By Russell Pearce, guest commentary East Valley Tribune
The U.S. Supreme Court has handed our great state a significant victory. It upheld our 2007 law penalizing businesses for knowingly hiring workers who are here illegally.
No longer will companies be able to ignore the rule of law and hire illegal aliens, shutting out legal Arizona workers. With the highest unemployment in a generation, we must do all we can to get Arizona back to work, and this ruling means those here legally will not have to compete with the illegal crowd. That is great news.
The odd issue with this case rests with the fact that the “big business advocate”, The U.S. Chamber Of Commerce”, doesn’t want business held accountable for hiring illegal aliens. It makes you question the Chamber’s allegiance to America’s sovereignty. I’m afraid it’s all about the money and illegal immigration is a boon for big business as more legal Americans become unemployed and are unable to find gainful employment.
The system is being gamed by big business – through deception, they financially support politicians who promote anti-illegal immigration legislation, while themselves hiring the same illegal aliens these politicians are targeting.
The Chamber of Commerce of the United States and various business and civil rights organizations (collectively Chamber) filed this federal preenforcement suit against those charged with administer-ing the Arizona law, arguing that the state law’s license suspensionand revocation provisions were both expressly and impliedly pre-empted by federal immigration law, and that the mandatory use of E-Verify was impliedly preempted.
Arizona’s requirement that employers use E-Verify is not impliedlypreempted. The IIRIRA provision setting up E-Verify contains no language circumscribing state action. It does, however, constrain federal action: absent a prior violation of federal law, “the Secretaryof Homeland Security may not require any person or . . . entity” out-side the Federal Government “to participate in” E-Verify. IIRIRA, §402(a), (e). The fact that the Federal Government may require the use of E-Verify in only limited circumstances says nothing aboutwhat the States may do. The Government recently argued just thatin another case and approvingly referenced Arizona’s law as an ex-ample of a permissible use of E-Verify when doing so.
Moreover, Arizona’s use of E-Verify does not conflict with the fed-eral scheme. The state law requires no more than that an employer, after hiring an employee, “verify the employment eligibility of theemployee” through E-Verify. Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. §23–214(A). And the consequences of not using E-Verify are the same under the state and federal law—an employer forfeits an otherwise available rebut-table presumption of compliance with the law.
From the Senate office of Rand Paul regarding offering amendments on the Patriot Act extension as promised by lying Harry Reid. I don’t think Rand was necessarily surprised that Harry Reid lied, again. The fact that Harry openly put his lie in the public record is the norm for this clown..
Thanks to Rand for standing up for Americans tired of being steam rolled by the traitors in Congress. Hopefully, American will find the courage to fire those in Washington who seem to relish the opportunity to trample the American Constitution.
Sen. Paul Statement on USA PATRIOT Act Extension
May 24, 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Sen. Rand Paul spent a significant amount of the day on the Senate floor urging Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to keep his word and allow debate and amendments on the USA PATRIOT Act extension.
“Instead of honoring statements he made in February regarding allowing amendments and debate on the bill, Sen. Reid went through procedural hoops to go back on his word. By hurriedly attaching the extensions to the privileged small business bill as an amendment, Sen. Reid denied the Senate the opportunity to debate the constitutionality of its provisions,” Sen. Paul said. “Today’s events further underscore the U.S. government’s lack of transparency and accountability to the American people.”
Sen. Reid’s comments in the Feb. 15, 2011, Congressional Record:
Mr. REID. Mr. President, I express my appreciation to everyone involved. It has been a difficult issue, but I will put on the record what I have told a number of Senators personally, and that is that we will, prior to this expiration occurring, bring up the PATRIOT Act and have an opportunity for an extended period of time–a week at least–to offer amendments and do whatever people feel is appropriate on this bill.
I have talked to a couple of Senators who have told me specifically that they want to offer amendments. Although I didn’t agree I would support their amendments–one was a Democrat and one was a Republican–I said that is what we should be able to do, to set this up so they can offer their amendments. And I will do whatever I can to make sure we move forward on this legislation in ample time so that we can pass this PATRIOT Act for a more extended period of time, which is so important to the security of this country. I know people have problems with it, and that is why we are going to have the amendment process.
