People who have been strangely silent on the new immigration law.

23 Apr 2010 04:56 pm
Posted by: Donna

Chamber of Commerce and Goldwater Institute:

Maybe because the Chamber was given a seat at the table and was able to strip out some of its more business-unfriendly aspects? Just look at the final legislation. Brown people can be questioned and searched just for being brown. You’re committing a crime if you pick up a day laborer or have a family member in your home who is undocumented. But employers keep their plausible deniability dodge (they didn’t “knowingly” hire them) and no longer have to worry about county attorneys subpoenaing their records.

On the Goldwater Institute’s website right now there’s stuff about the sales tax and the need for more budget cuts but nada, zip, bupkis, about SB1070.

Please remember this the next time someone tells you that the Chamber and Goldwater are “good” on the immigration issue.

Tea Party Patriots:

You’d think people who consider the recent health care reform to be the greatest encroachment on their freedom in a lifetime would have a wee problem with a law that abrogates people’s right to be secure in their persons and possessions. You’d think they’d join the protest at the State Capitol with their teabags and Constitutions in hand, to fight for liberty. Guess the Fourth Amendment is too socialist for them.

Update: I’m told the teabaggers in AZ have been speaking out. In favor of the law. Which doesn’t change my assessment of them a single bit.

13 Comments

  1. Comment by todd on April 23, 2010 8:20 pm

    The Goldwater Institute has to focus on the real important issues – like defending our rights to pay to have fish each the dead skin off our feet.

  2. Comment by Alan Scott on April 23, 2010 8:49 pm

    ” You’d think people who consider the recent health care reform to be the greatest encroachment on their freedom in a lifetime would have a wee problem with a law that abrogates people’s right to be secure in their persons and possessions. You’d think they’d join the protest at the State Capitol with their teabags and Constitutions in hand, to fight for liberty. Guess the Fourth Amendment is too socialist ”

    It’s amusing to hear left wingers give lessons on the Constitution, when through their Judges and Politicians, all they do is use it for toilet paper .

    Since when is enforcing immigration law, Unconstitutional ?

  3. Comment by Donna on April 23, 2010 8:55 pm

    “Since when is enforcing immigration law, Unconstitutional ?”

    Since it was decided that the Fourth Amendment doesn’t apply to certain people, because of the color of their skin.

  4. Comment by Jameson Johnson on April 23, 2010 9:22 pm

    Also silent?

    NAACP Reverend Tillman, and until the cameras showed up, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema.

  5. Comment by Appleblossom on April 23, 2010 10:08 pm

    An officer who may have said to a person who is a passenger in a car stopped “well do not forget your ID next time” has to take that person into custody unless they can get a hold of the Feds quickly.

    Or they get sued.

  6. Comment by Alan Scott on April 24, 2010 7:51 am

    Donna,

    So what is ” Your ” solution to illegal immigration ?

  7. Comment by Donna on April 24, 2010 8:42 am

    Alan,

    Heavy fines for the employers. And by heavy, I mean heavy.

  8. Comment by Appleblossom on April 24, 2010 10:03 am

    And toss them in jail. For a week in solitary confinement (so their business is unmonitored.)

    Ta da, problem solved.

  9. Comment by Alan Scott on April 24, 2010 3:47 pm

    Donna,

    ” Heavy fines for the employers. And by heavy, I mean heavy ”

    Interesting . I was expecting a different answer . Now if the the illegals can’t work, how are they to support their families ?

  10. Comment by Zelph on April 24, 2010 7:26 pm

    See the April 23rd Arizona Capital Times for the full story of how Pearce neutralized the AZ Chamber, but here’s the short version:

    Pearce agreed to remove a major section of the bill that would have allowed county attorney to subpoena records from businesses suspected of hiring illegal aliens in return for the Chamber remaining neutral on SB1070.

    Glen Hamer didn’t want to piss off the wingnuts and figured this was the best deal they could hope for: Focus on landscapers and maids rather than auditing business who employ them, keep them tax cuts coming and we’ll all be happy.

  11. Comment by D. Martinez on April 25, 2010 9:53 pm

    While the Democratic Party at large has not remained silent about SB1070, they have not spoken out against the Republican Party for remaining indifferent on SB1070. The Democrats are really missing an opportunity to drive the argument on our country’s immigration policies, which may benefit them come November.

  12. Comment by Tom Prezelski on April 26, 2010 6:49 am

    Mr. Johnson,

    I worked with Rep. Sinema for 4 years in the legislature. Some folks might take issue with her approach, but I have absolutely no doubts about her sincerity on this issue. She has always been opposed to these sorts of measures.

    Your insinuation about her playing to the cameras is rather silly.

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