New Immigration Tide: Tequila Party (non-partisan group) takes on COMPACT WITH AMERICA National Program.Friday, November 11th, 2011
Mormon members like Daryl Williams are a big reason why one of their own (Russell Pearce) was ousted from one of the most powerful Senate seat positions in the State of Arizona. It took courage from the likes of Mr. Williams to give a trial-like presentation that won over several hearts and minds of Mormon leaders due to the FIRESIDE ON IMMIGRATION that sparked a fire towards human compassion.
Members of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorsed The Utah Compact, a set of principles supporting a healthy discussion on immigration. The Utah Compact received broad support from Catholic Church and the business community. We used the Utah Compact as a tool to remind the Mormons of Mesa what the Church stance was on immigration, and this was a strong reason on how and why Mormons kicked out one of their own (Russell Pearce) and promoted a more compassionate politician in the City of Mesa where the 7th operating Temple is located and where for many years, the Mesa Arizona Temple was known as the “Lamanite Temple,” as it was the destination of annual temple excursions for Hispanic and Native American members of the Church, especially the Mexican Saints. We attribute the Special Elections and win of Jerry Lewis after the recall of Recall of Russell Pearce to a broad bipartisan support (with no help from the Tea Party Republicans).
The Tequila Party is a non-partisan effort that promotes pro immigrant friendly politicians, a strong Latino get out the vote effort, and serves as a Latina counter movement to the Tea Party. The National Tequila Party will now take the reigns of the National COMPACT WITH AMERICA Program since this will have to be the work of a broad coalition from diverse backgrounds that includes Democrats, Republicans, Independents and Libertarians. The DREAM Act vote of December 2010 is indicative and is proof that not just one party can pull off legal immigration reform because we need party leaders from both sides to step up to the plate. Since Somos Republicans is partisan, the National Tequila Party (which is non-partisan) must pick up the reigns to bring all political backgrounds into the fold in working to solve the broken immigration system while providing political covering for all politicians who are willing to help solve issue.
Solving the broken immigration system must have the support from both the Democrats as well as the Republicans.
With the full help and commitment of Daryl Williams (key ally to the National Tequila Party Movement), we will continue to change the tide on immigration
since the downfall of Russell Pearce when Jerry Lewis won the Special Elections. A moderate Republican beat an extremist Republican here in the State of Arizona and I am blamed for playing the “Mormon Card.” Nothing could be further from the truth because it was Utah and Mormon leadership that has pioneered our nation in the right direction and all I did was help to inform the Mormons and Conservatives in Mesa, Arizona to this regard with the help of Daryl.
Below is a video of Daryl Williams who is fully committed to us change the immigration tide in the lessons we learned in Arizona with regard the RecallRussell Pearce and Jerry Lewis elections. We will use Arizona as a model for what the TEQUILA PARTY will do with the course of our nation. Immigrants make America great. The arc of justice will continue to bend on the side of the weak, the poor and the defenseless.
We are working on and/or supporting Compacts for the States of Florida, Texas, Colorado, California, Arizona and more. We encourage American citizens to roll up their sleeves and introduce compacts in the states not mentioned above. To find out which of the other states we are working on, please email email@example.com and we would be more than happy to guide you with key coalition building ideas. The State of Utah set a fine example of how the topic of immigration should be discussed.
COMPACT WITH AMERICA
A DECLARATION OF FIVE PRINCIPLES TO GUIDE AMERICA’S IMMIGRATION DISCUSSION
FEDERAL SOLUTIONS Immigration is a federal policy issue between the U.S. government and other countries—not individual states and other countries. We urge congress, and others, to lead efforts to strengthen federal laws and protect our national borders. We urge state leaders to adopt reasonable policies addressing immigrants in America.
LAW ENFORCEMENT We respect the rule of law and support law enforcement’s professional judgment and discretion. Local law enforcement resources should focus on criminal activities, not civil violations of federal code.
FAMILIES Strong families are the foundation of successful communities. We oppose policies that unnecessarily separate families. We champion policies that support families and improve the health, education and well-being of all American children.
ECONOMY America is best served by a free-market philosophy that maximizes individual freedom and opportunity. We acknowledge the economic role immigrants play as workers and taxpayers. America’s immigration policies must reaffirm our global reputation as a welcoming and business-friendly state.
A FREE SOCIETY Immigrants are integrated into communities across America. We must adopt a humane approach to this reality, reflecting our unique culture, history and spirit of inclusion. The way we treat immigrants will say more about us as a free society and less about our immigrant neighbors. America should always be a place that welcomes people of goodwill.