Russell Pearce's Unconstitutional, Un-American Attack on U.S. Citizen Children

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Russell Pearce, defiling Old Glory in this picture, and spitting on the U.S. Constitution in general

So was anyone surprised by neo-Nazi-hugging state Senator Russell Pearce's press conference yesterday announcing that he'll be targeting U.S. citizen children in a racist attempt to undermine the U.S. Constitution's 14th Amendment guarantee of birthright citizenship?

Well, you might have been had you read an October 10, Associated Press piece discussing those Republicans vying to be the next state Senate president. Pearce is one of them, and he assured the AP that despite his love of ethnic cleansing, he would be taking a back seat on the immigration issue if elected state Senate president.

Check this excerpt:

"Pearce said in an interview that if elected Senate president he plans to let other lawmakers lead the charge on 2011 legislation on illegal immigration. Those could include legislation to deny U.S. citizenship to children born in this country to parents who are both illegal immigrants and to toughen the employer sanctions law."

And this one:

"His being elected president `probably helps' the chances of additional legislation on illegal immigration, Pearce said. `I will help usher those bills if they're good public policy.'

"On the other hand, `for those folks that are a little wimpy on this issue, the best thing they can hope is that I'm president because my time will be spent doing a lot of other things that are very important,' he said. `My biggest concentration will be growing jobs, reducing the burdens on families and businesses, and balancing the budget.'"

Hmmm, bullet-head cracker from Mesa speak with forked tongue. Not that it's a first for Pearce, mind you, who spews bogus stats whenever he needs to bolster his nativist agenda. 

But, what did it take, nine days from the publication of that AP article till Pearce was holding a presser, vowing to deny birth certificates to American citizen children born of illegal immigrant parents?

How much you wanna bet Pearce's campaign for state Senate president ain't going so well? After all, that AP interview was Pearce's lame attempt to make himself seem somewhat moderate, and not the anti-Mexican nut we all know him to be.

I've addressed the racist attack on the 14th Amendment at length in a past Bird column, so I won't go over all that old ground here. However, I do want to point out that what Pearce and his xenophobic allies are attempting is illegal under the highest law in the land, the U.S. Constitution.

Because other than granting birthright citizenship, the 14th Amendment also prevents the states from stripping citizens of their rights as enshrined in the Constitution.

Indeed, the 14th Amendment says that, "No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States."

Now isn't that exactly what Pearce is trying to do? And therefore, isn't he "breaking the law"? You know, just like the illegal aliens he so obviously hates?

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Kitsugab
Kitsugab

This to inform you of a person living and working in the United States illegally. The names that this person assumes are as follows: Gabriela Sanchez (her niece), Karla P. Durazo (her aunt), Patty Durazo (her sister),Julieta Sanchez (her aunt), Patty Sanchez (her sister/her niece) Rocio Sanchez (her sister), Mayra Viramontes (her cousin), Karen Durazo (her cousin),Kenya Durazo (hercousin), Karina Sanchez (her cousin).All of the names assumed by her can be substantiated through her facebook account which is under the name Gabby Sanchez.Her Employer is: Dr. Larry Stark   3201 W. Peoria Ave # A-100   Phoenix, AZ 85029Her assumed Social Security # is her Aunt's Soc. Sec. # 611-32-7757 (Karla P. Durazo) who actually lives in California.She drives a pathfinder with AZ lic. # AHT4587 Her address is: 2220 W. Mission Ln. #1095 (which is in Larry Starks name /  Phoenix, AZ 85017    co-signed for)  SRP Acct # 919-863-000    (which is in Larry Starks name)Her Phone # 602-628-3116   (which is in Larry Starks name)Family Assistance Administration Case # 00564738 (Gabriela Sanchez)Dental work provided under the name Patty Sanchez. And full medical (BCBS)is paid for by Larry StarkHer sons name is Carlos Flores-Sanchez and he graduated from Cortez High School.She was raised by her Grandmother who was a whore in Mexico. This young woman makes it easier for other illegals to obtain medications includingnarcotics and evade citizenship tests through the Doctors office that she works in.Also supplying them with false identification and documentation. I am very concerned about the illegal activities (Document Fraud, Identity Theft, Conducting crimes in America) that she is involved in. Please address the above issues as soon as possible.

