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Updated on July 17, 2013

By: Wayne Brown

The issues surrounding the controversial Arizona Immigration Law seem to get more complicated by the day. What should be an issue that is based in immigration is anything but that it seems. Meanwhile, the citizens of Arizona continue to suffer with the dangers of an uncontrolled southern border and a federal government bent on making the issue of illegal immigration a political trading token.

The federal government cites the Constitution as mandating federal authority for border security on the one hand yet falls short of handling the task in terms of securing the border and rounding up the illegal immigrants who have already crossed. The daily business of human and drug trafficking continues to flow and Mexican drug gangs boldly enter into border towns inciting death and crime. Arizona, in an effort to quell the situation within its own border limits, has passed legislation to aid the federal laws and increase the efforts to apprehend and remove the illegal elements from the state.

The federal government basically claims that Arizona’s law usurps the authority of the federal government. In no uncertain terms, the feds demands that Arizona cease and desist. Of course the whole thing goes to the courts for resolution as it comes down to issues of State Sovereignty and States Rights. The case will slowly works its way up the system and eventually end up in the Supreme Court before a true resolution will be reached or should I say ordered.

For now, the argument rests in the chambers of the highly liberal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. If Arizona has not yet suffered humiliation in this ordeal, the 9th Circuit Court will surely not disappoint in that regard. Already the call has gone out request testimony from officials of 12 different countries of the world as a part of the court’s process. By the looks of things, this next round will be a three-ring circus with both the court and the federal government attempting to make Arizona the clown.

It is exceeding apparent that this case revolves around whether or not Arizona has the right to create, enact, and enforce legislation related to illegal immigration. Both sides feel strongly in terms of their position thus it is also correct that the matter has ended up in the courts if neither party elects to yield. After all, that is how the process works in America when it works correctly.

Now let’s get to the part that makes no sense at all. Do you or I really care what some official from Brazil or Columbia thinks about the way Arizona is handling itself with regard to illegal immigration? What bearing does the opinion of other countries have in deciding an issue of States Rights in America. The issue and how we decide it as a country is basically not the business of other countries either to monitor, shape, or control. It’s about America and it’s about Arizona and that is where the buck should stop. Unfortunately this liberal court must actively demonstrate it conscious awareness of diversity and political correctness while it publicly embarrasses Arizona with its antics.

There is not another country on the face of this earth with policies regarding illegal immigration which are as relaxed and liberal as those of the USA. On the one hand that may sound like a noble position. On the other hand, if one thinks about it for a while, it is just plain stupid and irresponsible to say the least.

The federal government is bound by the Constitution to secure and protect the borders of the United States. At present, the government is failing miserably at accomplishing that goal especially along the border in the State of Arizona. I might add that Texas is not overly happy with the results either. Now, no one is taking the federal government to court over the issue although it makes good sense in light of the relaxed attitude with regard to the issue and in due consideration of the potential terrorist intervention that could come to America via that route. I find myself wondering if that lawsuit were filed, would this same court be inclined to invite other countries to weigh in on the decision process regarding the judgment of the court on the final decision.

Far too many people in high places are currently operating with an attitude that America must have world approval in order to function. At the same time, Americans are known as some of the most giving and caring people on the face of the earth who extend their hands to all when circumstances warrant. In this case, the politicians are extending a hand to those who would come here illegally and remain while basically spit in the face of those who have taken a legal route and worked hard toward citizenship. There is absolutely no basis for such behavior or any significant reason that it should continue.

The State of Arizona has taken a stand, right or wrong. The people of that state have their safety and the welfare of their state at risk. They have nothing to lose unless they just sit idly by and wait for the federal government to come save them. It is past time for effective action in Arizona and all along the southern border. It is past time to use this situation as a political trading card. It is past time for results from a Federal Government mandated by its own admittance to enforce the laws of the United States of America. It’s time to drop the world politics and get on with the business of America.

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      Wayne Brown 7 years ago from Texas

      @Harvey Stelman...don't forget to hope that the Republicans will do something about Obamacare as well...get the government out the medical business. WB

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      Harvey Stelman 7 years ago from Illinois

      Wayne, Unfortunately we may have to wait for the next administration for anything to change.

      1- Hopefully the Republican's take over the House and Senate in November.

      2- Hopefully the Republican's will have enough votes to stop any bill B.O. supported.

      3- Hopefully Republican's will stop funding for B.O.'s bills, if there aren't enough votes to overturn the above.

      4- Hopefully the idiot's that still support B.O.'s agenda will understand what they wanted.

      5- Hopefully I will be able to stop hoping for all of the above.

      6- Sadly, B.O, will return to my town!

