That Rain Doesn’t Belong To You!

I am taking a break tonight, but you need to read this article.

Collecting rain in a rain barrel may be illegal in your state.

Many of the freedoms we enjoy here in the U.S. are quickly eroding as the nation transforms from the land of the free into the land of the enslaved, but what I’m about to share with you takes the assault on our freedoms to a whole new level. You may not be aware of this, but many Western states, including Utah, Washington and Colorado, have long outlawed individuals from collecting rainwater on their own properties because, according to officials, that rain belongs to someone else.

Read more at Natural News.

Time To Put Morton On Ice

John Morton, the head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said he plans to increase immigration enforcement in places such as Illinois, but he also said that ICE won’t necessarily process any illegal immigrants referred to them by the state of Arizona.

John Morton, who heads U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said his agency intends to expand the Secure Communities initiative, which gives police and sheriff’s departments access to a Homeland Security database that includes fingerprints. The initiative recently grew to include most of Chicago’s suburbs.

Morton said his agency will not necessarily process illegal immigrants referred to them by Arizona officials. The best way to reduce illegal immigration is through a comprehensive federal approach, not a patchwork of state laws, he said.

“I don’t think the Arizona law, or laws like it, are the solution,” Morton said.

Morton doesn’t think that immigration laws are the solution. Wow. I wonder if he knows that he’s not quite living up to his mission as the head of ICE?

ICE’s mission is to protect the security of the American people and homeland by vigilantly enforcing the nation’s immigration and customs laws.

The federal government hasn’t been enforcing our current immigration laws, so the states are starting to do it for them. There’s no good reason not to process illegals from Arizona. There’s no reason at all to continue ignoring our nation’s immigration laws. If he doesn’t like the job, maybe he should step down.

For Mr. Morton, like everyone else in the Obama Administration, it’s time to shit or get off the pot.

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Stop, Look, And Show Me Your I.D.

Now that you’ve had time to digest everything the media is telling you about the new Arizona Immigration Law, and you’ve had time to read it (you did read the link I posted here on my site didn’t you?), Let’s look at the meat of the bill.

NO OFFICIAL OR AGENCY OF THIS STATE OR A COUNTY, CITY, TOWN OR OTHER POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THIS STATE MAY ADOPT A POLICY THAT LIMITS OR RESTRICTS THE ENFORCEMENT OF FEDERAL IMMIGRATION LAWS TO LESS THAN THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY FEDERAL LAW

FOR ANY LAWFUL CONTACT MADE BY A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL OR AGENCY OF THIS STATE OR A COUNTY, CITY, TOWN OR OTHER POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THIS STATE WHERE REASONABLE SUSPICION EXISTS THAT THE PERSON IS AN ALIEN WHO IS UNLAWFULLY PRESENT IN THE UNITED STATES, A REASONABLE ATTEMPT SHALL BE MADE, WHEN PRACTICABLE, TO DETERMINE THE IMMIGRATION STATUS OF THE PERSON. THE PERSON’S IMMIGRATION STATUS SHALL BE VERIFIED WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PURSUANT TO 8 UNITED STATES CODE SECTION 1373(c).

Take a moment to read that part one more time. I’ll wait.

Arizona is simply enforcing federal immigration laws at the state level. Federal immigration laws that the feds are not (and have not been) enforcing.

The federal government changed the law in respect to state issued identification a few years ago.

By now people should have noticed that their renewal of their license in 2005 or later required much more documentation than was required prior. The reason for that is because the Federal Government set a series of guidelines that must be met for the issuance of IDs in order for the federal government to accept them.

Since all but one state is in compliance with these federal guidelines that is why a valid license from all states except one is proof someone is here legally.

In every state, but one, when you produce your state issued identification you are essentially proving your citizenship status at the same time.

As a white male in America I have been subjected to this very thing my entire life.

When I wanted to drive a car, I was told I needed proof of who I was in order to obtain a driver’s license. When I applied for grants and student loans, I was told I needed proof of my identity in order to receive either one of them. When I write a check, purchase alcohol, or use my credit card, I am constantly asked for identification. But most importantly, when I travel to Mexico, crossing at a legal border crossing, I am asked for my identification when I return. I am forced to prove my identity when I enter my own country.

I have lived my life pulling out documentation and providing proof of my identity. Why should it be different for anyone else? Many states already have laws on their books requiring you to carry (and produce when asked) photo identification, so how is this law any different?

Many people consider this bill to be racial profiling, but let’s be honest here. It’s not like we have hundreds or thousands of Irish people crossing our southern border on a daily basis. It’s only natural that some people consider this new law racist since, coincidentally, a large number of those here illegally are of the same race.

The new Arizona immigration law isn’t really new (or news) at all. The 17 page bill simply gives authorities the right to double check someone’s citizenship status while engaging them for other reasons (traffic violations, investigation of crimes).

If I am not mistaken, I am also asked for my identification if I am pulled over for a traffic violation or suspected of committing a crime.

Obviously, our country was founded by immigrants, but illegal immigration shouldn’t be tolerated. If we’re willing to ignore one crime, how long will it take until we begin to ignore all of them?

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Harry Reid And The Chamber Of Secrets

Scary Harry Reid snuck a couple provisions into the managers amendment to the health care reform bill last night. In the following video, which runs almost 11 minutes, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) outlines those provisions, which just happen to contain changes to Senate rules within the amendment.

 

Section 3403 of Harry Reid’s amendment to the health care reform bill states,

“it shall not be in order in the Senate or the House of Representatives to consider any bill, resolution, amendment, or conference report that would repeal or otherwise change this subsection.”

as well as,

“Notwithstanding rule XV of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a committee amendment described in subparagraph (A) may include matter not within the jurisdiction of the Committee on Finance if that matter is relevant to a proposal contained in the bill submitted under subsection (c)(3).”

The first statement requires a change to the Senate rules, and the second statement sets up a new rule to ignore another Senate rule.

Any bill that changes the rules of the Senate must pass with a 2/3 majority or 67 votes. The presiding officer of the Senate claimed those statements consist of “procedural changes” not rule changes, therefore attempting to circumvent the U.S. Constitution, the law, and the Senate’s own rules.

So let’s review. Harry Reid and the Cash 4 Cloture Democrats passed a bill in the middle of the night that increases your taxes, increases your insurance premiums, violates your rights as an American citizen, and violates the Constitution, the law, and the rules of the Senate.

As a native of the state of Nevada, I am quite familiar with Harry Reid. I remember when he ran for the U.S. Senate in 1974. I used to knock over his campaign signs as I walked to school in the mornings. I couldn’t stand him then, and I can’t stand him now. There has never been another person in Nevada politics that has irritated me more than he has.

Harry Reid has made a mockery of our system of government. He has walked all over the U.S. Constitution, our existing laws, and he has tarnished the reputation of the United States Senate. From ignoring the law where legislation is concerned to bribing fellow members of the Senate to vote on this legislation, he is as corrupt as they come.

The following is a list of the Democrat Senators who accepted bribes from Scary Harry to vote for the health care reform bill.

 

Harry Reid has taken his expertise of making deals over coffee at the little diner in Searchlight, Nevada all the way to the back rooms of the United States Senate to make deals on a bill that 3/5 of the American people do not support. Way to go Harry. I can hardly wait to see you get kicked out on your ass in the upcoming election.

Call your Senator today and demand they vote against this health care bill, because it violates your rights as an American, it violates the Constitution of the United States, it violates the law, and it violates the rules of the Senate.

Call Senator Reid today and demand that he withdraw the bill from consideration until he, himself, can follow the letter of the law. That requirement alone would postpone this bill indefinitely.