Russell Pearce Freaks Out When Confronted by DREAM Activists

Pearce goes ballistic when he's confronted by some of those he's victimized

Check out this priceless video, a link to which was sent to me by Carmen Cornejo, executive director of CADENA, an Arizona group of professors and professionals who lobby for the DREAM Act. That's the proposed legislation that would give children of undocumented parents, brought here when they were little, a path to legalization, if they serve in the military or go to college.

In the video, state Senator Russell Pearce, recently elected Senate President, is confronted on election night in the lobby of the Hyatt by two DREAM Activists, Erika Andiola and another young woman named Daniela. (The full confrontation begins about 1:07 in.) 

Andiola, dressed in a graduation gown, asks Pearce about his sponsorship of Prop 300, which cut off in-state college tuition to the undocumented after it was approved by the voters in 2006.

Pearce responds by telling her you can't use taxpayer dollars on those who are in the country illegally. Andiola tries to make the point that she does pay taxes -- sales taxes, even though she is undocumented, but Pearce keeps interrupting her, belligerently, with his stock phrases, such as "Rule of law," and, "Illegal is illegal, it's not a race, it's a crime."

Daniela gently asks this bigoted beast if DREAM Act students such her, brought here when they were young, should be punished for the sins of their fathers. 

"Blame your father," he tells her. "I agree with you. Shame on him."

She then deftly asks if that means he agrees that people such as her should not be punished.

"That's not the issue," Pearce replies. "I don't make the law, I enforce the law."

Of course, Pearce does make laws. He's a legislator, and now Sith Lord of Arizona by way of his state Senate presidency. Also, he's been churning out hateful legislation aimed at Hispanics since he first set foot in the legislature.

Someone in the background shouts out that the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is the law, meaning the guarantee of birthright citizenship therein.

"It is not the law," Pearce prevaricates. "Now you can pervert the Constitution all you want, but it doesn't work well, okay? I'm not going to listen to this garbage."

On the contrary, it's Pearce who is perverting the U.S. Constitution. The 14th Amendment guarantees birthright citizenship, and the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld this guarantee. Why doesn't Mr. Rule of Law respect the highest law in the land?

I'll tell you why, because Pearce is a traitor to American values. He represents a throwback to the Confederacy -- enemies of the Union, and those who've championed "states rights" at the expense of human rights and civil liberties. 

Kudos to the DREAM Act students for waylaying Pearce like this. I encourage them -- and all like-minded people -- to do more of it. Nothing stops a bigot in his tracks quicker than a little taste of the truth.


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Dave Francis
Dave Francis

The Dream Act--another underhand AMNESTY.

So California's Sanctuary Cities copiously engorge themselves on taxpayer’s money, thanks to the return of Sen. Barbara Boxer and Jerry Brown. Los Angeles county and San Francisco is drowning in public entitlements being given away as freebies to millions of illegal aliens. Senator Barbara Boxer and ex speaker Nancy Pelosi are hard line liberal progressives, who ideology is you don't have to work for a living as government will pay your way. Senator Harry Reid who squeaked back to the Senate is another member of the Liberal extremist groups, who has sold his soul for large minority votes, promising the Dream Act--a sleight of hand, to pass a De-Facto Amnesty. The Dream Act will not only reward students of criminal aliens, who stole through our borders. But will also function as a sponsored pass for the whole families to arrive after the newly naturalized students use the "Chain Migration Act" to open the gates to their Immediate Relatives—the spouse, minor children, and parents of adult U.S. citizens.

Chain Migration refers to the unceasing and often-snowballing chains of foreign nationals who are allowed to immigrate as the law allows citizens and lawful permanent residents to bring in their extended, non-nuclear family members. This Chain Migration is the primary mechanism that has caused legal immigration in this country to quadruple from about 250,000 per year in the 1950s and 1960s to over one million a year since 1990. As such, it is one of the chief menaces in America's current record-breaking population boom and all the attendant sprawl, congestion, school overcrowding, dwindling energy supplies and other impacts that reduce American's quality of life. This type of immigration is very dangerous to our society as the US population is beginning to see the light, from the costs brought to them in higher taxes from catering to the illegal alien population by Liberal zealots.

