(Note: Chief Justice John Roberts lasted nearly 7 years before he caved to the “Living Constitution” pressure. On the other hand, Justice Scalia is heading into his 27th year and Justice Clarence Thomas will begin his 22 year Sunday without caving.)
The Supreme Court decision on Arizona v United States was released Monday. The United States (Obama Regime) won on three of four factors. The State of Arizona was (grudgingly) allowed to seek proof of legal residence only in suspicious circumstances after an investigation on another alleged violation (traffic for instance). Janice Brewer, the wonderful Arizona Governor, was confident the ruling left Arizona room to establish reasonable order and safety. That was before all hell rained down on Arizona from their own Federal government; the banana republic-like Obama Regime.
First, in a two stage action, “The Obama administration said Monday it is suspending existing agreements with Arizona police over enforcement of federal immigration laws, and said it has issued a directive telling federal authorities to decline many of the calls reporting illegal immigrants that [Big Sis’s] Homeland Security Department may get from Arizona police.”
Second, The lawless Holder Justice Department “has set up a telephone hotline and intake email for the public to report potential civil rights concerns related to the implementation of the Arizona S.B. 1070 provision requiring immigration status verification during certain law enforcement encounters.” The number is 855-353-1010 and email is SB1070@usdoj.gov.
These actions reveal the contempt these Saul Alinsky, Cloward & Piven community organizing radicals, who now occupy the government of the United States of America, have for the rule of law, democracy and freedom itself. The “Always on the cutting edge” Rush has nailed this better than anyone. We have much of it here but, be sure follow the links to get it all.
The Regime Refuses to Enforce the Border and Tells the State of Arizona to Go to Hell
RUSH: I said yesterday on this program that the Obama regime told Arizona to drop dead. Last night on Fox News on the Greta Van Susteren show, the governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer — we admire Jan Brewer here — went on Fox News and she said, “The Obama administration told Arizona to drop dead,” and that is exactly what’s happened. This is unbelievable. I don’t know how this guy is going to get over 20% of the vote in November. I don’t believe what is happening in this country. I literally can’t believe it, folks.
I am sitting here, my mouth agape — wide open — in stunned disbelief! And that’s not accurate because I know these people. I shouldn’t be surprised, but, nevertheless, I am. And I’m scared. I am scared of what these people are doing to this country. This is not… For an administration, after winning, to react the way this one did and basically tell Arizona, “As far as we’re concerned, you don’t even exist”? As we told you yesterday on this program, the regime said it is suspending existing agreements with Arizona police over enforcement of federal immigration laws.
It furthermore said it has issued a directive telling federal authorities to decline many of the calls from Arizona reporting illegal immigrants that the Homeland Security Department may get from Arizona cops. “Administration officials, speaking on condition they not be named…” Why? Why? If you’re so proud of this why not attach your name to it, regime? “Administration officials, speaking on condition they not be named, told reporters they expect to see an increase in the number of calls they get from Arizona police — but that won’t change President Obama’s decision to limit whom the government actually tries to detain and deport.
“That means police statewide can immediately begin calling to check immigration status — but federal officials are likely to” tell them to go to hell. Arizona cops can call, and the administration is going to tell them, “(Raspberry).” And that’s not all. To intimidate Arizona law enforcement officials… What happened here? All that happened here is there are federal immigration laws on the books that the federal government is not enforcing because the Democrat Party — losing traditional American voters in droves, left and right — needs as many foreign citizens and illegal immigrants to come into this country as possible to be converted into voters. And into recipients of whatever federal largess Obama wants to try to pass out to purchase their votes. Read the Rest.
Obama Goes “Soviet” on Arizona
RUSH: So the regime is using the Department of Homeland Security to punish Obama’s enemies. I saw a great phrase at a blog post on PJ Media: Obama went “Soviet” on Arizona. Let me read to you from that post. “This is a political maneuver designed to punish Arizona, which” had the audacity… I mean, what is this really all about? Obama is not enforcing immigration law. Arizona is falling apart. A responsible governor says, “All right, well, we’re going to write some laws to give us the ability to enforce the border ourselves.”
And you don’t do that to a solipsistic, narcissistic little man-child like Barack Obama.
You just don’t do openly challenge the King like this!
So Barack Obama turned around and sued Arizona. “Who in the hell do you think YOU are? You want to enforce immigration law? Okay, let me show you what’s going to happen to you. I’m going to tell you we’re not going to enforce immigration law and I’m going to take you all the way to the Supreme Court, and I don’t care what happens to your state!” And that is exactly what happens. And so Arizona is being punished. Now, they might want to say this is political punishment but it has real world consequences.
Crime. Property value loss. Economic calamity.
It’s an absolute disaster. So while this may be traditional ol’ political punishment, there are horrible real world consequences attached to it. Arizona is already reeling from the lawlessness on its border with Mexico. And as I said: It’s abundantly clear now that Obama has given up winning Arizona. He doesn’t care. He’s written it off. Now he’s going “Soviet” on it to make an example to every other state, by the way. And do not discount that. This is a message to every other state on the border: “The same can happen to you if you try this stunt!
“You go overboard defending your border or you challenge me and how I want to defend the border (or not), and this will happen to you, too!” It’s good old-fashioned, political, Soviet-style intimidation. Barack Obama has kicked Arizona out of whatever is left of the federal government’s border enforcement. And in the process, what has Obama — in real world consequences — just done here? Obama has sent a special delivery FedEx or UPS to smugglers and traffickers and criminals of all kinds that Arizona is wide open.
Come on in, gang!
Nobody here to stop you!
And not only that, if somebody wearing a police uniform in Arizona does try to stop you, guess what? We’re gonna get a phone call from some of our buddies on the ground and guess who’s going to jail? The cop! So come on in! Forget New Mexico. Forget California. Forget Texas. Make a beeline for Arizona. We have cleared the decks for you. In fact, we would encourage you to try to get picked up by a cop, because we want the cop punished.
We have people who are going to be spying, making sure that if a cop stops you for any reason whatsoever and demands your papers, he gets his. We’re going to make sure we hear about it, and that cop is finished. So come on in! Arizona is wide open for all of you. That’s the sucker punch. So this puts the law back on hold. It’s a green light to anybody who wants to sneak into Arizona from Mexico all day long.
I want to read you the final paragraph of this post from PJ Media. I don’t know the name, I don’t know who posted it. “We have a remarkable president on our hands. He openly defies the defined obligations of his office, then crafts new abilities to strike out at the states that he dislikes, imposing energy famines,” as in drilling on oil in the Gulf of Mexico, the Keystone pipeline ban, energy famines. He abets “lawlessness in the name of his warped worldview. It’s hard at the present time to regard the union of our United States as such. It doesn’t seem very united when Obama’s Washington keeps acting like a hostile occupier.”
That’s what the writer of this post means when he says that the government went all “Soviet” on Arizona. We don’t have a presidency. We’re occupied. We’re not led. We’re not unified.