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Gracias, Arizona!

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For exposing the racial profiling and ethnic discrimination promoted by right-wing extremists, for making comprehensive immigration reform possible much sooner than anyone expected, for uniting the Latino community and other ethnic minorities like never before, for striking the final blow that would ignite a new civil rights movement, we should be grateful to Arizona.

Had it not been for the racist and unconstitutional Arizona law intended to crack down (starting in August) on undocumented immigrants — yet poised to violate the civil rights of legal residents and American citizens — immigration reform still would be a back burner issue in Washington.

As the slogan "Sí, Se Puede/Yes, We Can" was becoming less believable, Arizona gave us new reason to believe! Eventually, this measure will be rejected by the courts. It never will become law. But it will keep immigration on the front burner!

Granted, among undocumented immigrants, this measure is causing panic and hardship. Some already are fleeing Arizona and seeking refuge in other parts of the United States. And for us legal Latino residents and naturalized American citizens, Arizona has been painful and humiliating. It's hard to accept the fact that many of our fellow Americans see us with such disdain that they would let Arizona violate our basic rights as American citizens and legal residents.

Yet so many other people are speaking out now. So many other Americans are saying they are sick and tired of the xenophobic hatemongers. So many new immigrant rights activists are coming out of the woodwork. Thanks to Arizona, the tide is turning.

Across the country, immigrants and those who support them are pledging to boycott Arizona and to punish all politicians who support similar anti-immigrant measures. Many celebrities who were silent on this issue are now condemning the mean-spirited ways of politicians and media personalities who practice race-baiting.

The bigots on the blogosphere — a loud minority that came across as a majority — now are being challenged by the true majority of Americans, who still value our tradition as a compassionate nation of immigrants. Thanks to Arizona, every ignorant and racist statement is being rebutted and ridiculed by people who know better.

The Arizona boycott — spontaneous, without initial coordination, born out of outrage — is a genuine grass-roots movement against a state and political party that deserve to be taught a lesson.

The Republican-driven Arizona law has been condemned as racist and discriminatory, even by many police officials in Arizona and throughout the country. And the chorus of hundreds of organizations and community activists who are pleading for justice is getting louder and louder.

From Shakira to Gloria Estefan to various prominent Latino baseball players, many celebrities are speaking out like never before about the injustices committed against other immigrants, and they are getting a lot of attention.

There is even a website on which petitioners are vowing "not to spend ... vacation dollars in that state, whether that be by not engaging in tourism in Arizona, by not doing business within the state, or by not buying anything that comes from Arizona ... until such a time that this law is overturned or ruled unconstitutional."

And some African-American leaders — seeing the similarities to their own civil rights movement, identifying with the Latino potential victims of racial profiling and remembering that it took another boycott to get Arizona to agree to celebrate Martin Luther King's birthday — also are coming out in support of the boycott.

After the Major League Baseball Players Association condemned the Arizona law, Karen Russell, the daughter of NBA legend and civil rights champion Bill Russell, wrote an article calling on the NFL, NHL and NBA unions to do the same. She noted that when Arizona refused to celebrate King's birthday, "the NFL pulled the Super Bowl." She added, "It's time to boycott Arizona again and pull the MLB All-Star game from Phoenix next year."

For pro-immigrant activists, these are wonderful fighting words from unexpected allies, support created for them by the xenophobes in Arizona.

But it's the people who are fueling this new movement, not the so-called leaders who promised to deliver immigration reform.

You would think that President Barack Obama and the Democratic leadership in Congress would see the Republican-driven Arizona law as an opportunity to grab a fumble and run in the other direction.

Yet instead of seeing a dropped football and an opportunity to score a huge touchdown for Latinos and other immigrants, the Democrats only see a hot potato — and even now they seem unwilling to touch it. Because they see that immigrants are now even less likely to vote for Republicans, Democrats apparently still believe they can save their political capital to invest on other topics and expect to get the Hispanic vote by default.

They are wrong! This time, they will have no other choice but to pay their dues to the immigrant community. At the May 1 pro-immigrant rallies in some 70 cities across the country, protesters seemed to be as angry with the Democrats who betray them as they are with the Republicans who bash them.

Thanks to Arizona Republicans, Democrats will be forced to speak more forcefully and to deliver on their promises to reform immigration. It may not happen this year — the ball will not really get rolling until after the midterm elections — but it will be sooner than expected, certainly before Obama seeks re-election, and it will be thanks to the civil rights movement ignited by the bigots in Arizona.

