"WE HAVE A LAWLESS POLITICAL CLASS that is not only ignoring the Constitution, but deliberately disregarding it. They are throwing out American history and trying to rewrite it in their Marxist ways. Just because President Obama was elected doesn't give him the right to change hundreds of years of American history and replace American values and principles." -- Talk-radio host Mark Levin on "The Mark Levin Show", July 7, 2010.In a stunning display of judicial thuggery Tuesday, the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, led by the activist consiglieres Judge Sandra Ikuta and Judge Sandra Day O'Connor, struck down Arizona's requirement that residents of the Grand Canyon State provide proof of citizenship when they register to vote.
In yet another attack on Arizona's attempt to enforce illegal immigration laws -- this time by an ideologically-driven liberal judiciary -- by a 2-1 decision, the two rogue justices ruled that Arizona's Proposition 200, passed in 2004, illegally preempted the federal government's National Voter Registration Act which requires states to make voter registration opportunities "widely available" and for states to remove "unnecessary obstacles". Groups representing Hispanics and Native Americans had vehemently opposed the Arizona law before the court, arguing the state proposition erected unfair barriers to voting, especially for newly naturalized citizens.
Interestingly, the 9th Circuit had previously ruled against the same group's petition back in January of 2005, spurring Chief Judge Alex Kozinski -- the lone judicial dissenter on Tuesday -- to write the following caustic rebuttal:
[The provisions in Proposition 200] plainly allow states, at least to some extent, to require their citizens to present evidence of citizenship when registering to vote. The majority (Ikuta and Day O'Connor) refuses to accept the consequences of this reality. That is the law of the Circuit and therefore binding on us. Because I believe that we must take precedent seriously and that Gonzalez I was correctly decided, I dissent from the majority's conclusion that the NVRA preempts Arizona's voter registration requirement.The Ikuta-Day O'Connor ruling sparked intense outrage with Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett who told The Republic, "I think the decision by the 9th Circuit is an outrage, and I think it's a slap in the face of Arizonans who are concerned about the integrity of our elections."
With the November 2nd mid-term elections looming right around the corner, Governor Jan Brewer added, "The Federal Government stands against our efforts to prevent voter fraud and they refuse to do their job on illegal immigration. The voters passed this critical election security law in 2004. SEIU and UFCW are backing this voter registration front group that is fraudulently registering thousands of ineligible voters."
If you're keeping score at home, this marks the FIFTH TIME THIS YEAR that "Don" Barack Obama and his federal cosca, including his chief capo and hard-on with a suitcase, Eric Holder, at the Department of Justice and the cosca's hapless moll, Janet Napolitano, at the Department of Homeland Security have pulled out their figurative gats and set them a-blazing against the state of Arizona. And it's not even St. Valentine's Day.
And for what exactly? For Arizona enforcing federal immigration laws that the feds, under Obama, have been explicitly ordered to ignore, and also for Arizona attempting to save herself from a skyrocketing narcotics and human-trafficking influx, an ever-increasing crime rate and a money-sucking-ly high education and health care deficit.
Got dat? Good, now let's take a walk.
Below is a brief chronology of the Obama Crime Family's "rap sheet" when it comes to its recent targeted and fevered assault against the state of Arizona:
May 28, 2010
US Attorney General Eric Holder asked the Supreme Court to strike down a state immigration-enforcement law that Janet Napolitano herself signed into law in 2007 while governor of Arizona.
The Obama Administration joined a challenge to the Arizona law, led by Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal, who asked the court to hear a challenge brought by immigrant-rights groups to the so-called "Employer-Sanctions Statute" which targets employers who knowingly hire illegal aliens and empowers the state to revoke the business licenses of repeat violators. Then-Governor Napolitano, at the time of the law's passage, was quoted as saying, "The law is valid."
July 6, 2010
The Department of Justice filed suit in federal court against the State of Arizona to block the enforcement of Senate Bill 1070 (SB1070), which empowers state law enforcement officers to assist federal law enforcement officials, i.e. ICE and Border Patrol, with the enforcement of federal immigration laws. Obama and his abettors at the DOJ claimed the Arizona law illegally preempts the federal law and unfairly targets Hispanics for potential racial profiling -- even though the language in the state law was virtually identical to that of the federal law.
However, when pressed before Congress, both AG Eric Holder and DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano admitted that neither one had even read the bill before the administration filed suit against Arizona.
Obama then purposely, albeit clumsily, mischaracterized the Arizona law this way when attempting to justify the administration's legal action:
"This law that just passed in Arizona, which I think is a poorly conceived law, you can try to make it really tough on people who look like illegal immigrants, You can imagine if you are a Hispanic American in Arizona and your great-great grandfather may have been there before Arizona was a state. If you didn't have your papers and you took your kids out for ice cream, you could be harassed."September 2, 2010
US Attorney General Eric Holder filed a lawsuit in federal court against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Holder claimed in his lawsuit that Sheriff Arpaio had refused to comply with DOJ requests for documents involving the arrests and subsequent treatment of "illegal" and legal Hispanics. Civil rights groups La Raza and the ACLU had been pressing Holder's office to investigate Arpaio for alleged civil rights violations and racial profiling.
