Saturday, May 8, 2010

Arizona Perfectly Within Their Rights

A big part of the problem is these idiots can't read and understand what the Constitution says as usual.

Article IV, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution

"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."

That's pretty clear to me.  Calderon seems to think it is perfectly fine not to control his side of the border and allows the people of his country to invade and live here illegally.  Then, they are permitted to riot in the streets when the state, in this case Arizona, attempts to control it's border and resolve the problem.  Once again, the Fed drops the ball.

Since the actual word "immigration" is not mentioned by the Constitution, we come to an issue of the 10th Amendment.

Amendment 10 - Powers of the States and People

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

Arizona is perfectly within their rights, and once again, the Fed doesn't like having any anyone challenge their power.

It is within the powers of Congress to regulate "naturalization" in Article 1, Section 8 which states:

The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts  and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence  and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts  and Excises  shall be uniform throughout the United States;

To borrow money on the credit of the United States;

To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;

To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;

To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;

To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States;

To establish Post Offices and Post Roads;

To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;

To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court;

To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offenses against the Law of Nations;

To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;

To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;

To provide and maintain a Navy;

To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;

To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;

To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;

To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings; And

To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.

This is where the current immigration laws come into play.  If the Congress does not uphold the laws it has already passed on this issue, it is perfectly legal for the state in question to do it itself.  As much as they would like to make this a "racism" issue, it is not and they are full of shit once again.  It's called states rights.  If some "nobody" sitting behind a keyboard like me can figure this out, surely our highly paid "representatives" in government can.