Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Obama Picks Mexico Over United States.

"...Obama showed solidarity with his guest of honor, Mexican President Felipe Calderon, who called Arizona's law discriminatory and warned Mexico would reject any effort to 'criminalize migration.'"

--Houston Chronicle

The President of the United States has sided with a foreign nation in criticizing a state in the union. He has decided that he would rather appear friendly to the Mexican government than the voters of Arizona.The President is worried that the new Arizona immigration law is racist. I would be interested to know how he came up with that opinion since a number of people in his administration have arrived at the same opinion, without reading the law. Who would do such an incredibly stupid thing? Especially when the bill is approximately 21 pages long.

As noted on Hot Air, Attorney General Eric Holder told Meet the Press that the Arizona law had, "...the possibility of leading to racial profiling," and that passage of this law was "unfortunate". He then admitted that his concerns were over what he had heard, and that he had not read the bill. This is the Attorney General of the United States. He should know that sometimes what a law says, and what the news says it says are two different things.

Of course, he wasn't alone. Secretary of Homeland Security (and former Arizona Governor) Janet Napolitano also criticized the law. According to Fox News:

"I believe it's a bad law enforcement law. I believe it mandates and requires local enforcement and puts them in a position many do not want to be placed in," Napolitano said. "When I was dealing with laws of that ilk, most of the law enforcement agencies in Arizona at that time were opposed to such legislation," she claimed.

She also admitted she hasn't read the bill. It's very interesting that senior officials in the administration believe they can pass judgment on a law that a state passed without actually reading the bill. Even more interesting, while critics of the Arizona law say that it will have the police in Arizona "checking papers", President Obama has already started. The President is scheduled to appear at Kalamazoo's Central High School commencement ceremonies next month. Ahead of his visit, students at the Michigan high school are being required to provide their birth dates, Social Security numbers, and (believe it or not) their citizenship status to Secret Service.

I hope there are no Mexican Nationals at Kalamzoo. I would hate for the President's new friend to criticize him for this.


pack04 said...

I want to make sure I understand what happened yesterday. We [the United States of America] invited a foreign leader to address out country. In this address he lectured us on how to do things. Should not everybody be more offended. I mean he basically told our president and congress they are doing a bad job. Now I do agree that they are doing a bad job but for congress to just sit there and take it, and then cheer for the man. They have no courage, no strength, no self-respect nor any patriotism.

As for a broken "immigration system" is it truly broken or is it that he just does not like it. Is it broken that to legally come into this country you have to let us know, you have to apply? You have to show your passport. Hell if I leave the country and come back I have to show my papers to get in. I walk around any foreign country I carry my papers with me, they show that I have been allowed in and followed the rules.

Is it wrong for us to apply our rules? Yes we might not like them, they might be dumb but they are still our rules. No you don't get a pass because you went through hell to get here.

I love our country, I love the melting pot that it has been. I love that we give people the opportunity to make their lives better. I think a immigration policy of letting people in is good, I am not in favor of quotas. I believe most of the quota rules we have had in the past were wrong. However, I do realize that we are in a different world where we need to make sure we know of the people we are letting in. So we have to have boarder controls and rules to protect ourselves. It is unfortunate that we can't just be open. A few have ruined that for the many. I am also in favor of having rules and enforcing the rules. I strongly believe in having punishments for not following the rules.

I am in favor of looking at our immigration laws and if they need to be changed changing them. However, if a majority of our country is not in favor of changing them then I will go along with that. I certainly not going to accept that just because an immigrate does not like our immigration laws that we should change them. It is our country you follow our rules.

I might not like driving on the left side of the road in England but I am not going to drive on the right side in spite of their rules. I am for sure not going to go and lecture their parliament on the need to change their rules.

Most get angry when the rich don't get into trouble when they break rules and call it unfair. However are in favor of immigrates breaking the rule. Pick a side people and stick to it.

Andy D said...

Well said Pack. I think I would argue for stricter immigration rules than you, but I think you make some excellent points with this comment.