The federal judge’s gutting of much of the Arizona law on illegal immigration is not the disaster it may appear to be. The federal lawsuit and the courageous governor’s appeal, and other legal actions to follow, I am guessing, will keep the issue before the general public’ eye. It underscores the growing Fascist tendencies of the Obama-led Democratic Party. It keeps pushing actions that are in dramatic violation of the people’s preference.
There will be a price to pay come November.
Speaking of Fascism, as I write, Fox News displays copies of an alleged memo describing an Obama Administration plan to grand amnesty to illegal aliens (more than ten million people) by executive act. President Obama would (would) thus circumvent the messy and unpredictable democratic procedures laid out by our constitution. Even if it’s only a maneuver to force Republican Congress-people to the table, it’s a Fascist maneuver, not a normal procedural ploy.
I am guessing the President is running scared for the November election. With this grand gesture, he is trying to get 100% of Latino voters to go to the polls, to vote, and to vote for a Democratic candidate. His calculation is wrong. It would not be the first time this administration does something that is stupid from a political standpoint.
Note that I am not referring to Democrats in general as “Fascists.” I think their party has been hijacked by extremists who have little in common with the historical Democratic Party. I am betting that many rank-and-file Democrats are beginning to discover what they have wrought. I think many will stay home in November and even that others will reverse their ill-guided vote of one and half year ago.
Incidentally, I am not using the word “Fascist” lightly, or as a mere term of hate. I use it in a cool, descriptive way. See my essay on Fascism. See my posting “ Fascism Explained” from 6’13/09.
Liberals are still lying, dissembling and ignoring disturbing questions on the Arizona law. Heard on NPR’s “Diane Rehm Show” at 12:50 Friday 7/29/10 : A caller says that he is confused about one specific point. He asks for help from the NPR panel. The issue is that he, the caller, thinks most states require that people stopped by the police produce a valid ID. Why shouldn’t Arizona asks the same of anyone, he asks. (I don’t know whether the caller’s impression is factually correct.) The panel moderator asks around. None of her experts knows the answer. The question gets swept off. Minutes later, a producer announces that there is no national (federal) requirement to produce an ID.
Not the question, producer, panel! Are you that hypocritical or are you dumb? Honestly, I don’t know what’s the answer.
Liberal commentators continue to refer to their objections to the Arizona law as based on their certainty that it would (will) promote racial profiling. Racial profiling is illegal, in general, and specifically in the Arizona law. The practice exposes law enforcement personnel and entities to big penalties and lots of headaches. If you believe that’s not enough to prevent the practice, keep this in mind: In our constitutional system of government, we take legal action to stop illegal behavior, not to prevent illegal behavior that is wholly in your imagination. Another nicety liberals don’t get. Here again, I am unable to determine what is dishonesty and what is stupidity. The liberals I know personally are more likely to be dishonest than stupid but they not be a good sample.
By the way, I have said nearly everything I wanted to say on illegal immigration in a co-authored article published last summer in the libertarian Independent Review. Follow this link: “If Mexicans and Americans Could Cross the Border Freely.” It’s on my home page and on the first page of every posting. You might be surprised.
Disclosure 1: I am an immigrant. I was an illegal immigrant for a while. I believe that its history of immigration is a big component of this country’s greatness. I write about this often.
Disclosure 2: My wife of thirty years and my adopted children are “people of color,” to use the ignorant, racist vocabulary of silly liberals. I, on the the other hand, am a white man. Of course, I oppress them as much as I can. There ought to be a law!