The Lame Duck Dream Act would explode our population even more and as the Heritage Foundation has projected, at a cost of 2.6 Trillion dollars and millions more uneducated relatives. This certainly will put our Social Security at risk. Senator Reid, Barbara Boxer Diane Feinstein and the creeping fetid fringe groups of Liberal lawmakers are not concerned with the costs, but the amount of votes extended to them by grateful minority blocs in future election, the lobbyists secretive bribes and a need to exert their influence upon America. It’s beyond comprehension that Harry Reid would try for the passage of this Dream Act, when our schools are overcrowded with the children of illegal aliens, the massive cost to taxpayers and the terrible reality of the 15 million jobless rates in this nation. This will add even more red ink to our US deficit and certainly not riding the favorable wave of the Tea Party, to lower taxes and reduce a over encroaching federal government.

Any new incremental Amnesty--as that is what the Dream Act is, will just keep on attracting the forever poor and desperate across our borders. We must secure our border with an electrified fence, stop the drain on our social services by pregnant women who intentionally birth their children here, to take advantage of instant citizenship for the infant; so all family members can stay. Now is the time to release your anger on all members of Congress, by calling (202)224-3121 beginning this Monday? Learn the reality of illegal immigration at NumbersUSA and which politicians are corrupted at Judicial Watch.

XSoldier
XSoldier

I wonder what'll happen to Pearce when his good buddy the Flaccid Fool gets indicted and perp-walked?

Chad:I may join you. Pearce does an atrocious job of representing the City of Mesa in the Legislature. He is a sick old man who must be stopped at all costs!

I just had a great idea: Maybe he can join his good buddy the Flaccid Fool on the perp-walk. It'll be great to see Joe, Hendy, Candy Ass Thomas, Pearce, and all the rest of the idiots who got us sued indicted and perp-walked.

Also, whether you mailed in a ballot or went to the polls, I hope you voted to retain Judge Donahoe, the absolute greatest victim of the Joe & Andy KGB regime, and Supreme Court CJ Rebecca White Berch. They've been instrumental in the demise of the Flaccid Fool & Co.

Further, does anyone know if the chief justice will appear before the federal grand jury investigating the MCSO shurf and Co? Imagine having the most powerful judge in the whole state sealing Joe and Andy's fate.... Quite a sight.....

Rule of Law
Rule of Law

What's a matter Tommy Boy, can't handle the truth ?

Life sucks (for you and yours). Get a fucking helmet !

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Folks, the absolute best reply to USadefender_Daniel is NONE. Simply don't reply to his postings. He is only looking for another reason to use his favorite term.

Victory
Victory

Holy crap that is funny. You think just because you pay taxes you have the right to be here legally. Classic! When I travel to foriegn countries I pay taxes and that does not give me the same rights as their own citizens. EVER! And just like Pearce said, blame your father not him. If your parents truly cared about you they would have never put you in the unfortunate situation that you are in right now. Become legal and you don't have to worry about it.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Russell Pearce is a phase that we will have to go through, a bad dream. Very similar to the bad dream called Andrew Thomas. Eventually we will wake up and realize that Russell Pearce did more harm than good to the state. Then the voters will elect someone even worse.

Dubbledub
Dubbledub

We're calling that a "freak out"? Uh, I don't think so.... But that's just like this slanted, agendized progressive rag to portray it that way.

XSoldier
XSoldier

Rob:Well said. Arizona is indeed fucked.

Pearce designs BS laws to benefit his buddy, the MCSO shurf, and the MCSO shurf's little buddy, Sheriff Paul Babeu of Pinal County, and maybe Cochise County Shurf Larry Dever.

Nathan J Kerr
Nathan J Kerr

There is no way that an illegal alien pays enough in sales taxes to fund the tuition of college. Illegal is illegal and America is fed up. If you are going to be here illegally and uninvited, at least quit asking the violated country to fund your welfare and tuition. Where is your decency?

RP
RP

Hate-mongering racist Republicans are destroying this state. At 70 years old I've lived all over the country and traveled all over the world. This is the first place I lived where so many people were so hate-filled and ignorant. Even in the deep south it's better than here. I'm so glad to be leaving. Will the last coherent and compassionate human to leave the state please lock the prison doors behind you and leave the bigots to squirm in the reich-wing political cesspool of their own making. Arizona welcomes the KKK and all Pierce-minded zealots.