To find out more about Miguel Perez and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com.

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Arizona Immigration Law Paradox
There is a deepening crisis over illegal Hispanic immigration. The passage in Arizona of an unconstitutional state law purporting to address the problem of illegal immigration only serves the oligarchy by further weakening the protections of the Fourth Amendment for all Arizonans. This Orwellian law reflects a phase shift in the Anglo/Hispanic relationship across the American Southwest.
The passage of this law highlights a growing impatience and a vague unfocused desperation on the part of Arizonans with respect to the issue of illegal immigration. The identification of a scapegoat serves the oligarchical purpose of distracting the hoi polloi while their pockets continue to be picked clean.
The target of the Arizona law are Hispanics in general. American freedom has historically been threatened since 1846 and rights taken away by laws and operations first targeting Mexican Americans. An example is the circa 1937 prohibition of previously legal cannabis plants and products. At the time it was almost exclusively Mexican Americans who knew about and used marijuana.
The immigration crisis is, moreover, occurring in the context of an accelerating worldwide financial/economic/social collapse. The broader work of the Patriotic Movement is to force the light side of the ruling trans-Atlantic Judeo-Anglo-Saxon oligarchy and their stateside agents to cooperate with the American people in bringing the dark side down.
If it can be done peacefully from the ground up and ruthlessly from the top down then the great work converges at the center of a new power pyramid replacing the old putrid one.
The LaRouche Movement is directed to 1) end its insane war of words against the sale and consumption of recreational and medicinal herbs, 2) stop its shameless condescension toward Hispanics and 3) wage a patriotic war of words against the sacrilegious ideology of zionism.
From the ground up:
1) A seven-year moratorium on all immigration retroactive to October 12, 2009.
2) Limited immigration after October 12, 2016 employing quotas that reflect the ethno-racial demographic profile of the United States on April 1, 2010 as reflected in the United States 2010 and 2020 Censuses.
3) Ethno-cultural sovereignty for recognized ethno-racial groups including the majority European-American group.
4) Anglo/Hispanic linguo-cultural parity.
5) Recognition of Columbus Day, October 12th, as Discovery Day, a day of national celebration and historical remembrance.
6) Nationalization of the bankrupt Federal Reserve System.
7) Closing down of bankrupt Wall Street banks and financial institutions.
8) New currency based on the sovereign credit of the united States of America.
9) Broad-based physical and social infrastructure rebuilding programs.
10) Impeachment of President Barack Obama unless he acts immediately (before June 30, 2010) to implement the above nine points
Comment: #1
Posted by: Luis Magno
Wed May 5, 2010 1:56 PM
I am a nicaraguan- american citizen, and I am pro-legal Immigration. Basta ya- Enough is enough. This country has Laws and we all legal immigrants must respect and obey, as well the Ilegal immigrant, wheter we like or not, or go back to your own country , your came from. I am sorry, but the ilegal-immgrants, have no right, to demand their rights, what rights, they are talking about? They are ilegarl in this country!!! Mexico and other countries, have their own inmigration laws; they put in jail and deport any ilegal citizen ( including cuban citizen ) and yet, they are against Arizona Immgration Law; this is not a new Law and Arizona government is only trying to protect their own people against Narco- mexican carterls; kipnaping cases; violent cases and killing us- citizen. US AMERICAN POLITICIAN- WAKE UP AND PROTECT YOUR US.BORN CITIZEN AND FORGET ABOUT PROTECTING ILEGAL INMIGRANTS, WHO DO NOT PAY TAXES, AND YET, THEY ARE KILLING YOUR OWN PEOPLE. GOD PROTECTS AND BLESS AMERICA. AMERICA IS A CHRISTIAN COUNTRY. AND WE ARE GOING TO FIGHT AND PROTECT THIS NOBLE COUNTRY, WHETER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT.
SINCERELY,
DOMINGA ZELAYA
NICARAGUAN- AMERICAN
Comment: #2
Posted by: Minga Zelaya
Wed May 5, 2010 8:18 PM
The law that Arizona passed is almost word for the the same as federal law. That is where the AZ law came from. Also in the law, there is no mention of "racial profiling". Governor Brewer has also said that there is no racial profiling with this law because it is the same as the federal law.
If the federal govenment had been enforcing the law all along, AZ would not have been forced into passing this law. If the federal government had been enforcing the law, AZ's current debt would not be near what it is now. The "free" medical services, education, etc that the illegals have been getting have driven AZ into debt because the federal government has not reimbursed AZ for all the expenses associated with illegal "immigration".
