Russell Pearce-- A Disgrace To The State Of Arizona
Mormon bigot Russell Pearce; not all Nazis wear swastikas all the time
Neo-nazi sympathizer, Mormon and Arizona state Senator, Russell Pearce (R), wants to undermine the U.S. Constitution again, this time by tearing up the 14th Amendment, which states that anyone born in the U.S.-- despite skin color or religion or ethnic background or gender or whatever is unpopular at the moment-- is born a citizen. Pearce, a vicious America-hater who disguises his contempt for our country by wearing American flags done up as outfits draped over himself like a freak, seems to want to ignore that our Constitution says that "No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." And it says that right after declaring in words even a fascist slob like Pearce can understand that "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside."
In fact, Pearce's plans to do away with the kids nativist, anti-immigration wackos call "anchor babies" has been stewing in his hateful noggin for some time. Back in 2008, when I dubbed Pearce "Mr. Ethnic Cleansing," he had a whole slew of Nuremberg-type laws he was trying to push through the legislature.
My pal Roland teaches in a public school in Compton and most of his students are Mexican-Americans. He loves his kids and tells me how eager their parents are for them to learn and to be Americans. They are always respectful, well-scrubbed, and curious about the world around them. He sent me these lyrics last night, a song he found that was written in 1915 by Margaret Rowe Clifford, 32 years before Pearce was born.
Come to this land of sunshine
To this land where life is young.
Where the wide, wide world is waiting,
The songs that will now be sung.
Where the golden sun is flaming
Into warm, white shining day,
And the sons of men are blazing
Their priceless right of way.
Come stand beside the rivers
Within our valley broad.
Stand here with heads uncovered,
In the presence of our God!
While all around, about us
The brave, unconquered band,
As guardians and landmarks
The giant mountains stand.
Not alone for gold and silver
Is Arizona great.
But with graves of heroes sleeping,
All the land is consecrate!
O, come and live beside us
However far ye roam
Come and help us build up temples
And name those temples "home."
Sing the song that's in your hearts
Sing of the great Southwest,
Thank God, for Arizona
In splendid sunshine dressed.
For thy beauty and thy grandeur,
For thy regal robes so sheen
We hail thee Arizona
Our Goddess and our queen.
It's the Arizona state song and it's very inviting. In fact, it was an open invitation for people to come-- a word used over and over in the song-- to live in Arizona. It was a different Arizona, a pre-Russell Pearce Arizona. But it's the Arizona that still exists, in the person, for example, of Arizona's most beloved Congressmember, Raul Grijalva:
Meanwhile, it's becoming clearer and clearer that the immigration law backfired and the state's economy is screwed. But the ethnic cleansing thing is working well. Businessmen there are turning on the GOP; and even Pearce-- that neo-Nazi guy-- thinks he may have made a mistake, at least in terms of not having enough workers to make Arizona function like part of the civilized world. Watch the short news clip at the hot link ("ethnic cleansing") above.