Concerned Citizen 

Anony
Anony

Do you really think using racist terms like 'CRACKER' helps your cause?

vbsanfrancisco
vbsanfrancisco

DEAR SENATOR PEARCE

Arizona State Sen. Russell Pearce says the bill (SB 1070) was his idea. He says it's not about prisons. It's about what's best for the country.“Prison Economics Help Drive Arizona Immigration Law”by Laura Sullivan

NPR claims that you made a deal with the private prison industry to help pass and draft the law. Demanding papers from people on the street could lead to endless arrests, keeping new prisons filled for years.

Your website slogan says:For faith, family and freedom above all else.What kind of faith do you follow that banishes others?What kind of families can there be if innocent parents are jailed?What kind of freedom does racial profiling bring?

“They’re illegal,” you say, “and they have no right to be marching down our streets. They have no constitutional rights.”

If only all the “illegal” people were marching down the streets—marching in protest, demanding to be treated as fellow human beings.But they’re too busy working, simply trying to survive, unlike youMr. Senator who, from your pictures, appears to have no want of food.You are all about the law Senator Pearce, but laws are just made-up rules.R is for Rules, a letter we should deport from your name,or R is for Raging Racist perhaps?Without the R we’d be left with Peace—none of your pinche prisons needed.

Twinkie
Twinkie

The women who cross our border illegally for the purpose of having her baby born on American soil should have two choices. The first choice would be that she return to her homeland WITH the baby; the second choice would be that she return to her homeland WITHOUT the baby. Either way, she doesn't stay here because she's illegal. And it will require HER choice. That is how we can remedy this situation without more money being spent to defend yet another bad bill/idea from Russell Pearce.

Anon
Anon

Truly chilling stuff!

Anon
Anon

Abuse of power has escalated under the arpaio/thomas/pearce regime. King Russell shouts out, SB1070 would take the "hand cuffs off the police"! Oh really? This confirms they are NOT handcuffed. Is King Russell, former deputy sheriff writing the laws for the "people" or his "friends" in law enforcement? The next Governor should NOT allow Russell Pearce to run Arizona!!

Police Misconduct-Injustice Everywherehttp://www.injusticeeverywhere...

Rusty old coot
Rusty old coot

I always wondered what a true patriotic piece-of-shit looked like. Just like Rusty poo.Russell, I'm sorry that you were born with no penis and no brain-pan. But hatin on Black folks and Latinos is kind of stupid, isn't it ? Why not blame your hillbilly parents for the fact that HATE is the only talent you have. That, and being able to play the banjo with your feet.

Russell, you call yourself a patriot... Well, the last three letters in the words "patriot" and "idiot" are I-O-T, so in the end they are both the same

Anony
Anony

stop making these stupid stereotypes.

Cdrguru
Cdrguru

It doesn't help to have every child born in the US as a citizen if their parents aren't voting Democrat. What is needed is to get these people voting to ensure that the evil Republicans can never again gain power. A massive tide of immigrant voters can make this a reality.

We just have to figure out a way to get these people so their votes count. There will be so many of them that no matter how much Republican fraud is committed Democrats will be swept into power forever. And, because they can vote for more and more benfits from the US government, all their friends will come here as well. A never ending tide of Democrat voters!

chicagonut
chicagonut

"Crackers"? Isn't that a racial slur against whites? Is that really necessary? I wouldn't talk if I were you. Have you seen many of these Mexicans in our country with their lard laden diets? Especially the women They are not exactly poster women for "weight watchers" after a couple of kids and a few burritos.

Bearinphx
Bearinphx

poor russell, he looks like he ready to burst. he should really diet, he's at a age where he can suddenly kill over and have a fatal heart attack. it usally happens to crakers like him. instead of worrying about immigration, he should worry about reducing his waist line. from this view, it looks like russell been eating lots of possum. stinky man should diet. maybe if he paid as much attention to his own weight as he does to immigration, he could live longer. unfortuntaly, he is headed towards a graveyard.

Anony
Anony

love the anti white racism here

chicagonut
chicagonut

14 states are involved in this legislation.

Each state is drafting “legislation” which will be determined by constitutional scholars, who ultimately intend to assist in amending the Constitution to deny citizenship to children of illegal aliens.