I suggest that ANYONE who does not like the law that AZ has passed, READ THE LAW. If you have any problems with the wording, consult a dictionary and/or a Thesaurus in finding out what a word means.
Otherwise, you have no standing with me about protesting about which you know nothing.
Comment: #3
Posted by: Thomas Knight
Wed May 5, 2010 8:56 PM
According to some bloggers who support the Arizona law it is almost a word for word copy of a federal law which is not being enforced. The Arizona law will in practice require that all Arizonans and that all others visiting Arizona or travelling through Arizona carry citizenship papers with them at all times. Passing a state fascist law is not the solution to the immigration problem. Americans need more freedom not less. The federal courts will no doubt sooner or later address the constitutionality of the law. In the meantime I advocate a compromise before the country is torn apart by the language issue, or more fundamentally, by the ethno-racial issue. Basically what I propose is an exchange: first-class citizenship for Hispanics in return for limited immigration following a seven-year moratorium on all immigration. For mixed-race Americans linguo-cultural parity means first-class citizenship. Mixed-race Hispanics (Latinos) just like mixed-race Anglos (Whites) generally claim no ethnic heritage. The broader issue is first-class citizenship for European Americans who do claim an ethnic heritage including Spanish Americans who are now and have been under a cruel ethnicidal dynamic since 1846. European Americans have been under an assimilationist Melting Pot ideology, a milder form of ethnicide, that took root sometime in the 19th-century but more explicitly and more egregiously since the Political Correctness ideology took root circa 1965 not so coincidentally at the same time that the immigration explosion began. The solution to the broader European-American problem is ethno-cultural sovereignty for all ethno-racial groups.
Comment: #4
Posted by: Luis Magno
Wed May 5, 2010 11:44 PM
Thanks Miguel--well said...but sheeesh, there are some really bad Republican hate-monger nut-balls here on Creators! What a mess it is!
Comment: #5
Posted by: William L. Brice
Thu May 6, 2010 4:45 AM
To whom it may concern ( I know it's long! Sorry, but an important issue to us living in AZ.)
You can't imagine what just happened to my nephew recently, three days prior to Gov. Brewer
signing the bill. The police profiled him, and harassed him it took three police officers. They stopped him and started asking him dumb questions like, what kind of car he was driving and what was he doing in that area? Why did it take three cars? All they had to do was look up and see his driver's license was valid and look up that he was legally here and he speaks perfect English, as he can't even understand Spanish because he can't speak the Spanish. He was going to work in conservative work attire; he wasn't dressed as a gang bagger, either. They made him late for work, he works for Chase Manhattan. What's up with the Phoenix Police Dept.? They have never enforced any of the other immigration laws currently on the books for the last 20 years, what's with this? The governor had not even signed the immigration bill and the police are doing their duty by going after and harassing legitimate American citizens. Why? So that there will be a political backlash, from the true genuine, Hispanic US Citizens in our state, so that they can blame Gov. Brewer and the Legislature for the new law. My sister fell for it too, I couldn't convince her otherwise. The police and their union thugs did their job well that day.
I thank the brave legislature and our current Gov. Brewer who have stuck out their necks with this new-current immigration law and they were very brave to do so. Unfortunately this new law will never stand, because it will continue to be ignored and marginalized by the powers that be.
The liberal courts will have a hay-day; including our present and former centralized REGIME in Washington D.C. I noticed how quickly McCain jumped on the band wagon, he'll changed his mind again; once he gets back to Washington, he will forget us back here like he did before, especially when he and Ted Kennedy tried to pass the last Amnesty “Bi-partisan Bill”. Unfortunately Arizona voters have short memories, they forget and forgive, and will quickly vote McCain back again.
Our current representatives in our state did the right thing in passing this law I know the powers that be will do everything to make a mockery and try to marginalize this new law. I say don't pay attention to the media or anyone else who feels this law is wrong, including the author of the previous article.
