Monday, May 24, 2010

Rep. Kennedy Likens AZ. Law To Slave Trade

Just what we need...another Kennedy lecturing the nation on moral superiority! asked Kennedy (D-R.I.), a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on national security and foreign affairs, for his thoughts on the criticisms Calderon made of the Arizona law while in Washington, D.C. last week.

“Well, he’s right on,” Kennedy told “I mean, it violates the spirit of our own Constitution.

"So, you know, we had a tragic history in this country," said Kennedy. "The most shameful parts of our history were when we had our slave trade, when we, when we, the Trail of Tears--what we did to our Native Americans. And, you know, the proudest moments in our history are when we had the Civil Rights Act, when we moved forward on integration and expanding the opportunities for all of our citizens."

"So, this idea of, you know, racial profiling, takes us backwards and really goes to the worst character of our nation and it’s, it’s demeaning to our country that we would move in that direction," said Kennedy. "It’s beneath us as a people.”

Definitely a chip off the sordid, rotten old block.

I doubt Rep. Kennedy has even bothered to read the Arizona law, or to observe how it mirrors US laws that have been on the books since the 1940's.Nor does he seem to understand that illegal aliens are neither a 'race' nor immigrants.

But then, with Patrick Kennedy's activities abusing TSA employees, late-night stops in the Capitol driving under the influence, and his problems, according to HuffPo, with alcoholism, bipolar disorder and an addiction to prescription drugs it's no wonder he would find the time to do anything but bloviate into any convenient microphone.

And in fact, since his other activities have been keeping him so busy, it's no surprise that he's decided not to run for re-election, so as to concentrate on them full time.

Bonus riddance ut a vacuus fossor

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louielouie said...

forward on integration and expanding the opportunities for all of our citizens."

hey cupcake, illegals are not citizens.

it's been a long time since i've made an off topic comment. so i think it's about time i did so.
not only is this going to be an off topic comment, it's also one of those stick in the mud rednek comments that ff dislikes just on the face of it.
as i was driving into tulsa this morning, i passed through several small towns along the way.
in one of the towns i saw an american flag flying out in front of a business. it was a relatively small flag. probably one of those 2x4 size. it was in front of one of those super cheap box stores that have an american flag out front that they never take down at night and obviously don't pay any attention to.
i digress.
the reason i noticed the flag flying was because on this particular size flag there are only two clasps holding the flag to the line. the bottom one was detached and flag was just dragging in the wind. i looked at it as i drove by, and said to myself, "that's what this country looks like, it's holding on by one clasp, and flapping in the wind and no one is paying attention". rub is, how long is that one clasp going to hold out?
this has been a completely off topic comment by LL.
thank you and good day.

B.Poster said...

My suggestion would be for everyone such as Rep Kennedy and those supporting boycott AZ should all make a donation to the AZ state treasury to help with the expenses that these "citizens", "illegal aliens," "residents" or whatever we want to call them are costing the state of AZ in social services.

The state of AZ is largely bankrupt. It is due in large to the costs the state has had to undertake to provide social services to this group of people. Those wishing to criticize the AZ government should be prepared to make cash donations to the State of AZ to help with the costs. Otherwise shut and mind your own business.

I'm sure AZ would appreciate the help. Checks or money orders should be made payable to "Arizona State Treasury." In the memo put "undocumented residents" or something to this effect. This way the state will be sure to allocate your donation properly.

The law will never survive a court challenge. Its opponents own the courts. If I know this, I'm sure the legal minds advising the Governor and Legislature of AZ know this as well. They can only be doing this as an act of desparation. THEY'RE BANKRUPT!! They CANNOT afford the costs of social services to these undocumented people or whatever we want to call them.

Louie's comment is interesting and I think is spot on. After the court challenges fail, what next. TX is in a simillar situation but due to the sheer size of the state the problems are not as acute yet but in a few years TX will have no problem but to consider a law simillar to the one AZ has passed. In order to survive, the states may have to consider other options besides remaining yoked to a Federal government that won't defend their rights.

B.Poster said...

Its interesting that Rep Kennedy brings up elements of America's past when voicing his opposition to the AZ law. Inadvertantly he makes the case for the AZ law. You see Mexico's current culture embodies many of the characteristics of our past that Rep Kennedy brings up.

This is all the more reason to secure this border. We need to act to preserve many of the gains we've made. By having unfettered immigration without encouraging the assimilation of these people into our culture we run the risk of undermining all of the progress we've made. We need to be encouraging Mexico to become more like us and not trying to become more like Mexico.

I don't think Rep Kennedy's attempt to make the residents of AZ feel guilty is going to work in this case. Besides AZ is practically bankrupt due in large part to the social services these immigrants are costing the state. Also, the violent crime rates are up as well. It seems Rep Kennedy does not give a whit about the citizens of AZ.

The AZ borders should be secured and all of our borders should be secured. Especially the southern border should be secured because this is where the primary threat seems to be, however, we should not fail to secure our northern border either. I'm sure the Canadians would agree that good fences make good neighbors.

In additon, a moratorium on ALL immigration should be put in place for a minimum of ten years. This should give us breathing space to fix our immigration system. If we need foreign expertise for something within this time, perhaps we can use a guest worker program. This seems to work well for other countries. Perhaps it can work for us.

Finally, an indefinite moratorium should be placed on immigration from Islamic/Muslim countries. It makes little sense to invite someone into your house who is trying to destroy you and your family.