Memo Stoller y Gerri Cocozza
Memo Stoller y Gerri Cocozza

Russell Pearce has tremendous support of The Associates nationwide, but there are still some who criticize him for not going after president Obama. We got this Email tonight,

"In this confrontation between RUSSELL PEARCE and an admitted illegal alien, we agree with PEARCE - being illegal is a crime, and paying sales taxes is NO DEFENSE. Prosecute and deport her. See http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.c... We also say PROSECUTE and IMPRISON and DEPORT PEARCE and ARPAIO for their HIGH CRIMES AGAINST AMERICA and THE CONSTITUTION as stated below..SOETORO/OBAMA is blackmailing these traitors, and they're too scared and corrupt to fight for us. COWARDICE is NO DEFENSE either." "

This small group of Associates constantly send us Emails, claiming that President Obama's real name is Barry Soetoro and that he is using a stolen Connecticut Social Security Number 042-68-4425. Are they also seeing pink donkeys flying by their windows? Maybe.

Check out www.BadPhoenixCops.blogspot.co... for the latest on Phoenix police and government corruption.

That's www.BadPhoenixCops.com - where the TRUTH hurts.

HMG and JTR on the blog, online and on time.

Rob
Rob

All correct.

Though you left out the item most needed, most purchased and everyone needs it...Food. Undocumented people have to eat and they buy plenty of food that's taxed.

And, more recently, don't forget Prop 100...tax added earlier this year to fund Health & Human Services, Police/Fire &....Education...and, although I'd have to check, I'm fairly sure Jan didn't have them exclude undocumented people.

Starchplease
Starchplease

Illegal Aliens, no matter the age, need not be educated off my fucking dime. Fuck the Dream Act.......being a baby when your parents brought you here is not a fucking excuse. Take your Mexican asses, along with your parents back to Mexico or wherever the fuck you came from. And before you leave, make sure and use heavy startch.....Ive got a sales meeting Monday morning wetback.

Mistalee
Mistalee

Russell Pearce is living proof that Arizona sucks balls. A civilized society would never elect such a stupid, racist prick.

Rusty old prick
Rusty old prick

Human garbage is his construction... Self doubt and an infantile penis are his motivationsStupidity is his soul

GENO
GENO

Awsome face to face with the enemy of the non-White American people. Gotta give it up for those 2 beautiful DREAM girls. They deserve the education they need, as they respect our "laws" as any American does. Probably more so, than the un-AmeriKKKans of the lunatic fringed. I take these 2 girls over a 2 un-AmeriKKKan chicks anytime.

Rule of Law
Rule of Law

Blah, blah, blah. Lawless, anti American BS. Go back to the cesspool your bastard parents smuggled you from, you ungrateful, whining bastards anchor baby bitch. As a taxpayer, we spent $10,000 of dollars educating, medicating and probably incarcerating someone in your lawless family, and all you want to do is bitch.

Cry me a fucking river. This is America, speak the language, pledge allegiance to this Country, go apply for Citizenship and in the meantime, quit your whimpering.

DREAMer
DREAMer

I'm amazed at how disrespectful Pearce is. You'd expect him to respect others and AT LEAST hear them out, after all they are just trying to speak to him. He cannot even bear to listen to their stories because he doesn't have a solution for it, or he does: The DREAM Act, but nooooo! how could he support such legislation right? I mean that would be the right thing to do. All he wants is to enforce the law, yet he cannot think of a way to deal with DREAMers. Come up with a sensible solution Mr. Pearce, stop hiding and calling our stories "garbage" listen to us, explain yourself in a peaceful manner, let's come up with a solution. Don't be afraid and shut us up.

Coz
Coz

what's really sad, this is the state of Arizona.

for whatever reason, the hate lingers on.

Dennis Gilman
Dennis Gilman

Daniel,Remember to rechange your name from USADEFENDER to Rule Of Law next time you respond as Daniel. And for the record I kicked your sorry hateful ass several posts back. You just aren't smart enough to know when you've lost. But a calculator and give it to Russell Pearce will you? He needs one. In fact, I suggest getting one for yourself and all your teabaggin friends because they haven't a clue on how to balance the AZ State Budget.

Dennis Gilman
Dennis Gilman

Daniel does seem to get even more ignorant and hateful as time goes on. Thats what happens when you don't really stand for anything I guess.

Usadefender Daniel
Usadefender Daniel

"My name is Tommy the MORON Collins and I don't want anyone to rely to that man. Oh execpt me!"

MORON, moron MoRoN!

What Tommy the MORON Collins is telling all you MORONS is that you are ALL to stupid to keep up with me because he can't!