      7- All the above were approved by the majority of the American people. H

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      Wayne Brown 7 years ago from Texas

      @Phyllis Doyle....I am afraid you are correct, Phyllis. I think the cards are stacked in the Supreme Court with the advent of Kagan although I feel it will almost be a split decision in the end. It really comes down to whether the court hangs strictly on the Constitutional reference or whether they look at it as to whether a state has the right to protects its people. Thanks for the great comments. WB

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 7 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Wayne, the only trouble with the Supreme Court is that Obama made sure Kagan got in there. I doubt if Kagan will side with Arizona. KKOA

      I send prayers for your son and his wife and for all Arizona citizens. This is a sad situation and one that Obama and Holder are showing they do not care for our citizens, only their own political power.

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      Wayne Brown 7 years ago from Texas

      @breakfastpop...Unfortunately the card for political correctness and diversity will be played time and again until the people of Arizona have to give due consideration to going to war to stop this. These are the times that try men's souls you might say. America has trouble finding its own common sense priorities in this day and time. Others look at us and laugh...we must be approaching becoming the most laughable nation on the face of the earth as we continue to demonstrate our naive caring and niceness to no avail. From a socialist perpective, this is the main source of flow in totally diluting our culture thus they do not want it turned off. If it continues, as the older generations die out, America will lose sight of its heritage and culture because the young folks of America have no fear of socialism or communism. They welcome it with open arms because it sounds so romantically utopian and because they have little or no idea how anything works. Thanks for the good words Poppy! WB

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      breakfastpop 7 years ago

      Btavo Wayne,

      Get on with the business of America. The American people, specifically the residents of Arizona need our support and the protection of the federal government. Their rights trump everything. Do the illegals have a right to more protection? NO.. Does Mexico have more rights than Arizona? No. Stop this pandering and help Arizona. How many people have to die?

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      Wayne Brown 7 years ago from Texas

      @Phyllis Doyle...I have a son and daughterl-in-law who reside in Sierra Vista Arizona so I have a personal vested interest in the safety of its citizens. This is a real political football that did not have to be if Obama and Holder had not willed it. We live in some bad times when the governor of a state cannot get the feds to fulfill their duty and then in turn want to restrict anyone else from doing it. I would really love to see the Supreme Court slap the fed with this one. WB

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 7 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Thank you, Wayne, for writing on this important issue. I am so embarrassed by the way our federal gov. is handling this issue. They have no moral right to dictate to Arizona what should be done to protect their citizens. Federal gov. would not step up and do what they should have done long ago and Arizona needs help to overcome and stop all the illegal trade, murder and other crimes from outsiders. Gov. Brewer did what the Fed. Gov. should have done. For the Fed. Gov. to step in, humiliate Brewer and ignore the safety of Arizona's citizens is outrageous. To ask other countries to step in and be a part of the court decisions is a huge mistake that puts our whole country in danger. We have enough to do to protect ourselves from terrorists and the growing dangers within our country by foreigners determined to take over and make it their country. The fed gov is asking other countries to decide what is best for us? This is one more step towards the destruction of America. Americans need to take on the fight and stand up to do what our fed. gov. refuses to do - save America!

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      Wayne Brown 7 years ago from Texas

      @Michael Adams 1959....Your friend is doing a very dangerous job and possibly a thankless one as well. Give him my regards. I certainly appreciate his willingness to risk his neck. Here is yet another example of how Americans care and offer care even to those who are breaking the law yet we have folks among us who want to cite our need for border security as some warped bigotry. Thanks for your great input! WB

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      Isaiah Michael 7 years ago from Wherever God leads us.

      I have a good friend there on mountain rescue, he constantly gets called out to rescue illegals. He never knows if it is people coming to the USA to look for work and a better way of life,or, if it is armed drug dealers that may not want to see his crew coming in for them. It is a very dangerous job.

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      Wayne Brown 7 years ago from Texas

      @dbj....So true! The liberal agenda is just like termites, ever present, ever returning. We as Americans have conjured up the concepts of political correctness and diversity in our own minds. No other country subscribes to either concept yet we burden ourselves with it to the point of fault. It is one thing to be nice and considerate and it is woefully another to just be educated yet miserably stupid as we seem to be. I will be one of the first they execute when the great revolution comes! WB

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      drbj and sherry 7 years ago from south Florida

      It would be simple if the Supreme Court could see the facts as you so clearly stated them and make a decision based only on those facts without concessions to what is politically correct. Unfortunately, I don't see that happening.

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      Wayne Brown 7 years ago from Texas

      @Tom Whitworth...They certainly do Tom and they are counting on the court system to help them put it over the top. Hopefully the Supreme Court will hold forth for Arizona at least in part. If not, States Right will have been dealt a significant blow. WB

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      Tom Whitworth 7 years ago from Moundsville, WV


      The duo of Holder and Obama have their own interests in mind and they may not square with the interests of Americans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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