Can't stand the heat? Stay out of Arizona
If you look like an illegal immigrant in Arizona, you are subject to being stopped by the police. One sheriff spoke out against the law, posing the question, “How can you tell who is illegal or not?” Without any guidelines, no one is safe from being detained. Our immigration policies are quite restrictive so there are very few legal immigrants being admitted each year into the United States. So if you are a blond, white male in Tucson and spea...
Cannon fodder terrorists
The historic record is replete with examples of warlords willing to send their troops into sacrificial attacks without regard of the losses.
Arizona Immigration: Move the White House to Baghdad
The state of Arizona is taking the law into its own hands and finally dealing with illegal immigrants crossing its border from Mexico. Some argue it’s one giant step forward in curbing illegal immigration. Others argue that it could be two steps backward, promoting discrimination and social injustice for all American citizens. Last week, Arizona passed legislation designed to enforce current federal laws that prohibit the unlawful crossing of ...
School districts dangle by the dollar
The love of money is the root of all evil, especially if those bucks deprive our local children of the right to a decent, challenging, cutting-edge education that could make them competitive with children in other states.
Bridging the Mexican-American border
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law Senate Bill 1070, which gives law enforcement officers in the state of Arizona the right to question the immigration status of an individual. Minority groups around the country have been up in arms about the passage of this bill ever since stating that it is discriminatory and racial profiling and that its passage violates their Constitutional rights. Police officials have stated that profiling is one of...
What entertainment has become
We in America seemingly have taken a strange path in search of entertainment. Maybe I have a skewed view of what entertainment should consist of, but I think not. Entertainment should be the kind of thing that soothes the psyche. Entertainment might even make you laugh and, at the least, make you smile and cherish the better things in life. This change of what entertainment is has occurred most obviously in movies, television and show business...
Shame for our lady of freedom?
If the response to my column last week is any indication, the debate on national health insurance continues to bring out the political dissidents. One reader suggested that I am a “Kalif Lib” and should get out of town because “we don’t need or want you here.” Wow! At least they didn’t tell me where to go. Another reader said the government is out of control and people are not thinking if they think the health care bill is good. Well, the heal...
Gov. Raggio: Meet the new boss, same as the old boss
Last week in true entrepreneurial fashion, Republican teetotalers were charged 11 bucks a head for admission to a political debate by GOP front-runners for governor and U.S. Senate. From commie-pinko-liberal media reports (I’ll be damned if I’ll pay $11), it appears Gov. Jim Gibbons won the evening. His opponents agreed with him on most issues. As Father Diamond taught us in debate class, when your opponent agrees with you, you win. Bill Raggi...
Lessons from a stranger
Sometimes it’s purely coincidental how life will bring events together in a way that makes you think and gives you a feeling you can’t just brush off. On Monday morning I called my editor and explained to him that writer’s block had my fingers in a strong hold and my nemesis wasn’t going to release its grip anytime soon. Only problem being my opinion column was due in two hours and I was headed to the Bay Area for a few days. Nathan agreed t...