permission and felt entitled to throwing back a couple of cold ones with their sophisticated friends?
Here’s betting that they would.
See, we have the fortune to be members of a fairly exclusive club, and the people of this club have about had it with the membership rules being ignored. Liberals can feign outrage all that they’d like at the comparison I’ve drawn. I really don’t care. Fact is, the truth has a manner of cutting to the bone in a very painful fashion.
My final concern is more of an obvious one, in that it deals with the sovereignty of our 50 individual states. Thomas Saenz, president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, said, “if every state had its own laws, we wouldn’t be one country; we’d be 50 different countries.” Again, I’m not sure if it’s that liberals don’t understand the Constitution or that they don’t care; however, it might be beneficial if you were to explain to them – show them, for Heaven’s sake, if necessary – that the Constitution of the United States of America explicitly calls for what I might term a “loose collaboration” of the states of which it consists at any given moment. Each state is sovereign, meaning that it is essentially free to make it’s own laws. The Founding Fathers conceived the term of “sovereignty” as beginning with the individual, not with an all-powerful federal government. Indeed, many of the Founding Fathers warned against the dangers of federalism, as they saw the manner in which it could easily evolve in and eventually consume a constitutional republic. I can only conclude, therefore, that the people who oppose your law apparently favor this dangerous form of government; why they would wish for this is a curious bit, to be sure.
I’ll close with this simple sentiment, Governor Brewer – I hope your actions are the real deal. As long as you’re serious, you’ll have the support of nearly an entire nation and generation of Americans. Your time – indeed, all of ours – is now at hand.
John J. Feeny