Arizona State Governor Jan Brewer held a news conference with Sarah Palin Saturday, May 15, 2010, to defend Arizona families and the new Arizona law that addresses illegal immigration.  

The law, which takes effect until July 29, has got about a third of the country hysterical.  They seem to think there is something wrong or even unconstitutional about the law although it is merely a reflection of current federal law and requires police, when stopping a person for something else, to enforce the federal law.  It also makes it a state crime to be in the country illegally. 

Despite claims that this law is about racial profiling, it is  no more about racial profiling than the federal law is.  This is about Crime. Arizona has been suffering with a huge upsurge in drug crime and violence related to lack of border control.  Now, we can admit that the crime exists and a large amount of it originates over the border, or we can be idiots and pretend nothing is wrong.  Kind of like – hmmm….pretending that angry young Muslim men who say they hate America and believe in Jihad are just fine boarding the plane or playing with fertilizer.

Brewer said, citing the amount of drug smuggling and human trafficking going on, “Our purpose today is to help the rest of the nation understand the crisis which confronts our state.” 

Many of us do understand that and stand with them. The Arizona law is fair, just, and needed. What’s interesting is how many of the angry detractors haven’t seemed to take time to understand that.   For many, it has been attack first, ask questions later.  Attorney General Holder, for example, after condemning the law, now admits that he hadn’t even read it.

But are these all angry people simply misunderstanding the law?  I believe there are a number of liberal politicians and activists who know full well that the law is fair and necessary, but are riling their liberal base, including Latinos, into outrage for political purposes. 

See – even our child-like President Obama has made jokes about Arizona and the law. He gave an appearance of being unaware of the federal law in which the Arizona law was based, but I think he knows full well what the law is.  After all, wasn’t he trained as an attorney and didn’t he once claim to have taught law? 

As Governor Brewer wisely noted, “Our president apparently considers it a wonderful opportunity to divide people along racial lines for his personal political convenience.” 

After all, most of America is very angry at the Liberals right now and wants them out of office (along with all RINO’s amongst them).  The Liberals need to rally their base and any independents they can gather against the conservatives.  Further, they count on the Latino vote to help them and the more Latinos in the country, the better. Especially in states where the left has pushed election laws to register new voters right at the polls with no real proof of residency, and in cities where ACORN and similar leftist groups can do the most damage.

It is for this reason that many of us are now angry at the Mayors of Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, and other cities as well, for their attempts to boycott Arizona.  Who do they think they are?  I, for one, will not be visiting any place in California until the officials in that state grow up and cease trying to hurt the people of Arizona. 

Arriving by train, plane, bus and car, I have enjoyed LA, Disneyland, Santa Monica Pier, J. Paul Getty Museum, Hollywood Blvd, Universal Studios, the San Diego Zoo, Alcatraz, Fisherman’s wharf, San Jose, the Sequoia forests and simply the beaches and camp grounds over the years.  I don’t care if I never see any of that again if it means feeding into California’s craziness.

Understand this – this is not about racism. There are plenty of people of Latino heritage that don’t like living under the threat of violence any more than anyone else does. Many are legal U.S. citizens. Phoenix has become the kidnap capitol of the Nation and it is primarily Latino families that are targeted. 

You wouldn’t know this from listening to the left, but there are even American Latinos that vote conservative.

In truth – and I say this having been married to a man of 100% native heritage who didn’t like the policies of tribal government and didn’t want his children raised there, that it is those who claim that all Latinos think the same and want the same things that are the true racists.  Just as those who think all Indians should be the same politically and should want to live on reservations are the real racists.

Further, I don’t see the Mayor of San Francisco or the Mayor of LA saying, “but lets still do business with Latino owned businesses in Arizona.”  No, they are hurting everyone, no matter the heritage.

So…are they are only supporting the illegal immigrants, and not legal visa holders and Latino U.S. citizens?

I am joining others at Boycott the Boycotters in Support of Arizona and its families.

At ‘Boycott the Boycotters,’ a list of those threatening to hurt Arizona is under development. Please help it develop, and let the site know if you have another one to add. Join us in Boycotting those entities until they cease their attack on Arizona and its people: ALL its people, no matter their heritage.

As Sarah Palin said on Saturday, “It’s time for Americans across this great country to stand up and say, ‘We’re all Arizonans now’ and in clear unison we say, ‘Mr. President: Do your job. Secure our border.'”

I pray the current administration in DC will do its job, even if it means the losing some votes in November.  I pray they will do something honorable and right for once – not self-serving.

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