Arizona State Senator Sylvia Allen. I want to explain SB 1070.
This is the part of the Arizona law that the media is not telling us.
I'm Arizona State Senator Sylvia Allen. I want to explain SB 1070 which I voted for and was just signed by Governor Jan Brewer. Rancher Rob Krantz was murdered by the drug cartel on his ranch a month ago. I participated in a senate hearing two weeks ago on the border violence, here is just some of the highlights from those who testified.
The people who live within 60 to 80 miles of the Arizona/Mexico Border have for years been terrorized and have pleaded for help to stop the daily invasion of humans who cross their property . One Rancher testified that 300 to 1200 people a DAY come across his ranch vandalizing his property, stealing his vehicles and property, cutting down his fences, and leaving trash. In the last two years he has found 17 dead bodies and two Koran bibles.
Another rancher testified that daily drugs are brought across his ranch in a military operation. A point man with a machine gun goes in front, 1/2 mile behind are the guards fully armed, 1/2 mile behind them are the drugs, behind the drugs 1/2 mile are more guards. These people are violent and they will kill anyone who gets in the way. This was not the only rancher we heard that day that talked about the drug trains.
One man told of two illegal's who came upon his property one shot in the back and the other in the arm by the drug runners who had forced them to carry the drugs and then shot them. Daily they listen to gun fire during the night it is not safe to leave his family alone on the ranch and they can't leave the ranch for fear of nothing being left when they come back.
The border patrol is not on the border. They have set up 60 miles away with check points that do nothing to stop the invasion. They are not allowed to use force in stopping anyone who is entering. They run around chasing them, if they get their hands on them then they can take them back across the border.
Federal prisons have over 35% illegal's and 20% of Arizona prisons are filled with illegal's. In the last few years 80% of our law enforcement that have been killed or wounded have been by an illegal.
The majority of people coming now are people we need to be worried about. The ranchers told us that they have seen a change in the people coming they are not just those who are looking for work and a better life.
The Federal Government has refused for years to do anything to help the border states. We have been over run and once they are here we have the burden of funding state services that they use. Education cost have been over a billion dollars. The healthcare cost billions of dollars. Our State is broke, $3.5 billion deficit and we have many serious decisions to make. One is that we do not have the money to care for any who are not here legally. It has to stop. The border can be secured. We have the technology we have the ability to stop this invasion. We must know who is coming and they must come in an organized manner legally so that we can assimilate them into our population and protect
the sovereignty of our country. We are a nation of laws. We have a responsibility to protect our citizens and to protect the integrity of our country and the government which we live under.
I would give amnesty today to many, but here is the problem, we dare not do this until the Border is secure. It will do no good to forgive them because thousands will come behind them and we will be over run to the point that there will no longer be the United States of America but a North American Union of open borders. I ask you what form of government will we live under? How long will it be before we will be just like Mexico, Canada or any of the other Central American or South American countries? We have already lost our
language, everything must be printed in Spanish also. We have already lost our history it is no longer taught in our schools. And we have lost our borders.
The leftist media has distorted what SB 1070 will do. It is not going to set up a Nazi Germany. Are you kidding. The ACLU and the leftist courts will do everything to protect those who are here illegally, but it was an effort to try and stop illegal's from setting up businesses, and employment, and receiving state services and give the ability to local law enforcement when there is probable cause like a traffic stop to determine if they are here
legally. Federal law is very clear if you are here on a visa you must have your papers on you at all times. That is the law. In Arizona all you need to show you are a legal citizen is a driver license, MVD identification card, Native American Card, or a Military ID. This is what you need to vote, get a hunting license, etc.. So nothing new has been added to this law. No one is going to be stopped walking down the street etc... The Socialist who are in
power in DC are angry because we dare try and do something and that something the Socialist wants us to do is just let them come. They want the "Transformation" to continue.
Maybe it is too late to save America. Maybe we are not worthy of freedom anymore. But as an elected official I must try to do what I can to protect our Constitutional Republic. Living in America is not a right just because you can walk across the border. Being an American is a responsibility and it comes by respecting and upholding the Constitution the law of our land which says what you must do to be a citizen of this country. Freedom is not free.
As April 15th approachs and everyone scrambles to pay the IRS, what they have been brainwashed to think they owe in taxes, I thought I would tell everyone the truth.
