Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Arizona State Senator Sylvia Allen explains SB 1070 Law
Arizona State Senator Sylvia Allen explains SB 1070 Law
I'm Arizona State Senator Sylvia Allen. I want to explain SB 1070 which I voted for and was just signed by Governor Jan Brewer.
Rancher Rob Krantz was murdered by the drug cartel on his ranch a month ago. I participated in a senate hearing two weeks ago on the border violence, here is just some of the highlights from those who testified.
The people who live within 60 to 80 miles of the Arizona/Mexico Border have for years been terrorized and have pleaded for help to stop the daily invasion of humans who cross their property . One Rancher testified that 300 to 1200 people a DAY come across his ranch vandalizing his property, stealing his vehicles and property, cutting down his fences, and leaving trash. In the last two years he has found 17 dead bodies and two Koran bibles.
Another rancher testified that daily drugs are brought across his ranch in a military operation. A point man with a machine gun goes in front, 1/2 mile behind are the guards fully armed, 1/2 mile behind them are the drugs, behind the drugs 1/2 mile are more guards. These people are violent and they will kill anyone who gets in the way. This was not the only rancher we heard that day that talked about the drug trains.
One man told of two illegals who came upon his property one shot in the back and the other in the arm by the drug runners who had forced them to carry the drugs and then shot them. Daily they listen to gun fire during the night it is not safe to leave his family alone on the ranch and they can't leave the ranch for fear of nothing being left when they come back.
The border patrol is not on the border. They have set up 60 miles away with check points that do nothing to stop the invasion. They are not allowed to use force in stopping anyone who is entering. They run around chasing them, if they get their hands on them then they can take them back across the border.
Federal prisons have over 35% illegal's and 20% of Arizona prisons are filled with illegal's. In the last few years 80% of our law enforcement that have been killed or wounded have been by an illegal.
The majority of people coming now are people we need to be worried about. The ranchers told us that they have seen a change in the people coming they are not just those who are looking for work and a better life.
The Federal Government has refused for years to do anything to help the border states . We have been over run and once they are here we have the burden of funding state services that they use. Education cost have been over a billion dollars. The healthcare cost billions of dollars. Our State is broke, $3.5 billion deficit and we have many serious decisions to make.
One is that we do not have the money to care for any who are not here legally. It has to stop.
The border can be secured. We have the technology we have the ability to stop this invasion. We must know who is coming and they must come in an organized manner legally so that we can assimilate them into our population and protect the sovereignty of our country. We are a nation of laws. We have a responsibility to protect our citizens and to protect the integrity of our country and the government which we live under.
I would give amnesty today to many, but here is the problem, we dare not do this until the Border is secure. It will do no good to forgive them because thousands will come behind them and we will be over run to the point that there will no longer be the United States of America but a North American Union of open borders. I ask you what form of government will we live under?
How long will it be before we will be just like Mexico , Canada or any of the other Central American or South American countries? We have already lost our language, everything must be printed in Spanish also. We have already lost our history it is no longer taught in our schools. And we have lost our borders.
The leftist media has distorted what SB 1070 will do. It is not going to set up a Nazi Germany . Are you kidding. The ACLU and the leftist courts will do everything to protect those who are here illegally, but it was an effort to try and stop illegal's from setting up businesses, and employment, and receiving state services and give the ability to local law enforcement when there is probable cause like a traffic stop to determine if they are here legally. Federal law is very clear if you are here on a visa you must have your papers on you at all times. That is the law. In Arizona all you need to show you are a legal citizen is a driver license, MVD identification card, Native American Card, or a Military ID. This is what you need to vote, get a hunting license, etc.. So nothing new has been added to this law. No one is going to be stopped walking down the street etc... The Socialist who are in power in DC are angry because we dare try and do something and that something the Socialist wants us to do is just let them come. They want the "Transformation" to continue.
Maybe it is too late to save America . Maybe we are not worthy of freedom anymore. But as an elected official I must try to do what I can to protect our Constitutional Republic . Living in America is not a right just because you can walk across the border. Being an American is a responsibility and it comes by respecting and upholding the Constitution the law of our land which says what you must do to be a citizen of this country. Freedom is not free.
Phony Obamanation At NASA
This was written by someone who works at Kennedy Space Center.
President Obama's NASA Trip 4/16/2010
President Obama visited NASA-KSC on 4/15/2010. Here are a few highlights from his trip:
-He arrived at the Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) at approximately 1:30 PM.
-He was driven around KSC & CCAFS to see sites including Space X
-His motorcade proceeded not far from the building where I work. There is no picture for this historic moment in my life because every building on the military installation near his motorcade was put into complete lockdown.
-The President then gave a 45-minute speech on his plans for NASA at the Operations and Control building. 1,000 employees were given paid leave to keep them out of the building the entire day. The O&C building was in lockdown from 7 AM to 7 PM including the surrounding parking lots.
- The speech was given to persons who rec’d a White House invitation.
-The President then departed via Air Force 1 around 3:45 PM.
The President came to “talk to us” about the future of NASA, but NONE of “us” were present during his speech. Nor were we able to even wave to him as he drove around the facilities. Even his supporters that I work with were livid that they could not even walk out of the building to view his motorcade from a distance. One even stormed off from the single window facing the road he traveled and stated that America is not free.
I can understand the desire for safety for our President, but this was serious over-kill. The President was on a secure facility; surrounded by unarmed nerds w/federally investigated backgrounds. Many of the employees at NASA-KSC have been around since the beginning of the shuttle program. I can honestly say that I do not believe we would have been confined to our buildings or that entire buildings would have been shut down for an entire day if Bush had ever visited … or any other past President for that matter. We, as the media labeled us, truly were hostile territory for this President.
The President’s speech did not tell us anything more than what we could have read in Florida Today . We will still lose 8,000 jobs at just KSC alone. Obama stated that we will “save” 2,000 jobs…NOT. His logic appears to be very similar to the stimulus bill and the health care bill. We will spend $1 trillion dollars to lose 8,000 jobs in order to save 2,000 jobs in the future? He is still cancelling Constellation. He is still relegating us to the back of the bus in the space industry. We still do not have a private industry that can send humans into space. We will give foreign countries millions to employ their citizens in order to send astronauts into space.
He has proclaimed that he is giving us a “new” direction much like JFK did when he proclaimed that America would go to the moon. Only, his new direction does not have us going to the moon or Mars or anywhere. He wants us to find where the Easter bunny lives by doing studies on climate change. This is not a direction for NASA. This is the destruction of America’s world leadership in space.
This President spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to come and tell us everything we already knew. He could have simply remained in D.C. and given the same worthless speech to save everyone time and money. Operations at Knnedy Space Center were shut down; some for the entire day. For what? Well, we did learn something. When this President is around the “intelligent workforce that America’s space industry cannot afford to lose,” we will be locked down and prevented from seeing him.
This narcissistic, communistic President has betrayed America over and over again. His reign of destruction will prove difficult to fix when he is voted out in 2012.
Posted by Brett at 9:54 AM