By: Les Carpenter III
Rational Nation USA
What is it about these athletes who are speaking out against the sovereign state of Arizona in it's attempt to close it's borders and stop the infiltration of illegal immigrants from crossing the U.S / Mexican border.
Existing federal immigration law was written to accomplish the very same thing Arizona is aiming to achieve with it's new state law. The reason Arizonans acted to pass Senate Bill 1070 is because the federal government stopped enforcing the law a long time ago. And as it looks from this vantage point it is unlikely much will happen at the federal level to change it in the foreseeable future.
Okay, I am going to say what is really on my mind. The federal government, and I am NOT singling out just President Obama... more than one of his predecessors are guilty of doing nothing to control illegal immigration, as they in reality wanted a huge immigrant population from Mexico.
First, the motive behind the progressive agenda IMO was to allow, by turning a blind eye, as many people who would eventually support wholeheartedly the progressive/socialist agenda as possible. Once the numbers became large enough, as they now are, the push for amnesty would begin. Offer a path to citizenship and bingo a ready made voting block that will support the progressive statist ideology.
And now we turn to business. The businesses that stood to gain by the acquisition of cheap labor with no benefits were all to willing to take advantage of a federal government driven by the agenda of the politicians running the government. Together the two hand in hand have created the current situation Arizona is determined to correct.
While both business and government share responsibility for our illegal immigrant population, it is the government that must accept the lion's share of responsibility. It was the federal governments responsibility to enforce national immigration law, and at the same to enforce laws against hiring illegals.
So again, Arizona has taken the step to control it's own southern border. The law just recently signed by the Governor mirrors federal law, and it by no means is racist or discriminatory. Arizona lawmakers (with 70% approval from the citizens) should be applauded for taking steps to protect the legal citizens and ultimately strengthen the state economy.
These athletes are simply misguided. As is the President and the rest of the "let em in and give em amnesty" crowd. This is just my opinion, and I'm sticking to it.