Well, where is “the clear and manifest purpose of Congress” in this matter? I maintain Justice Holder and the Justice Department has neither stated nor reasonably proven such - therefore the state of Arizona in its SB 1070 is perfectly within its constitutional right specifically by virtue of the “exception clause” in Article I, Section 10.
How’s that for legalistic mumbo-jumbo and arcane, thoroughly opaque and undecipherable “legalese?” But isn’t that the point of all this, isn’t that what all this has come down to? For you see, dear readers, this administration appears to be the most litigious in our nation’s history. Instead of dealing with issues on their individual, sui generis merits, this administration’s core ethos, mindset and modus operandi is first and foremost to send in the lawyers, then the clowns. Or vice versa? But actually it really doesn’t matter who goes first, because they’re both essentially one and the same.
And in the meantime our sovereignty and borders are daily, massively violated and the public safety of our citizenry endangered. Well, if the litigious clowns, buffoons, mental midgets and intellectual lilliputians of this administration would rather sue and wage legal warfare against states like Arizona; and argue and debate endlessly on how many millions upon millions of constitutional briefs can dance upon the head of a pin - then again, Arizona not only has a constitutional right to act, but it also has a mandate and a moral imperative to do so as well.
In regard to the recent events in Arizona —a brief afterword:
Speaking of bad timing, boy did I walk into this one blind as a bat! Nevertheless, truth be known, I was thoroughly unaware of the events in Arizona on Saturday 8 Jan. 2011. Indeed this surely and truly is a case of the unusual, starkly uncommon and most sinister of events; overtaking, overwhelming and overpowering that which is common, most ordinary and uneventful.
For I did not learn of these events until I had finished this article on Sunday morning at roughly 7:00 a.m., oh alright, to be absolutely precise at 7:26 a.m., but who’s counting anyway? I only learned of what happened when I turned on the television to watch C-Span and then viewed both television and the internet for several hours.
Well, needless to say, my heart goes out to congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her family, and to all those who were so egregiously injured, but above all else, to all those who were so mindlessly and tragically taken from us. But we must all make every effort to understand that this event was a human tragedy which is so very common to the human condition. That this tragedy was simply part and parcel of the natural rhythm and cycle of life and death itself - as so very tragic and so very difficult as that process for us survivors of it is to fathom.