Gov. Brewer and the Legislature did the right thing! I know it goes against what the merchants, business interests, -All Spanish radio, La RAZA organization and many other Hispanic organizations; the illegal Hispanic voters who continue to vote in our elections are pretty upset, including of these illegal, ineligible voters that are bused to various polling places in sections of Phoenix on Election Day. I've seen them troop out of the buses.
Everyone laughs at our laws because none of them are enforced or will be enforced, including those who are currently breaking the law. We, who are the legal citizens, take exception to this. When those laws that are not enforced then the consequences become a burden to those of us who are legally here. The burden comes in the form of higher and higher state taxes, which are incidentally and currently in the red. Our jails are full of illegals, because Mexico most other Latin American country won't take them back, they don't want criminals back in their countries causing problems for them; we pay for their incarceration. Even the census was corrupted. How do I know? Right out there in front of everybody at Food city- (local grocery chain in PHX Metropolitan area) some Spanish speaking people were signing them up, I thought the census had to go be mailed to a real home address or someone had to appear at your home personally handing it over to you. Like I said the only exception is not to follow the laws when it comes to illegal's rights. Why were they signing them up at the food store and what about the paper work? We don't know how many names and addresses were made up who will verify them, the community organizers? The Regime in Washington? I guess I don't know anything about how the census was to be taken I guess I'm just a dumb citizen of AZ. who doesn't have any rights except to just keep forking out money to who and whomever wants in.
How long will the frustrated citizens of Arizona continue to pay out thru taxes? Will we continue to pay for free educational tuition costs for students who are not legally here like those who currently attend ASU and NAU and U of A. What's to stop students from continually coming here for a free university college education. Who is going to stop them? It's not the universities' priority that's not their jobs to enforce the laws of land, that's been their answer to the problem in the past, yet we pay their wages. Also the welfare –ACCESS tell the same story, that's not their job to enforce the law either. They provide the home subsidies, medical costs, dental and free medication etc, free rental subsidies, which we pay thru our taxes. We give you anything so long as you vote for people vote the current Regime wants. The problem here and else where is that to many agencies in the municipalities and at the state and local level are suppose to be representing the legal citizens of the AZ and USA. but unfortunately for us they have all turned a blind eye for too many years. We the true citizens don't count, maybe if also voted in a block they would listen to us then we would be more credible in the eyes of the politicians at all levels and then maybe they would listen and abide the law of the land.
Our own American citizens whether naturalized or legally here are tired and angry. We get more scrutiny we want to buy a home or get a loan or asking for a student loan then an illegal's that shouldn't be here in the first place. I won't forget their standard phrase after we get through the process always is “ Well you just make too much money to qualify for anything, even when you are holding down 3 jobs to make a decent living for our family.
After all these illegals are more entitled than our own kids and anything else we are dumb enough to give them, like workers un-employment etc. Someone has to pay for this and it is we. Even our former illustrious governor Napolitano was and is still against the law and rule of the land, refusing to enforce the laws already on the books, that's why she was always going against Joe Arpaio, our county sheriff for years. She didn't want him enforcing the law. Also the municipal-workers & state worker & unions of AZ. do not want this law; they want to marginalize it as well, ignore it and it will go away, then they can go back to what ever their jobs are and we continue to pay their wages. They think! Somehow everybody thinks if you are illegally here, the entitlement are there for you and they are always going to be free with no consequences thanks to Washington's inaction in the past 20 and for years to come until we get another Amnesty again which won't be enforced. After all we the legal citizens of Arizona and the rest of nation will continue to pay for it and willingly we, as we don't want to be called “racists.”
Comment: #6
Posted by: Elizabeth Frazier
Thu May 6, 2010 7:08 PM
For Sir (Perez) With Love

