On April 22, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed into law a bill that would make it a state crime to be in the United States illegally and would allow state enforcement officials to verify that individuals are in this country legally. I for one congratulate Governor Brewer for her courage and dedication to duty.
Of course, the progressives have their knickers in a knot over this - probably because their main ammunition for voter fraud is going to be reduced. The Messiah Most Miserable, beneficiary of ACORN-esque voter fraud (remember that?) calls the law "misguided". He disregards the Tenth Amendment, which does acknowledge the states' rights to police their own territories. However, not too much of the Constitution resonates with him, so no surprise here.
However, a number of Republicans are jumping on the nay-saying bandwagon. I understand Mike Huckabee disapproves of this. As far as I'm concerned, this disqualifies Huckabee as a potential presdiential candidate, as I would want a president who would secure our borders. Jeb Bush also frowns upon this; truth be told, Jeb's once-rising star plopped into the trash after he basically sucked his thumb during the murder of Terri Schiavo.
But guess who else has jumped onto the progressive bandwagon here? Guess who else cries out to their progressive funders "Me, too! Me, too!" and slams Arizona? The USCCB! Surprise! Read that ridiculous statement. They oppose the "criminalization of undocumented immigrants". Don't you just love that language manipulation? Ladies and gentlemen, if they don't have "documents", it means that they didn't go through the steps to acquire those "documents". Hence they are breaking laws. What do we call "lawbreakers"? (Liberals, please sit down for this, lest you fall into a swoon!) They are criminals! Yes! Criminality is defined by behavior. Boys and girls, if one acts like a criminal, they are a criminal! Understand?
Of course the USCCB and most of the progressives are snorting about something called "comprehensive immigration reform". Talk, talk, talk! Meanwhile, drug cartels come onto US territory with impugnity, ranchers are found murdered on their own property, etc. It sounds like Governor Brewer is taking that bull by the horn! Good for her! Let more follow Arizona's example!