Seriously, what has the President got against the state of Arizona? It’s bad enough that his Attorney General brought a lawsuit against the state to prevent AZ from attempting to curb illegal immigration after Governor Jan Brewer signed S.B. 1070 into law earlier this year. In fact, A.G. Holder was is such a hurry to prevent Arizona from defending its borders that he brought the suit before he even bothered to read the 10-page law.
And it’s clear that there’s something about the Grand Canyon State which rattles Obama, especially after he promised the governor a staggering 532 National Guardsmen to assist at the border; of course they won’t actually be allowed to arrest any illegals they may spy crossing the 361-mile border between Mexico and Arizona. And it will take nearly a month to deploy all 532 of the Guardsmen.
And if he didn’t despise Arizona, why would he include an indictment of the state in his preening gasconade to the United Nations Human Rights Commission (an oxymoron if ever there was one)? An indictment which, as Michelle Malkin put it, “essentially singles out Arizona’s immigration enforcement law as a human rights deficiency ‘that is being addressed in a court action.‘” All other arguments aside (and there are many valid ones), why, in Obama-land does politics not stop at the water’s edge?
And then there’s the case of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, another popular Arizona whipping boy. He is the most recent subject of litigation by – who else? – the Obama Department of Justice. In this case, a DoJ “National Origin Discrimination” investigation, which seems designed to bring work in the sheriff’s office to a complete stand-still by demanding tens of thousands of pages of documentation, apparently in the hopes of finding some poor jailed illegal who has been harassed simply because he looks Hispanic.
Last but not least, we have the latest attack on the state in the form of yet another lawsuit. In this, the DoJ goes after community colleges in Maricopa County for trying to verify that non-citizens are in fact eligible to work in the United States, by requesting to see copies of their green cards.
Since the I-9 form, which all employers and employees are required to fill out, is somewhat paradoxical in its guidelines for what documentation is acceptable as proof of eligibility to work, and since employers are subject to all sorts of penalties if it is found that they have hired unauthorized workers, it is understandable that Maricopa Community Colleges might like to see that holy grail of authorization, the green card, before an employee begins working there. Understandable, that is, to any reasonable person. Which clearly excludes Obama and his Justice Department.
Manifestly, Arizona is coming in for far more than its fair share of persecution from Obama and his minions. Probably because he’s attempting to purchase Democratic votes by refusing to secure our border. This, of course, violates his oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, specifically Article IV, Section 4:
“The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.” [emphasis mine]
As for me, I say good fences make good neighbors. I stand with the U. S. Constitution; and I stand with Arizona.