“For exposing the racial profiling and ethnic discrimination promoted by right-wing extremists, for making comprehensive immigration reform possible much sooner than anyone expected, for uniting the Latino community and other ethnic minorities like never before, for striking the final blow that would ignite a new civil rights movement, we should be grateful to Arizona.”
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You're welcome, moo-chaw-cho! You want some more?
The only “profiling” going on here is the resolve of the American people to secure their borders from the Mexican onslaught. Therefore, We the People, regard all “undocumented immigrants” as illegal alien invaders, who have come to annex American territory for Mexico. The “racial profiling and ethnic discrimination” charges may fall under the larger heading; “enemy combatant.”
Call us “right-wing” if you must, but we are simply extremists in defense of liberty and the American way of life. You Mexicans have clearly worn out your welcome here and now we are rolling up the welcoming mat, as a nation--with NO apologies.
Arizona--and the rest of the nation, for that matter--does not need the “gratitude” nor opinions of enemy aliens in our midst, such as yourself, Mr. Perez.
There will be NO “new civil rights movement,” as you imagine. Just look around you and what do you see in the streets of Los Angeles? It is an open race war between American blacks and Mexican nationals, who have come to steal their jobs and hard-won civil rights. Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca has brought this open race war to the attention of the American public.
So forget about uniting people of color against the white race. It's NOT going to happen, Mr. Perez. Maybe you should consult your fellow Hispanics of the organization, “You Don't Speak For Me,” to get the true American perspective.
Do not imagine that race hustlers like Al Sharpton speak for the larger black community, as Mr. Sharpton is nothing more than a publicity hound, in search of his own self-aggrandizement.
“Had it not been for the racist and unconstitutional Arizona law intended to crack down (starting in August) on undocumented immigrants — yet poised to violate the civil rights of legal residents and American citizens — immigration reform still would be a back burner issue in Washington.”
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It still is a back burner issue, but when the states of the American Union come together with one strong voice, Washington will bow down to the will of the American people--NOT the Mexican reconquistador. Thirty years of irresponsible behavior on the part of Washington will be directly addressed as deplorable lack of leadership…and treason.
Illegal aliens have no claim here, neither do they qualify as “legal residents and American citizens,” even though their forged documents and stolen social security numbers would paint them as such.
“As the slogan "Sí, Se Puede/Yes, We Can" was becoming less believable, Arizona gave us new reason to believe! Eventually, this measure will be rejected by the courts. It never will become law. But it will keep immigration on the front burner!”
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There is a new translation to the words “Si se puede” and the citizens of Arizona--as well as America-- have asserted that they can indeed expel the Mexican invader. Yes, we can!
As for the “front burner,” on Washington's agenda, that too has been redefined by the American people as the full mobilization for the Second Mexican War. All of the states will fall into alignment with the Arizona decision and the morally, spiritually and fiscally bankrupt government of the United States of America will have no say in the decision, for federal law trumps the pseudo-feds.
Resident Obama is an illegal alien from Kenya and he has been “profiled” as well, so don't expect “America's Maximilian I” to come to the rescue of Mexican invaders, as he is barely holding out against an American military coup, as it is.
Should Obama open the floodgates of this nation to the illegal alien invasion, he will be deposed from power, for such an action would seal the fate of this republic.
“Granted, among undocumented immigrants, this measure is causing panic and hardship. Some already are fleeing Arizona and seeking refuge in other parts of the United States. And for us legal Latino residents and naturalized American citizens, Arizona has been painful and humiliating. It's hard to accept the fact that many of our fellow Americans see us with such disdain that they would let Arizona violate our basic rights as American citizens and legal residents.
Yet so many other people are speaking out now. So many other Americans are saying they are sick and tired of the xenophobic hatemongers. So many new immigrant rights activists are coming out of the woodwork. Thanks to Arizona, the tide is turning.
Across the country, immigrants and those who support them are pledging to boycott Arizona and to punish all politicians who support similar anti-immigrant measures. Many celebrities who were silent on this issue are now condemning the mean-spirited ways of politicians and media personalities who practice race-baiting.
The bigots on the blogosphere — a loud minority that came across as a majority — now are being challenged by the true majority of Americans, who still value our tradition as a compassionate nation of immigrants. Thanks to Arizona, every ignorant and racist statement is being rebutted and ridiculed by people who know better.”
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The American people don't give a fig for the “painful and humiliating” circumstances of the so-called “undocumented immigrants” who comprise the Mexican occupation army.
If you find it so hard to accept that Arizona is violating alleged “basic rights” of Mexican nationals where none in fact exist, perhaps you should familiarize yourself with the immigration laws of Mexico, to get a better perspective on just where you and the other enemy aliens stand,” to realize you have no standing. You have no claim here.
