By: Les Carpenter III
Rational Nation USA
I suppose the Phoenix Suns, The San Antonio Spurs, and the NBA saw monetary advantage in publicly opposing Arizona's newly passed immigration law. Or perhaps consideration was given to how this might positively impact individual teams or the NBA should they fall on tough economic times and want to lobby the Obama administration for bailout money.
According to reports the team decided to come out as an organization and make a bold political gesture in opposition to Arizona's new immigration law, Senate Bill 1070. It is obvious the league, it's executives, the players, team management, and team ownership are either ill informed or are pandering to illegals for some unknown reason.
The bill mirrors federal law, is not racist or discriminatory in intent, and is the attempt by the State of Arizona to put teeth in immigration law in their state. The state has both the right and obligation to protect it's legal citizens from the onslaught of illegals entering the state. Something the federal government under Clinton, Bush and now Obama have failed to do.
Here is what spokesperson Steve Nash had to say:
"I think the law is very misguided. I think is is unfortunately to the detriment of our society and our civil liberties and I think it is very important for us to stand up for things we believe in. I think the law obviously can target opportunities for racial profiling (I guess Mr. Nash believe law enforcement sees upholding immigration laws only as opportunities for profiling and racist activity, emphasis mine)
Things we don't need to see and don't want to see in 2010."
"It doesn't feel (emphasis mine) good to have people around the world and around the country look at our state as less equal, less than fair. As proud citizen of this state, I want us to be held in the highest esteem (by who I ask.. the illegals). I think we have a lot of good attributes and a lot of great people and I think we need to be very cautious in how we respect our civil liberties and the tone we're setting and the precedents we're setting moving forward."
Could it be possible Mr. Nash's comments were scripted by the speech writers in the Obama administration? The phraseology and wording is sure is reminiscent of the progressivism of the POTUS.
Apparently Mr.Nash feels he is aware of "perceptions" created by the Arizona bill and that played a role in his decision to make his public statement. Apparently he missed the CBS poll out recently that show 62% of Americans are in SUPPORT of Arizona's actions.
Steven Nash is just another lib-talker that follows the progressive line walked by the lame stream media and the progressives in Washington.
You can read the entire Sun News article here