Gee Mr. President, if you hated SB1070, just wait a minute.
‘Cause the good folks here in Arizona have got a couple more coming. Were I to use a baseball analogy, SB1070 was “high & tight”. What’s coming is “low & behind”.
First up is State Senator Russell Pearce, the author of SB1070 and if you think the left was apoplectic about that one, heh, just wait.
Scott Wong at Politico starts the ball rolling with this offering:
I mean good grief! You’d think Pearce was in charge of a group of UN “Peacekeepers”. You know, the ones in the blue helmets who protect the downtrodden by setting up sex slavery operations.
Well, here’s what the Senator, and those nasty Republicans who hate non-white immigrants and poor children want to do…
Pearce said he plans to introduce a bill next year requiring that illegal immigrants pay for their kids to attend public schools. And last month, he signaled he would author legislation to deny birth certificates to so-called anchor babies, the U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants.
But Pearce said he’s now collaborating with Reps. Brian Bilbray of California and Steve King of Iowa, Arizona Senate hopeful J.D. Hayworth and other Republicans on an alternative approach: a legal reinterpretation of the 14th Amendment to deny citizenship rights to offspring of illegal immigrants.
The idea is already gaining traction among top Senate Republicans. South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said last week he may introduce a constitutional amendment to retool birthright citizenship. And Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky — along with Arizona’s two senators, John McCain and Jon Kyl — said this week they’d like to see congressional hearings on the subject.
From Pearce’s perspective, “it doesn’t take a constitutional amendment. It just takes a clarification.”
I happen to be in favor of this particular legislation and would favor a Constitutional Amendment if necessary to stop the practice for children of illegal aliens. (NOTE: they are not “immigrants”.) I’m sure my position doesn’t matter, I just want to clear about my position. I was also opposed to SB1070 for reasons I’ll outline in a post tomorrow.
Anyway, it took a little while for the denizens of The Left to jump on the racist-SB1070 bandwagon. It’s only taken a microsecond for them to start the pile-on for this idea.
I you ever needed a reason to vote Republican in your local race for US Senator, here it is. While Pearce will most likely get a bill in front of the Arizona Legislature and will almost certainly get it passed with zero votes from the EvilParty™, US Senate hearings on the matter will never see the light of day with a Democrat as Senate Majority Leader.
Vote Republican! Buy ammunition. Not necessarily in that order.
Part two of this piece will be along later today.