There is NO LAW Stating you have to pay Federal taxes!! Now some states have state taxes and they have a law stating so, we are talking federal.
Seriously, there is a right for the govt to have tariffs and so forth, but there is no law stating individuals have to pay taxes in any shape or form. None, Nada, Zero! Now to lie on your tax forms IF you fill them out is against the law, to say I only made xxxx this year when you made lots more is Fraud and they can and will throw you in jail for it BUT to not file at all, to not pay at all isnt against any law!!
Lawyers for the IRS, former agents for the IRS plainly state that there is NO LAW!! It is a LIE perpetrated by the IRS and the Govt! There are over 7 million citizens in the USA that pay no taxes, none, they dont fill out the forms, they dont send them in... they dont pay and they are breaking NO LAW!
The W4 you fill out with your employer allows HIM to take out TAXES to pay HIS COMPANY TAXES! You can legally put in a high enough number so no taxes are taken out of your paycheck and make the company pay its taxes by NOT taking it out of YOUR SALARY!
A former IRS Agent investigated and this is what she had to say:
Now the Government wants all the states to use the exact same textbooks when they teach the children. Now while on paper that might sound good, I can tell you flat out that it sucks completely. Each state has different needs and culture and the school books should reflect that. Just because our public school children are failing, doesnt mean that the Government needs to stick its over paid nose into it. Back off and let the States do it their way.
Take Hawaii and Virginia for example:History
Virginia will teach about the King of England and the Revolution, Tea prices and all that, but Hawaii doesnt care about the King of England because they had their own ruling family and their students need to study about that.
Now I am not saying that Hawaiian children dont need to learn American History because they all do, but how a state became a state and what that state history was is also very important to how the children of the state views History.
To Virginia -- the Revolutionary War was very important, had some battles there, was part of the founding of this country -- so that beginning history is very important to that state.
To Hawaii -- all of that Virginia history is just something in a book. They were not involved, and were thier own country at the time, so they need to learn it different.
To make the children in both states use the same History book and learn it the same is wrong.
Take Alaska and Colorado: Social Studies -- ie city,county, neighborhood stuff,where they live
Colorado -- children first learn their neighborhood, corner market,post office, city information like library, school location and then on to county information and so forth,what they live in is houses, apts, condos.
Alaska -- they have no Counties, and most the kids live miles from a true city, no corner market or local post office. What they live in is yurts, igloos,houses,apts,bush tents,boats
To make children in these two states study the Same Social Studies is wrong and will completely confuse the children.
Alaska and Hawaii:Seasons, length of day/night
Alaska -- has snow from Sept - May and some areas of that state has snow year round,winter they see no sun, summer they have no night, leaves change in september.
Hawaii -- last time I checked, they have 2 seasons basically -- Hot and not so hot, no seasonal changes with leaves and colors, and have normal day/night.
Can you see how children studying with the exact same textbooks would confuse both?
Now I figure you are thinking.. Well math is the same for all... is it? Lets examine that, shall we?
I will use 6 states this time:
New York (NY)
Ok lets do the math comparison: NY and FL have to use the exact same math book -- and word problems are introduced and they talk about how long it will take a subway to get from point A to Point B. NY kids understand what a subway is and all that, but a FL kid would be.. subway? so lets add confusion about an object onto math shall we?
NY and FL -- Recipe talks about how many oranges you have to use and names a size of orange.
FL kids would know exactly what that orange is and how to get it and use it, while I bet in NY, they have one size and dont know there are different size oranges.
FL and KS -- same math book
bushels -- KS kids probably understand this measurement due to the amount of farms around them. FL kids would be completely lost.
Nautical Miles -- FL kids probably understand this measurement due to Hurricane watching and boating. KS kids would be lost.
KS and OR -- same math book
bushels -- KS kids probably understand this measurement due to the amount of farms around them. OR kids would be completely lost.
board foot -- OR sells alot of lumber so those kids probably would recognize this measurement, but what about the KS kids?
OR and HI -- same math book
How much spam is needed to make a spam/egg casserole? HI kids would know due to the fact that HI eats more spam per capita than any other state. Would OR kids know or even care?
OR and AK -- same math book
distance to town? for OR kids -- 5 mins or 5 miles. AK kids -- 3 days, 70 miles or town what town?
If you had x amt of money -- how many bush plane rides could you take? OR kids -- Huh? AK kids would know what you are talking about.