Sometimes you just have to say, they get what they deserve. And so is the case of the special election in NY-26, where marketing won the hearts and souls of the lost sheep who voted for a Democrat who was running on the ticket of a non-existent political party, the tea party. While I could go on a rant about how ignorant many voters are, I will reserve that for the continued attack by the left-leaning government media agents and Democrat party who are hell bent on painting Tea Party patriots as hating, racist, white people who worship corporate America, banks, and the wealthy. The Republican party’s perpetual concerted effort to marginalize all voters and ideas not RHINO is shameful at best.
I saw it like this: the Democrats ran two candidates on two different party tickets, one of them being a “Tea Party” party, which does not exist. The Republican establishment and political consultants waited until last possible moment to minimally expose the Democrat, Jack Davis, running on the Tea Party ticket. They protested just enough prior to the election so as to claim they tried to warn Republican voters. Now they can go back to the same worn-out argument that the Tea Party ruined our chances to win a seat that should be Republican. There is plenty of cover for them considering this seat will be up for grabs next year and will probably fall back in the hands of the RHINOS. Plus, the Democrat winner will be about as useful as a football bat for the Democrats’ minority in the House.
Of course the Progressive media agents played it from their book of voter deception. They continually made a point not to reveal that Jack Davis was a Democrat and did emphasize he was something he actually wasn’t. While he obviously is no Tea Party patriot, the media needs to play it as a referendum on the Tea Party movement. You know, the hater, racist, group of angry white people who want to kill old people and the earth and give tax breaks to the rich at the expense of grandma’s dog food diet. With the Progressive/Liberal media being agents of the White House, you would expect nothing less.
However, with the voting public continuing to buy media propaganda instead of becoming informed and educated, it turned out to be a double win for the Progressive-controlled Democrat party. They falsely marginalize the Tea Party movement while showing how inept the Republican party is at defending itself against Democrat lies about Medicare. I say for now, NY-26 got what it deserved. The Republican party deserves this defeat by engaging in their effort to render the Tea Party movement ineffective.
The liberal spin machine has now ramped up the rhetoric about “this referendum paves a rough road ahead for Republicans in 2012” and “the Tea Party is handing Democrats easy victories”.
The Tea Party movement, according to the media reports and both major political parties, has been neutered. To be frank, it does appear that the propaganda spread by Tea party opponents (big-government statists from both parties and majority of media) has affected the willingness of American-loving, fiscally sane, anti-tax, anti-big government, anti-nanny state patriots to remain the public voice of reason. If it were not for the Tea Party, America would be swimming in a sea of Marxists-lite policies, versus the Socialistic one we are currently in.
It’s time for American-loving patriots to get geared up again to put the breaks on run away government. I’ll leave with a word from one the most successful big-government Keynesian statists claiming America is not broke because we can keep borrowing more to pay off what we’ve already borrowed to expand an unaffordable government.
Goodwin Liu is the UC Berkeley law professor tapped for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Today, the Senate Democrats will try to invoke cloture in an attempt to bring Liu’s nomination up for a vote.
This judicial activist should be opposed at all cost, unless you despise the U.S. Constitution, freedom, and liberty. Amongst many other questionable beliefs of Liu, this one, especially, should raise the red flag. Find this information at NPR.
“Whereas I think in the last seven or eight years we had mostly been playing defense, in the sense of trying to prevent as many — in our view — bad things from happening, now we have the opportunity to actually get our ideas and the progressive vision of the Constitution and of law and policy into practice,”
Please contact your Senators, especially if they’re a RHINO, and make sure this potential nightmarish judicial activists’ nomination is defeated.
If this is as good as we can get for GOP Presidential contenders, there’s no need to run against Obama. Newt likes a government mandated or a bond-posting health care system (which acts as a mandate). As shown in this video clip by CNS News, Newt supports government overseen health care now as much as he did in 1993.
It doesn’t get any better with the choice of neo-Newt’s neo-twin, Mitt Romney, architect of the individual health insurance mandate know as Romney-care.
If this is what we have to keep looking forward to by the Neo-con dominated GOP, then the Corrupter-in-chief, Obama, will cruise to victory in 2012.