With sections of Arizona already closed due to violence, Obama now seeks to sue the state for trying to protect its terrorized citizens
- Trash on Arizona border, Rape Tree in background, photo 3/16/09, Now Public
- (AP, 6/18): "The Milwaukee Brewers believe they are ready for the law, having issued identification cards to their players for the past three years. Each card has the player's photo and information on how to contact Brewers officials if authorities question why the player is in Arizona."
- ""So to be precise, the statement would be 'What the Arizona law does is make a state crime out of something that already is . . . a federal crime that the federal authorities
- have chosen not to enforce except in rare circumstances.'"
- 3 Arizona counties have already been closed since 2006 due to violence and human trafficking. The land is not likely to be returned to America.
- In putting together his case against the people, Obama's staff flew in selected hack police chiefs from around the country to meet with AG Eric Holder. The police chief from Phoenix had to leave the meeting early
- 5/26: UPI, Phoenix: "A young police officer with a newborn son was shot and killed early Wednesday and a suspect found nearby was arrested, law enforcement authorities said....
A tactical team with a police dog found a suspect, Danny Martinez, police said.
- Martinez, naked, was hiding in a shed....
- Martinez was freed in 2009 after serving time for a weapons charge."
- for seeking to defend themselves from years of terrorism and neglect by the federal government.
- new declaration of war, this time against an unlikely enemy: the state of Arizona.
The Justice Department is preparing to sue Arizona over its new immigration law. The president has stiffed Gov. Jan Brewer's call for meaningful assistance in efforts to secure the border. And the White House has accused Arizona's junior senator, Republican Jon Kyl, of lying about an Oval Office discussion with the president over comprehensive immigration reform. Put them all together, and you have an ugly state of affairs that's getting uglier by the day.
First, the lawsuit. Last week, Brewer was appalled to learn the Justice Department's intentions not from the Justice Department but from an interview done by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with an Ecuadorian TV outlet.
"It would seem to me that if they were going to file suit against us," Brewer told Fox News' Greta van Susteren last week,
- "they definitely would have contacted us first and informed us before they informed citizens ... of another nation."
But they didn't....
- ...On June 18, Kyl told a town meeting in North Phoenix that Obama personally told him
- the administration will not secure the U.S.-Mexico border because doing so would make it politically difficult to pass comprehensive immigration reform.
"I met with the president in the Oval Office, just the two of us," Kyl said. "Here's what the president said. The problem is, he said, if we secure the border, then you all won't have any reason to support comprehensive immigration reform."
- "In other words," Kyl continued, "they're holding it hostage. They don't want to secure the border unless and until it is combined with comprehensive immigration reform."
After Kyl's statement went viral on the Internet, the White House issued a sharp denial. "The president didn't say that and Senator Kyl knows it," communications director Dan Pfeiffer wrote on the White House blog. "There are more resources dedicated toward border security today than ever before,
- but, as the president has made clear, truly securing the border
- will require a comprehensive solution to our broken immigration system." ...
- (confirming what Kyl said, ed.)
Kyl is not backing down. "What I said occurred, did occur," he told an Arizona radio station. "Some spokesman down at the White House said no, that isn't what happened at all, and then proceeded to say we need comprehensive immigration reform to secure the border. That is their position, and all I was doing was explaining why, from a conversation with the president, why it appears
- that that's their position."
Even if it didn't have so many other fights on its hands, it would be unusual for an
- administration to align itself against an American state.
But that's precisely what has happened. Soon it will be up to the courts and voters to decide whether Obama's campaign against Arizona will succeed or fail."
- from Washington Examiner, "Amid crises, Obama declares war--on Arizona," by Byron York