It's about time!

chicagonut
chicagonut

Wait a minute here where is it stated that the desire is to strip the citizenship of children who already have it by virtue of the 14th? This topic heading is blatantly misleading and inaccurate.

Most countries require that at least one parent be a citizen or legal resident in order for a newborn to qualify for birthright citizenship. Are you claiming that the amendment can't be changed to reflect this criteria? The writer's of the 14th never intended for children of illegal aliens to gain citizenship in that manner anyway.

The amended amendment would only change for future births in this country after it passed. It would not be retractive and strip citizenship from those who already have it. Geez, debate with honesty!

I find it amusing that those who don't want birthright citizenship to change interjecting racism into it when it would affect the children of ALL illegal aliens, not just one racial group. Why is it ok to seek change to our immigration laws by these same people but not ok to change the 14th (or at least re-interpret it the way it was meant to be by the writers of it)?

Tina
Tina

CONGRESSIONAL GLOBE, MAY 30, 1868 (re born citizens, 14h Amendment)

SEN JACOB HOWARD: The first amendment is to section one, declaring that "all persons born in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the States wherein they reside."I do not propose to say anything on that subject except that the question of citizenship has been so fully discussed in this body as not to need any further elucidation, in my opinion.This amendment which I have offered is simply declaratory of what I regard as the law of the land already, that every person born within the limits of the United States and subject to their jurisdiction, is by virtue of natural law and national law a citizen of the United States. This will not, of course, include persons born in the United States who are foreigners, aliens, who belong to the families of ambassadors or foreign ministers accredited to the Government of the United States, but will include every other class of persons. It settles the great question of citizenship and removes all doubt as to what persons are or not citizens of the United States.This has long been a great desideratum in the jurisprudence and legislation of this country.

CITIZENSHIP CLAUSE OF 14th AMENDMENT

"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."

Tina
Tina

"The writer's of the 14th never intended for children of illegal aliens to gain citizenship in that manner anyway."

To my knowledge there was no such thing as an "illegal alien" in 1868 when the 14th Amendment was approved by Congress.

Barni Qaasim
Barni Qaasim

state senator trying to amend the constitution? mean-spirited, racist & ridiculous

jenna
jenna

And serial liar.

bob z
bob z

it makes me sad that people like russell p. use's this wonderful flag to me it makes it look racist.. too bad they make the flag look like that

Dennis Gilman
Dennis Gilman

Pearce wanting to change the Constitution doesn't surprise me. He supports changing the State Constitution also. He pimps himself out for Prop 107, another racist ballet measure I'llbe voting NO on.

Tina
Tina

I received a robocall from Pearce urging me to join him in voting yes on Prop 113, also a needless proposal, deceptively called "save our secret ballot," also to further clutter up our State Constitution. (The message is still on my answering machine.) "It's critical," he says quickly, then just as quickly "Union bosses like Acorn and NCIU want to end our secret ballot in employee elections. Currently our State Constitution doesn't protect us." and so forth.

Gray Race
Gray Race

How is this dumbass cocksucker is a fucken politician? He says he is a law abiding citizens which is bullshit because we all know what he did while working for the DMV.

Tina
Tina

Pearce lies for the expediency of the moment. Any similarity between what he says he believes (e.g., strong believer in the U.S. Constitution, being a strong "fiscal conservative," etc.) and what he does is more that purely coincidental. It's a freak accident.)

Simba
Simba

Ya dont need to change the Constitution.....just the interpretation of the 14th amd. Illegal Aliens should not be giving birth to American Citizens......they are here illegally, which makes their babies illegal as well. Good luck to you Mr. Peirce. We love you.

Anon
Anon

How do you love someone who spews hate and bigotry?

Thad
Thad

Sure, you don't have to change the Constitution, you just have to pretend plain English means something other than what it does.

Rose Valencia Sanchez
Rose Valencia Sanchez

Guess Pearce doesn't understand......THE mantra they chant......"ILLEGAL IS ILLEGAL" doesn't this man have a stylist? What the hell is he wearing......

Charles Ward
Charles Ward

He's wrapped in the flag, and might even be carrying the predicted cross!

Mistalee
Mistalee

Jan Brewer. Evan Meachum. Russell Pearce. Glen Beck. You don't have to be a mormon in order to be a right-wing, racist buttplug, but it obviously helps.

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