Wednesday, May 5, 2010

What Happened to the Rule of Law?

Not living in Arizona I can only imagine what’s going on there, and from what I’ve seen on the media, it looks pretty bad, but I don’t think more laws is the way to go when the current laws are not being enforced. Even if the new AZ law is ruled constitutional, and that’s a big if, AZ doesn’t have the money or the manpower to enforce the law.

Real immigration reform will be no easy task, and that’s why both Republicans and Democrats are afraid to touch it. However, I think the new AZ law will force both political parties to get real immigration reform on the table and get it there fast.

Let’s not forget about Mexico’s part in this whole fiasco. We are subsiding their government’s mistreatment of their own people, and it’s time for the Mexican government to start making Mexico a better place for everyone.

True immigration reform will only happen when both political parties get off their butts and make it happen, the Federal government starts enforcing the law, Mexico starts caring for it’s people, companies stop hiring illegal immigrants, and the US limits it’s demand for illegal drugs.

Even with all our problems and we have our share of them, I am an American and very proud of it.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Free speech?

The Founding Fathers had a fear of corporations, and limited their role to business only However, the Supreme Court changed all of that with their ruling on Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and changed century-old restrictions on how much a cooperation can spend in federal elections.

When unions and corporations can spend as much as they like, it drowns out the voice of the people, and when they spend ten’s on millions of dollars, they do not speak for each and every person that is part of their corporation.

The Founding Fathers called their dream "the great experiment," and when government and corporation become intertwined as they now are, it’s not only a threat to the republic and the rights of the individual, but to "the great experiment” know as America.