Illegal Immigration

Written by David DiCrescenzo on . Posted in Op-Ed

Arizona, Illegal Immigration, The Supreme Court, and Common Sense, (or lack thereof).

What a day. In a nutshell, here's what happened. Following the lead of Justice Kennedy, SCOTUS, in a very controversial decision, struck down these three major provisions: 1). Requiring all immigrants to obtain or carry immigration registration papers; 2). Making it a state criminal offense for an illegal immigrant to seek work or hold a job; and 3). Allowing police to arrest suspected illegal immigrants without warrants. The only part of the bill that was not immediately struck down is the ability for police to check the status of an individual when detained for other reasons, and even with that, LEO's may not arrest them.

Essentially, SCOTUS has taken all of the teeth out of this law, reducing Arizona's decision to defend her borders via SB-1070, to a numbed down oral cavity, and serving up a victory for the administration. Only Justices Scalia and Thomas would have allowed all of the challenged provisions to take effect. To her credit, Justice Kagan did not participate due to her work and allegiance to the administration.

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Wisconsin Sends a Message

Written by David DiCrescenzo on . Posted in Op-Ed

Well, it happened. Governor Scott Walker has prevailed in Wisconsin. A lot of people rallied on both sides, but in the end, good old common sense and conservatism have championed the day. Not surprisingly, a lot of the talking heads on the left that were spouting off about how important it was to win, how it was the biggest race aside from the presidency, and so on, have now changed their tune and are deriding this colossal conservative win as not such a big deal.

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Republicans and Democrats

Written by David DiCrescenzo on . Posted in Op-Ed

As a reporter, I attend lots of events and meet with and talk to a lot of different people all the time. Most of the people I talk to seem to be level headed and even tempered.  I get a bit confused by the mix up in terms that I hear sometimes.

What I mean is this; my regular readers will tell you that I tend to lean a little to the right in my opinions.  Okay, so maybe I lean so far to the right that Rush Limbaugh and Michael Savage are to my left, but let me not get off track here.

When engaged in conversation, I like to ask about people’s values and principles, what they consider to be important, then possibly whom they might vote for.  It never ceases to amaze me that some very conservative minded people say they’ll vote for an individual simply because of party affiliation, regardless of how that individuals record and rhetoric matches up to their values.

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