Friday, April 30, 2010

Arizona's Law

EDIT: After speaking with many sources, the following I no longer find to be true. This law is Constitutional in all aspects and is not a racial law. It is only considered racial because of those who say it is. We are all immigrants. We could care less if you are white, black, purple, pink, orange, or red. This law targets those that are ILLEGAL.

In the following, the parts about the Federal Government ignoring Arizona's cry for help as well as the responsibility of the states to step up when the Federal Government doesn't do its job, I still find true.

I've stuck mostly to the ideals of America but with Arizona's new law, I felt that a look on how it's a good thing, but also needs a little editing, would be good. It is estimated that after the bill was signed into law, that 100,000 illegals fled the state. I agree that it's up to Arizona to govern its own state, but they have to stick within the Constitution of the United States.

The argument comes from Section 1 of the 14th Amendment.

"All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."

The argument behind this is what documentation will the person in question be asked to present to verify their citizenship? I mean, I don't think any of us carry our birth certificates around.

I agree that the Federal Government has put a deaf ear to Arizona's pleas for help, which Arizona has the right to under the Constitution. I believe that if the Federal Government doesn't do it's job, then it's up to the States to do it. But, I believe that the law is written just a tad poorly and they have to be just about it and follow the Constitution.

I believe a simple bit of reworking to this law would easily fix this and make it a very constitutional law. The current law was written in desperation and desperation can cause a few errors.

What the 14th Amendment says to this is basically that we can not punish our own citizens to go after the illegals or even our own citizens. I agree that a bill like this is needed in many states, but we have to adhere to the constitution and make sure that we follow it and live up to the same standards that we want the legislators, executives, and judical officers to live up to.

Friday, April 9, 2010

What's Needed

The problems have been pointed out numerous times, as they should be. But it comes time that we find out solutions. I am blessed to live in a state that has solutions popping up in numerous places. We don't need more career politicians. We don't need more people who disregard the Constitution. We don't need politicians. We need people who will represent the people, who will read and understand the Constitution, who will read and understand the bills before they vote, who will do extensive research, and who will listen when the American people speak.

The Constitution is the Supreme Law of this land. It should be held to the highest regard in this country and should never be disregarded. The politicians in DC have done that. I have thought through what should be done with the up coming elections. If we should keep the ones that are somewhat good and just get rid of the bad ones or if we should dump them all out and make it a fair game. My opinion is simple, dump them all out. Let the current politicians fight their way back to office. If they are good, they should have no issues, but if they're bad then they'll be gone.

Obviously I will never tell anyone how they should decide what to do in an election or anything in their lives. I only offer my opinion and in the end, it's up to you. We need people who will listen to We The People. Who will not forget that they were once among us and not to let power and greed go to their head. We need people who will not see their position as a job but as an honor. It is an honor to serve this country in this country in any position as George Washington put it.

We also need to stay awake. We can't elect these people who represent us and then go back to sleep. They may be good people, but we have to keep watch and hold their feet to the fire. We've sent good men to DC and seen them change into people who no longer care for us or the Constitution. We have to continue to do what we are doing right now. We must continue to protest and petition. To call and voice our opinions and continue to show we will be here forever. We have to teach our children to do the same. To question with boldness and to keep their freedom and liberty near and dear. If they let them go, they may never get them back.

We have to point out the wrong things and push for them to be made right. We must hold true to our principles and the Constitution. If we don't, then we're right back to square one with the progressives. We have to teach the founders and the founding documents. We can't allow the teachers and the "experts" to teach us, we must teach ourselves. We must do all of these things and lastly hold true to the ideals and beliefs our founders had. Without those, we would not be America. Without those "DON'T TREAD ON ME" would have never been said.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Who We Really Are

"Whoever looks upon them as an irregular mob will find himself much mistaken. They have men amongst them who know very well what they are about." - Lord Hugh Percy 1775

It has been said that those in the Tea Parties are racist, fear mongering, violent, terrorist, a mob, and all out evil. This from those who embrace tyrannical forms of government and the progressive ideals to get them there. As Lord Hugh Percy described the American colonies back then, it stands true today. We know who we are, and though they do not show it, they know who we are too.

They try to intimidate us and get us to react with violence. But we stick true to our founders beliefs. That words are strongest weapon and person can have. They didn't resort to arms until they were invaded by the British. We love the 2nd amendment but we won't come out shooting bullets, only words and signs.

We use the rights that our creator gave us and the founders re-affirmed in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. We believe in those documents and the Declaration of Independence. They have been long ignored and we will make sure that it never happens again. We know that it's our fault for these politicians getting in, but we believe in personal responsibility. That means that we're going to clean up our mess and throw out the trash.

We are the power of this nation. We're the strongest branch in America and we will not go back to sleep. We're back and better than ever and we're not leaving. We're taking our Houses back. That includes the House, the Senate, and the White House. We don't care about parties, R and D mean nothing to us. We look to what people truly believe and if their voting record shows it. If they don't have a voting record, then we look at actions.

Our founders warned us what would happen, and it's come true. It's now time we use the safe guards they gave us and take our country back. It's time we protest harder than ever and vote like mad this year for those who really know and believe in our best interest. It's time we line up and tell not just DC but our State legislators, "DON'T TREAD ON ME".

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Who Do You Think You Are?

Who do you think you are DC? Do you really think you're in control? Do you really think that you could keep our place while we turned a blind eye? We're back and better than ever. Thanks for covering for us, but I think we'll take it back now. You've done a pretty lousy job.

"WE THE PEOPLE..." is how the founders started the Constitution. They wanted to put it out there in the very beginning that the people were in control, no one or anything else. They set it up that the Federal Government was the weakest, then the States, and the strongest of all, the People.

We've fallen asleep for the past 100 years. We had a small reawakening in the 80's with Reagan and then went right back asleep. Now we're awake and we can never go back. It is up to us to tell our children what we've done here to defend our country and their's and our liberty. We must teach them to do the same and never let their guard down. We can never let this happen again.

People may think that we're not succeeding. They may think we're not making a difference, but we are. Look at any news network. Good or bad, they're talking about the Tea Party Movement. They're talking about millions of people standing together to defend what the founders set up over 200 years ago.

We are having our revolution right now. We are at the deciding point of our future. Whether to continue to let the Federal Government become a tyrannical form or to go back to what we should be, a free Constitutional Representative Republic. We must continue to march on and fight. We must continue to fly that American flag along the with the very first flag of our country, "DON'T TREAD ON ME".