Prove him right Shhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

USAdefender1

P.S. How's that for a "tidbit"!

Rob
Rob

Taxes....If it were a few dollars here and there on simple sales tax, that's a different story. Your dealing with people who've lived here many years...people who've paid significant sums of tax through property rental/purchase and just as much as you or I through their payroll taxes (though we get refunds, they don't). That's a far cry from a few cents tax paid on a soda at Circle K. If, collectively, we've been letting them live and work here for the last 50 years and we're more than willing to take their taxes....Stop with the "other country" analogy. You don't pay the same taxes at the same level a resident does. These people have done that. That aside, I don't hear them asking for their education to be paid for by the taxpayers. And of those taxes they've paid....they've gone to pay good old Russell's' salary while he's been a "public servant". As someone elected by popular vote, when he's in public...there is no right or wrong time to be asked a question of any nature by any person who's paid his salary. And that's any person who's paid taxes.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Victory, I think the point they were trying to make is that by paying sales taxes, etc, they are paying money to the government, as we citizens do. I've talked with a couple of these kids and they know they don't have a legal right to attend college on state or federal monies. I also know a number of them are doing everything they legally can to attain citizenship, and many of them have already become legal residents. Pearce just needs to show the slightest amount of respect for them as humans, which he seems incapable of.

Concerned Citizen
Concerned Citizen

Legislators like Pearce and Kavanagh are former law enforcement officers and should not be allowed to sponsor bills, that of course are biased in law enforcement favor and ignore peoples' rights.

Dennis Gilman
Dennis Gilman

Who actually makes enough to pay for college? Without Grant money, only rich brats can attend.

Students that get exceptional grades and excell get grants.

Thats who the DREAM ACT students are. They would never say it because they are too polite so I will: They are smarter then you. I can see why you are intimidated.

Rob
Rob

Nathan, Please show where they are asking anyone to "fund the tuition of college."That's not a part of it. If their education happens to come via a scholarship they applied for, great. Otherwise, they're paying their own...just like anyone else...There's also the military option..now why would they need that?

greenribbon
greenribbon

We all pay our fair share of taxes in this country. Undocumented or no. We all fund education through our sales and property taxes. If not, why is it that we get receipts in a legend sale tax on the bottom??? Are you trying to deny this simply fact of life?DREAMers are young and will end up funding the retirement of the baby boom generation.I pay a great deal of money in taxes and I better fund the education of motivated and smart people than students that take things for granted and do not even know how goverment works

Steven
Steven

@RP: Good sir, I live in the state of Texas, and while I haven't seen too many bigots out here{I'm not far east of D/FW}, I have seen a few, and I do worry about a major upsurge of hard right extremism, especially if the Tea Party survives past next year..............perhaps only time will tell.

Rule of Law
Rule of Law

Illegals do not pay taxes on food, since they are using the $100's of dollars they receive monthly in food stamps for their bastard anchor babies.

Next rational... you left wignnuts are running low and weak in your feeble attempts to rationalize.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Well, now we all know how important you are. You should feel better about yourself.

youranidiot
youranidiot

FYI, you're complaining yourself. Let me tell you something. First of all, illegal immigrants DO pay taxes. Second, you make it sound like going back to their "homeland" would be easy considering that in most cases, they know nothing about their homeland. Third, the so called America was once was a home for the Native Indians until "Americans" claimed it to be their own. Have a nice fucken day!

J Curwen
J Curwen

Hey, asshole. I'm an old white guy. I speak one language fluently and a couple (German & Spanish) half-assedly. I quit saying the Pledge back during the civil rights / Vietnam era when as a kid I figured out that the liberty & justice for all was (and still is) a crock of shit. The country hasn't given me an incentive to start again, yet, either. I detest you and everything you stand for.

teobuneo
teobuneo

Rule of Law, you stink terribly having crawled out of that nativist sewer you live in. You are the actual lawless anti-American whiner here!

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Dreamer, pearce is a bully bitch. It's how they all act.

Usadefender Daniel
Usadefender Daniel

Gilboy,

I will post a response to you calling me a liar tomorrow on my YouTube! I found the video!!!!! Tomorrow I will show that in fact you do attend communist backed events!!! I have video of YOU!!! But better yet you have video of you at the event!!!You will try and wiggle or not responded but I FOUND IT!

