THIS is why criticism of the Arizona Immigration Law has NO credibility

This is why Obama, Holder, and the rest of the liberty crushing liberals in Washington are losing credibility on ANY law they propose or argue against.  THEY DON’T KNOW WHAT’S IN THEM, BECAUSE THEY DON’T READ THEM.  They aren’t even the ones who write them.  They are written by groups like the Apollo Alliance, and the so-called Center for American Progress, George Soros funded groups.  The White House, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi blubber “Well, th, th, that’s just not true!”, or “Are you serious?”  Yet they have yet to disprove it.  Just like all the evidence Glenn Beck dredges up on the Obama administration and gives them a standing invitation to come on the show and disprove.  They have not ONCE disproved anything he’s said.  Yet they keep assassinating his character by calling him a liar and other things much worse.  Very presidential.  Seems I remember Mr. Obama condemning just such a thing on more than one occasion.

Obama, Holder, et al, there are just three words to say to you before you open your gaping fly traps to say ANYTHING about these laws:  READ THE BILL.


AG Eric Holder admitting that he hasn’t read the Arizona bill, yet he seems to have no problem issuing opinions about it.


http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/may/13/holder-hasnt-read-ariz-law-he-criticized/

Holder hasn’t read Arizona law he criticized

Thursday, May 13, 2010

By Stephen Dinan

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., who has been critical of Arizona’s new immigration law, said Thursday he hasn’t yet read the law and is going by what he’s read in newspapers or seen on television (…i.e. the media that is overly sympathetic to Obama and the liberal causes)

Mr. Holder is conducting a review of the law, at President Obama’s request, to see if the federal government should challenge it in court. He said he expects he will read the law by the time his staff briefs him on their conclusions.

“I’ve just expressed concerns on the basis of what I’ve heard about the law. But I’m not in a position to say at this point, not having read the law, not having had the chance to interact with people are doing the review, exactly what my position is,” Mr. Holder told the House Judiciary Committee.  (But like John Murtha, Nancy Pelosi, and even Obama (…police “acted stupidly…”), he is not afraid to get in front of a camera and microphone to grand stand on an issue he knows nothing about.  He said it was “unfortunate,” and said it “opens the door to racial profiling” without even having read the bill.  I know it’s a tough read, being a whopping 10 pages long, but you think that the nations top law enforcement officer might take the time to read the thing before offering opinions about it’s constitutionality.  Would that be too much to ask?  It’s not like the bill is 2,700 pages long or anything.)

This weekend Mr. Holder told NBC’s “Meet the Press” program that the Arizona law “has the possibility of leading to racial profiling.” He had earlier called the law’s passage “unfortunate,” and questioned whether the law was unconstitutional because it tried to assume powers that may be reserved for the federal government.  (If the federal government were protecting our borders as they are constitutionally mandated to do, Arizona and other states wouldn’t need to take the defense of their citizens into their own hands.  Self defense is a right that can’t be taken away, but that is exactly what Obama, Holder, and all the liberal critics are trying to do.  Arizonans are dying by the dozens every day because of the flow of illegal aliens and drugs across their border, yet Washington does nothing about it.  Sorry, Washington.  Arizona has turned the other cheek more times than they should have had to while waiting for you to do your job.  You have failed, so get out of the way.)

Rep. Ted Poe, who had questioned Mr. Holder about the law, wondered how he could have those opinions if he hadn’t yet read the legislation.

“It’s hard for me to understand how you would have concerns about something being unconstitutional if you haven’t even read the law,” the Texas Republican told the attorney general.

The Arizona law’s backers argue that it doesn’t go beyond what federal law already allows, and they say press reports have distorted the legislation. They point to provisions in the law that specifically rule out racial profiling as proof that it can be implemented without conflicting with civil rights.

But critics said giving police the power to stop those they suspect are in the country illegally is bound to lead to profiling.  (This is where the critics are wrong.  An officer has to have a LEGITIMATE reason to stop someone.  If during the course of that stop the officer has reason to believe that the person is here illegally, then he may ask for documentation.  Oh, by the way, LEGAL immigrants have been required by law to carry their immigration papers on their person for decades.  CITIZENS of this country get asked for their driver’s license or other ID several times each day, yet that doesn’t seem to be an issue.  The next time the cashier at Wal-Mart asks me for my ID when I try to purchase something with my credit card, should I scream “PROFILING!” and call CNN?  That may sound ridiculous, and it is.  But that’s exactly what the critics of this bill are doing.)

Mr. Holder said he expects the Justice and Homeland Security departments will finish their review of the Arizona law soon.

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