Saturday, April 24, 2010

Another state considers Arizona eligibility plan --> Georgia!

Another state has begun considering a law like an Arizona plan approved by the state House there that would require presidential candidates to document their eligibility before being allowed on the election ballot.

Georgia Rep. Mark Hatfield, part of a coalition in his state supporting new election requirements, says it's really the responsibility of members of Congress to make sure a foreign-born individual or dual citizen isn't installed in the White House.

But he said without the leadership in Washington necessary to do that, it is up to states to tackle the issue. Arizona's plan is closest to adoption, awaiting only approval from the state Senate. 


Other states are also considering or have similar legislation pending. I say, 'go for it'.

President Obama is using the legislation to encourage that Congress move on immigration reform. He has it wrong and is twisting the issue for his own purposes. Arizona and other states with similar problems are not saying the government is remiss in enacting legislation to grant another amnesty or change the laws. No, they're saying the Federal government is not enforcing the laws already on the books. If the government were doing its job, protecting our borders and making sincere efforts to stop illegal immigration, the states wouldn't have a need to duplicate the Federal law.

Arizona's new law basically says that they will help the Feds do their job.

I'm not going to get in a big debate with anyone on this one. It's a hot issue. I have listened to all sides... those who say it violates rights (yet you and I have to show ID by the cops when asked...), it's profiling, our businesses encourage by hiring, that we don't enforce issue in businesses, etc., etc.

To me it boils down to the fact that we don't have open borders. We want immigrants, we encourage immigration --- legally.

I hope all the states will continue to fight for states rights. I hope that they pursue the efforts to block the healthcare bill. If we lose the battle for states rights, we will ultimately negate the Constitution, Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence and everything this country was founded upon.

Unfortunately for freedom loving Americans, we're battling on so many fronts right now to retain some semblance of our democratic republic that it's hard to figure out where to focus. Also hard to keep up with everything.

I liked the idea floated by Karl Rove, or someone else possibly, can't remember exactly... He suggested that we pick a race somewhere in the country and support that candidate. Rather than trying to support numerous candidates, diluting the impact of donations and support, throw all your money and time at getting one candidate into Congress.

The same idea may work with where to put your efforts in safeguarding our freedoms. If immigration is your issue, stick with it. If fighting healthcare, cap and trade, the global warming scam, etc. then focus on that one issue. But don't get so focused that you overlook others that may need some immediate attention!

I have so many soap boxes I have a hard time trying to figure out which one to climb on from minute to minute! Maybe I should take my own advice ;-)

Back to Arizona, Georgia, immigration laws and Mark Hatfield... I'm sending him a note letting him know I'm 100% behind his efforts. Then I'm going to check and see if he has a Twitter page, blog, or other ways to keep up with what he's doing!

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