To be honest I did think I would find the video so I was worried :(

USAdefender1

Victory
Victory

It's like talking to a brick wall people. Actually I think a brick wall is smarter than old Rob here. Ok one more time for the slow people(Rob) in the group. When I travel to other countries, and I do quite a bit, I have to pay the same taxes they do. Actually in most cases because I am a foriegner I have to pay a lot more. I can accept that. I also know that as a guest of their country I do not have the same rights as regular citizens. I can accept that too. When you are an illegal immigrant, regardless of how long you have lived here, you still are not a citizen. It's the law. Also the whole, they pay Pearce's salary, is bunk. I'm sure I've done business where you work at one time or another. Does that give me the right to question you at church, the park, or when you are eating dinner with your family about why your company sucks? No it doesn't. So come down off your high horse and get on the same level as the rest of tax paying citizens. Because as the majority of America agrees that unless you follow the laws of the land then you have no rights until you chose to do so.

Victory
Victory

So going by your comment then the analogy would apply. Let's say a bank robber just wants a better life for his family and himself, so when he robs a bank to send his kids to college it is ok because of the reason behind it, right? I know what the point is that they are making but we have laws that everyone must obey. You can't pick which ones suit you and only follow those. Plus there is a time and place for everything and what these girls did was disrespectful not only to Pearce but all of those people there trying to enjoy there victory. If the girls don't like the laws of our land then move to another country where you don't have to follow laws or write your local congress person and/or senator and asked them to change the laws. We have a process for a reason. Pearce did not write the laws of this land so he alone can not be held accountable. Also Lemons I hardly see Pearce freakin out as you so called it. He was defending himself, which anyone blindsided like that would do. He actually remained pretty calm given the situation those girls try to put him in.

Rule of Law
Rule of Law

Your ignorance is gleaming like the neon like on the Vegas strip.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

CC, I will take exception to your remark, unless you are being specific to pearce and kavanagh. It's VERY common for retired police officers, including myself, to become politically active from grassroots to national office. Just because we were once police officers doesn't mean we support bad law. Those two are just bad nasty people, regardless of their backgrounds.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

"DREAMers are young and will end up funding the retirement of the baby boom generation."

Not accurate. The baby boomers are already in the processing of retiring, and they mostly have paid their own retirements, save some of those leeches who suck off the life of the social security system.

In fact, the DREAMers are probably grandchildren of some of the baby boomers who post here.

Rob
Rob

Ignoring the gross inaccuracy and blatant foolishness of your statement ...there's a hell of a lot more US Citizens who receive benefits....so, they don't pay taxes either? As of June 2009 35 million US Citizens were receiving Food Stamps... Food Stamps have been exempt from sales tax on food for quite some time....and Phoenix - as with many other cities in Arizona - did not tax food from the early 1980's until April of this year.

Next rationale?

Rule of Law
Rule of Law

Then take your sorry, punk ass out of OUR Country, you fucking pansy.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

"Rule of Law". "I don't make the laws, I enforce them". A touch of irony, don't you think?

Victory
Victory

WRONG! What happened was they blindsided him at the wrong time. He was there for different reasons. Would they do that to Obama for not making it easier for them to become citizens? No they wouldn't. Believe me Pearce is not afraid of a debate on anything he believes in. But there is a time and place for everything and that wasn't it. These girls should be pissed more at their parents then anyone else. Their parents put them in this situation. Not me, you or Pearce did it to them. And the whole paying taxes crap is just bunk. We all know it. I pay taxes when I travel to other countries. That doesn't give me the rights to their education or welfare programs.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

They were attempting verbal dialogue with pearce. He isn't capable of two way communication, just as the Flaccid Fool of MCSO isn't.

Steven
Steven

Agreed, man. Agreed. =)

Rule of Law
Rule of Law

2.7 BILLION dollars to medicate, educate, feed, house and most important incarcerate ILLEGAL INVADERS in 2009 in Arizona. Hmmmm, the Arizona State deficit was 2.6 Billion. Get rid of the illegal invaders and their bastard anchor babies, budget crisis solved, crime (murder, rape, child molestation, violent home invasions, kidnapping (did I lose your with all the facts yet Bob?..., be-heading's, human smuggling, dope running)

Put that in your bong and smoke it, BOB. You would do good on the next "This is your mind on dope " PSA.

Russell Pearce will be our next Sheriff in 2012. You heard it here first. And he will clean this State of all the illegal invaders, and hopefully hold all of their supporters and co-conspirators accountable also.

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