“The Arizona boycott — spontaneous, without initial coordination, born out of outrage — is a genuine grass-roots movement against a state and political party that deserve to be taught a lesson.
The Republican-driven Arizona law has been condemned as racist and discriminatory, even by many police officials in Arizona and throughout the country. And the chorus of hundreds of organizations and community activists who are pleading for justice is getting louder and louder.”
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Nothing speaks “louder” than the blood of American innocents, which has been spilled by the illegal alien crime wave. Your empty boast is nothing more than sound and fury.
That which was “born of outrage,” was the righteous wrath of the American people against a third world peasant army, which thought it was just going to come up here and take over.
It is the collective voice of tens of thousands of American victims of the illegal alien crime wave and the voice of the living Americans who support them, which is now most worthy of consideration. That is the only “justice” the American people will now consider.
“From Shakira to Gloria Estefan to various prominent Latino baseball players, many celebrities are speaking out like never before about the injustices committed against other immigrants, and they are getting a lot of attention.
There is even a website on which petitioners are vowing "not to spend ... vacation dollars in that state, whether that be by not engaging in tourism in Arizona, by not doing business within the state, or by not buying anything that comes from Arizona ... until such a time that this law is overturned or ruled unconstitutional."
And some African-American leaders — seeing the similarities to their own civil rights movement, identifying with the Latino potential victims of racial profiling and remembering that it took another boycott to get Arizona to agree to celebrate Martin Luther King's birthday — also are coming out in support of the boycott.
After the Major League Baseball Players Association condemned the Arizona law, Karen Russell, the daughter of NBA legend and civil rights champion Bill Russell, wrote an article calling on the NFL, NHL and NBA unions to do the same. She noted that when Arizona refused to celebrate King's birthday, "the NFL pulled the Super Bowl." She added, "It's time to boycott Arizona again and pull the MLB All-Star game from Phoenix next year."
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For a people who are used to hogging the limelight, with their spurious claims of “racism,” the more clamor they generate, the more they imagine that gnashing their teeth will enforce the toehold of the Mexican squatter army. This peasant army from Mexico has staked a claim to the American patrimony, thinking it might rewrite the national anthem and destiny of the American people, cloaking itself under the guise of a legitimate civil rights movement.
Arizona cannot be dissected away from the larger national body, as it is a microcosm of the will of the entire American people, for an end to this Second Mexican War. The race war prosecuted by Mexico against the American people-- via the so-called “anchor baby”--has bankrupted the nation's social services and safety net.
So Marxists who support the Mexican incursion should plan for a total “boycott” of the entire nation.
“For pro-immigrant activists, these are wonderful fighting words from unexpected allies, support created for them by the xenophobes in Arizona.
But it's the people who are fueling this new movement, not the so-called leaders who promised to deliver immigration reform.”
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You got that right, pal and the people are telling you: “We won, you lost.”
“You would think that President Barack Obama and the Democratic leadership in Congress would see the Republican-driven Arizona law as an opportunity to grab a fumble and run in the other direction.
Yet instead of seeing a dropped football and an opportunity to score a huge touchdown for Latinos and other immigrants, the Democrats only see a hot potato — and even now they seem unwilling to touch it. Because they see that immigrants are now even less likely to vote for Republicans, Democrats apparently still believe they can save their political capital to invest on other topics and expect to get the Hispanic vote by default.
They are wrong! This time, they will have no other choice but to pay their dues to the immigrant community. At the May 1 pro-immigrant rallies in some 70 cities across the country, protesters seemed to be as angry with the Democrats who betray them as they are with the Republicans who bash them.
Thanks to Arizona Republicans, Democrats will be forced to speak more forcefully and to deliver on their promises to reform immigration. It may not happen this year — the ball will not really get rolling until after the midterm elections — but it will be sooner than expected, certainly before Obama seeks re-election, and it will be thanks to the civil rights movement ignited by the bigots in Arizona.”
To find out more about Miguel Perez and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com.
COPYRIGHT 2010 CREATORS.COM
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Yes, “One” would think that, if one were inclined toward magical thinking.
Speaking of “fumbles,” it is Mexico which has fumbled the ball of bilateral relations, by sending millions of illegal alien invaders here to break into our national house, as common burglars. They have introduced themselves as agents of chaos in our streets, destroying public property--as they did in Santa Cruz, California and interfering in the American political process.
