District of Corruption
A few months ago, a group of states filed amicus curiae briefs with the Supreme Court in support of the Obama administration’s lawsuit against Arizona.
OD readers will be shocked to learn that those states were New York, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
The same states that thought Obama was a wonderful idea.
Update: Scalia writes:
“Arizona bears the brunt of the country’s illegal immigration problem. Its citizens feel themselves under siege by large numbers of illegal immigrants who invade their property, strain their social services, and even place their lives in jeopardy. Federal officials have been unable to remedy the problem, and indeed have recently shown that they are unwilling to do so. Thousands of Arizona’s estimated 400,000 illegal immigrants—including not just children but men and women under 30—are now assured immunity from enforcement, and will be able to compete openly with Arizona citizens for employment.
Arizona has moved to protect its sovereignty—not in contradiction of federal law, but in complete compliance with it. The laws under challenge here do not extend or revise federal immigration restrictions, but merely enforce those restrictions more effectively. If securing its territory in this fashion is not within the power of Arizona, we should cease referring to it as a sovereign State.”
Note: Arizona was supported by Michigan, Alabama, Florida, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas and Virginia.
Isn’t it funny how all these struggles always seem to breakdown to Dixie and Far West vs. Yankeeland and Ecotopia? Why would anyone want to “take America back”?
We would be infinitely better off without the Union with the Northeast and West Coast.