How many people can be fed by a Moose? A polar bear? A whale? AK kids would know, OR kids would probably not know.
These are just some of the problems with the same math book that would crop up if all the states had to use the same one.
Geology -- Most states like to teach the geology of the state, weather of the state and so forth.
Florida and HI using the same geology text -- One has Hurricanes, one has Typhoons. One has Volcanoes, One doesnt. One has swamps, one doesnt.
HI and AK -- both have volcanoes but they are completely different. AK volcanoes dont spew lava, HI volcanoes do, HI doesnt have blizzards, AK does. AK has tundra, HI doesnt.
Science -- chemistry,physics,cooking(I see it as a science because items are being changed with heat and so forth)
New York and Florida -- temps would be different due to humidity, less water for some things and so forth. AK and any other state -- bread rises different, compasses dont work, water boils at a different time.
How about Health? What a balance meal is, showering, brushing teeth, laundry, taking care of your body.
What a healthy meal is seriously depends on where you live. What might be considered gross and unhealthy in one state, isnt in another. Louisana,Florida,Texas -- are three states that I know eat alligator and snake and find it delicious but a California or New York or Kansas child would find that gross.
Calfornia kids have garlic,artichokes,avocados -- but to alot of midwest and east coast kids those are gross.
Alaska kids eat alot of meat -- they have to for warmth in winter.
Hawaii kids eat alot of spam, poi, pig --- most other kids dont even know what poi is.
Alot of Alaska homes dont even have indoor facilities and they drive to the nearest town to use the public showers once a week. Laundry is a once a month thing.
If this national book idea passes, then you will have problems with the tests from the books.
Question could be:
A Large fish weighs how much?
none of the above
For most kids in most states it is 5 - 10 lbs, but Alaska Salmon are 20 - 60 lbs depending on the salmon breed, so the Alaska Kids would pick none of the above and get it wrong.
How about this one?
Tis raining and storming outside, what do you do?
Read a book
play a video game
For most kids it is a simple answer, for Alaska,Florida,Oregon kids -- it is play outside because it rains so much and for AK or it is snowing. They play outside no matter what, also alot of AK households have no TV, but they would get it wrong on the test.
Do you see how having any nationally required text is going to cause problems? That isnt the way to fix our educational system. I blogged in another Education post exactly what would help. Tell your representatives, write them, call them and demand they say NO to national text books.
Now I know alot of you out there are thinking "Guns kill people and should be taken away" but lets actually examine that misinformation shall we?
I have yet to hear about a Gun, climbing out of its properly secured area, taking a taxi or bus or driving itself across town, down the street, to the school and then killing someone. I have heard about idiots who have used guns to go down the street, to the school, into the work place to kill someone, but these same individuals could have done as much damage or more by using knives or properly placed small pipe bombs.
To actually think and repeat the "Guns kill people" mantra proves to me at least that most Anti Gun individuals are sheeple. They repeat the erronous information to be part of the crowd.
In every single state that allows the carrying of guns by the citizens either open carry(on their person in plain sight) or concealed carry(The gun is hidden in a purse,pocket,waistband holster and under clothes) -- crime has dropped. Now why is that? because criminals dont want you to fight back, they like soft targets they can rob, rape, kidnap, carjack and harm, they like ones that wont do anything but take it and they know their chances of being caught are pretty slim.
And lets talk about this other erroneous mantra that the anti gun want you to believe.. "The Criminal can take your gun". Now do you really really believe that? You really believe that criminal is going to get that close to me, a person that is armed with a gun, and take it? Seriously?!? Are you that big of a sheeple that you believe that?
Oh and lets talk about the Brady Anti Gun Coalition, Did you all realize that Brady was PRO GUN? Completely 100% PRO Private Citizens carrying openly? Of course you didnt know that because HIS wife is using HIS name to take away our rights. Tis a shame that she claims to love him and is doing this horrible thing using his name.
Yes people use Guns to kill other People, People use knives to kill other people, they use pantyhose, rope, towels, wire, leashes, cars, pipes, saws, pools, rocks, boards,hammers, poisons, bombs, ice picks, refrigerators, and many other things to kill people. Yet I dont see all those items listed being banned or taken away, why is that?