Mexico fumbled the ball, when that nation declared--through a long line of Mexican presidents--that the borders of that nation extend into the United States of America and that: “Wherever there is a Mexican, that is Mexico.” This cheeky declaration of self-entitlement by the Mexican government, is an open declaration of war against the United States of America, on the part of Mexico.
While it is true that the Democratic Party will be “paying its dues,” those dues will be paid directly to the American people, NOT to Mexican nationals who came to institute a Mexican Lebensborn movement on American soil, as a strategy of the Second Mexican War.
The American people are one people, united as Americans--NOT those who identify themselves as “Latino.” Therefore, the American people see the concern for “Latino civil rights” as properly belonging to Mexico, which needs a major “comprehensive immigration reform” overhaul of its own, in the form of the Second Mexican Revolution.
The American people are NOT concerned with justice for Mexican interlopers, but they are concerned with the tens of thousands of Americans--including police officers-- who have found themselves the victims of an illegal alien crime wave.
As for the Democrats being “forced to speak more forcefully” on behalf of Mexican nationals, that is a sure formula for losing the next midterm elections. Even former stalwarts of CIR, John McCain and Lindsey Graham have now notified the Democrats they must go it alone. No one wants to fumble that hot potato.
By all means, “Latino voters” should make good on their empty threat and stay home, to leave the voting to people who identify as Americans.
Keep your boycotts, strikes and communist banners of Ernesto Che Guevara, Mr. Perez. American minorities are only interested in the restoration of their own civil rights, not granting a free lunch to the parasitic “guest worker” of Mexico.
In the final analysis, football is an American game.
Comment: #7
Posted by: Revolutionary Thought Adjuster
Fri May 7, 2010 11:52 AM
Shakedown Street
"Every political cause, added Eric Hoffer, eventually becomes a business and then degenerates into a racket. Civil rights has become a racket. All Americans of good will would offer a hand to alleviate the social catastrophe in black America. For after all, African Americans are children of the same God and citizens of the same republic. But the Jacksons, Sharptons and Bonds do not want our help. They want to bait us, provoke us and demonize us, for that is how they keep the pot boiling, the TV producers calling and the federal and foundation grants rolling in. If Theodore Bilbo and Bull Connor are dead and gone, new white racists must be found, even if they have to be invented, like John Ashcroft and George W. Bush. Booker T. Washington warned America to be wary of these race racketeers:
'There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs and the hardships of the black race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs--partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays.
Some of these people do not want the black man to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.'
Right down the smokestack, Dr. Washington...
Republicans, in their lifelong quest for absolution, are easy prey for confidence men like Jackson and Sharpton, who run the Big Sting."
Patrick J. Buchanan
“We call things racism just to get attention. We reduce complicated problems to racism, not because it is racism, but because it works.” ~ Alfredo Gutierrez, political consultant, as quoted by Richard de Uriarte, The Phoenix Gazette, March 14, 1992 (quoted in The ProEnglish Advocate, 1st quarter, 2002).
Comment: #8
Posted by: Revolutionary Thought Adjuster
Sun May 9, 2010 12:21 PM
" It's hard to accept the fact that many of our fellow Americans see us with such disdain that they would let Arizona violate our basic rights as American citizens and legal residents."
Part of that disdain, sir, comes from the Left's disdain for the Law, and a message from the Left, especially regarding the fear of alienating the Hispanic vote, that the Hispanic voter is sympathetic toward and indeed condones illegal entry into the US.
If the issue were purely about observing and respecting the laws, the Hispanic community in America wouldn't be crying foul over the Arizona law (because it would never have had to be proposed) or anyone's insistance that US borders be protected and sealed up. It would be about the Law.
Instead, it's about race, about color, which throws any consideration for the law out the window.
So why would I, an American citizen, who believes in America's tradition of respecting the law, have any respect for a demographic that apparently (if you're words are representative) takes so much pride in thumbing its collective nose at US traditions and laws? America's belief system is being challenged to the point where it's A-OK for a Mexican National, illegal at that, to march through US streets, protesting while waving the Mexican flag or brandishing a sign that says "UNITED STATES = NAZI GERMANY." And then there's the reconquista nonsense.
You're rhetoric about Immigrant bashing is BS. Like a lot of columnists who have a specific demographic you need to cater to, you've expressed the wrong ideals. You conflate laws against illegal entry into the US and the enforcement of those laws as immigrant bashing, regardless of the fact that those laws do not in fact discriminate as they apply to ALL foreigners. But you bury such a rational approach as advocating for a Hispanic demographic that is law abiding, and replace it with screaming and shouting about how America isn't being fair to poor Hispanics. But those poor Hispanics are playing the race card. And so are you, of course.
A lot of Americans would much rather (and rightly so) see Hispanics (legal ones) marching through our streets advocating for a return to respect for US laws. If that were happening, the Left's very questionable blurring of the terms "anti-illegal immigrant" and "anti-immigrant"(which you use) would be dropped by the wayside.
Comment: #9
Posted by: JosephS
Mon May 10, 2010 12:47 PM
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