The always out-spoken and defiant Sheriff Arpaio responded this way to the Obama Administration's lawsuit on Fox News:
"It's been a year and a half they've been investigating me and my office for alleged racial profiling. Nothing happened. But why [the lawsuit] now? They sued the state two months ago. They filed another suit against some county schools. And now I'm being sued. I think there's a move afoot to go after Arizona because they don't like us enforcing illegal immigration laws. So they're really going after the people of Arizona. The people of Arizona want something done [on illegal immigration] and now they're zeroing in with these lawsuits."September 3, 2010
The Obama Justice Department's civil rights division sued Maricopa County Community Colleges in Arizona seeking damages from schools for having "intentionally committed document abuse discrimination." The Justice Department said they wanted "full remedial relief" for 247 non-citizens who applied for jobs with the community college district between August 2008 and January of this year, plus a civil penalty of $1100 for each of the "aggrieved".
The DOJ says MCCC broke federal law by requiring each non-citizen applicant to supply his/her "permanent resident card", or green card, in addition to a valid driver's license and a Social Security card. According to Thomas E. Perez, the assistant general for civil rights, MCCC's requesting a green card amounted to "immigration-related employment discrimination." Perez went on to say the Office of Special Council will bring legal actions against all employers who impose "unnecessary and discriminatory hurdles to employment for work-authorized non-citizens."
Charles Reinebold, a spokesman for MCCC, who was shocked by the sheer aggressiveness and the punitive vindictiveness of the Justice Department, said this in the district's defense, "We are extremely disappointed by the Justice Department's action. We had no intent to discriminate against any foreign national, and feel we have been singled out for the maximum penalty under the law. This was a paperwork error, and we revised it after it was brought to our attention. I'm very surprised the administration would resort to a lawsuit. In the past (pre-Obama), the emphasis has been on mediation to resolve these issues."
October 7, 2010
Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced it had filed a Freedom of Information ACT lawsuit against the Obama Department of Justice for information regarding the DOJ's decision to file a lawsuit against Arizona's tough new illegal immigration law SB 1070. Specifically, Judicial Watch wanted documents pertaining to the ACLU in making the decision to file a lawsuit against Arizona.
Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said of the lawsuit, "I suspect that the Obama Justice Department is making decisions on behalf of the ACLU and its leftist allies instead of the public interest. [They] should stop stonewalling and release these basic documents on its decisions to attack Arizona over its get-tough immigration law."
October, 26, 2010
On a 2-1 vote, the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit strikes down Arizona's law requiring proof of citizenship for voter registration.
The question begs then, why on earth all the verbal attacks, threats and intimidation tactics -- not to mention multiple lawsuits -- by the Obama Administration against a state that is merely trying to protect its citizenry and their property, its resources and its finances from an unrelenting flood of illegal aliens?
Attorney General Eric "The Mouthpiece" Holder may hold the answer:
"Arizonans are understandably frustrated with illegal immigration, and the federal government has a responsibility to comprehensively address those concerns. But diverting federal resources away from dangerous aliens such as terrorism suspects and aliens with criminal records will impact the entire country's safety. Setting immigration policy and enforcing immigration laws is a national responsibility. Seeking to address the issue through a patchwork of state laws will only create more problems than it solves."Janet "Little Echo" Napolitano obviously studied her administration talking points that day, too:
"We are actively working with members of Congress from both parties to comprehensively reform our immigration system at the federal level because this challenge cannot be solved by a patchwork of inconsistent state laws, of which this is one."In "The Mouthpiece" and "Little Echo's" own words, the end game appears to be all about Comprehensive Immigration Reform.
But to what end exactly?
To answer that question, let's take a moment to connect the dots, shall we?
- The Obama Administration and his abettors have declared "Comprehensive Immigration Reform" as a "high priority" for Obama's first -- and, God help us, only -- term in office.
- Comprehensive Immigration Reform is Progressive-speak for mass amnesty. (Oh, sure, there will be some window-dressing to make it appear more palatable -- think Obamacare and Stimu-less BS).
- The granting of mass amnesty to mostly Hispanic illegal aliens will potentially add 12-16 million indentured, registered Democrats to the voter rolls nationally.
- The enormous influx of Democratic voters will ensure that the Progressives become an overwhelming and formidable power.
- The Progressive makeover (read "destruction") of American history, values and Constitutional principles will steamroll ahead unabated.
- Progressive Utopia.
Cross Obama once, they'll cut off a finger. Cross him twice, you'll misplace your thumb. A third time, you get your kneecaps broken and you'll end up in a throne on wheels. Cross him yet again, well, you may end up doing the horizontal watusi with some earthworms.
You see, the end always justifies the means with this Saul "The Godfather" Alinsky-loving borgata.
And if Obama and his abettors in Congress are ultimately successful at whacking America and replacing it with their Progressive Utopia, we all just might be reciting a new pledge of allegiance sooner than you think...
|Mmm, Mmm, Mmm... I pledge allegiance to Obama and to the Banana Republic for which he stands, many races, under oppression, indentured, with enslavement and social justice for all... Mmm, Mmm, Mmm.|