Because the Anti Gun Sheeple think Guns taken away from Law Abiding citizens will end all their problems, that is why. Yet lets look at the UK shall we? Their police just started carrying guns because the criminals had such high powered guns that just telling them to stop doing a crime, got them shot. Interesting huh?
Also do you know that most misuse of guns is from the police? They are more likely to use deadly force (ie shoot someone) without cause than the ordinary gun carrying citizen. Interesting huh?
Maybe we should make it illegal for the police to carry guns, tasers, and night sticks -- then it would be harder for them to abuse the citizens of this country and misuse the objects.
I have the right to bear arms and I will continue to do so, take away that right and I will still bear arms because I have a God Given Right to protect me and mine.
Guns are not the problem in this country. Lax punishment of criminals is.
Think about that the next time some Anti Gun sheeple bleets his mantra at you without any facts to back it up.
As most of you know, the education of this country has truly gone down the toilet. Students are graduating without the ability to succeed in college or at a full time job. Their reading level is low and their math skills are almost non existant. They know nothing about history, geography or any of the other subjects and daily life skills that are needed to be a success in the Adult world.
Now I have heard that some Schools are being closed to save money, because students are failing, because the teachers suck and so forth. Now lets analyze this shall we?
1.School Close due to inadequate Teachers
Now I happen to know that most teachers put in more hours per week to prepare for their classes than any other profession. They have to write out lessons, tests, homework assignments, then grade them all, not included in all that is the staff meetings, the district meetings, the parent - teacher meetings, the before school and after school duty, the lunch duty and so forth. For a work day of approximately 12 hrs, a teacher with 20 years of work experience and a minimum of a Bachelors of Science or Arts makes a measely 32k a year, and for alot of teachers that doesnt even give them health or dental insurance. Add to that, the fact that most schools today have no discipline and the students threaten, harass and attack the teachers and you wonder why your student doesnt learn?
Where are you? The parents? Why do you support your student in the mistreatment of the Teachers and then blame the teacher when your student didnt learn? Why not take away all of your students extra curricular activities and devices - computer, video, cell phone, sports -- until they show the respect to their teachers that the teachers deserve? Why blame the teacher when you, the parent, are to blame?
2. School Close due to Bankruptcy of District
Now I have a hard problem understanding how a school district can run out of money, since most school districts get their funding fun the state, the feds and property taxes. I think these school districts need to cut their programs down to the bare minimum until their students start performing properly as in academically, not on sports teams. The sports teams are extra, hence the term extra curricular, means not mandatory, or needed. Sure it is fun to watch your local school team play another team but wouldnt you rather have the school stay open and your student go to college on an academic scholorship instead of how well he/she can do a hook shot or hit a ball with a piece of wood?
3. School Close due to City issues.
The city has hard times due to major layoffs, families moving out of the area because of no jobs and so forth. Now this is totally different than the other 2 reasons for closing a school. Why pay to have a school open if it is more expensive to keep it open and heated or air conditioned than to bus the students to a different school?
Another thing that bothers me is hearing about teachers being fired because the students are doing poorly. I really dont think you all get it when it comes to learning. A teacher can sit there and teach the material 100 different ways but if the student cant learn it for whatever reason - drugs, apathy, school safety -- they wont learn it. You cannot make a student learn. They have to want to learn. They have to feel safe in their learning environment, they have to feel like there is a purpose for them to learn the material, they have to feel like their home environment supports their learning the subject material. If one of these breaks down, the student wont learn. Blaming the teacher because the student wont learn is stupid and does what lately seems to be the norm, putting the blame on the wrong person.
The teacher is doing their job -- teaching.
The student isnt doing their job -- learning.
The parents arent doing their job - supporting the teacher and the learning process.
These are some of the major problems with this country's public schools now. It isnt the test scores that make a great school, it isnt the sports teams, it isnt the latest and greatest equipment or style of clothing.
IT IS THE TEACHERS!
Support them, teach your children that teachers are there to teach but they have to show the teacher respect and want to learn. They have to help the teacher teach by learning, asking questions and listening.
Take the tests out of the schools, the test scores for the fed. money and give the teachers the support they need by making the schools safe and a more learnable environment for the students and the teachers.
You will remember the best teacher you ever had from 1st until 12th forever, but you will forget the final score of your schools teams championship game within a few years.
Remember that, the next time you complain about the teachers. Stop blaming them about your child that refuses to learn and showing them no respect. Blame Yourself.