Dee Dee Garcia Blase is the Foundress and immediate past Co-President of the National Tequila Party Movement which is a woman-led political movement that pushes for immigrant friendly policies and is a national Latino Get Out the Vote Effort motivating Latinos to vote for pro-immigrant politicians in 2012. Shirl Mora James, Civil Rights and Immigration lawyer is now leading the new charge of this Latina-led movement. Shirl Mora James is the current President of SOMOS INDEPENDENTS (formerly the Tequila Party) -- a movement consisting of Independents, Progressive Democrats, Moderate Republicans and Libertarians.
Several years ago, DeeDee Garcia Blase founded the largest Hispanic Republican group in the nation via SOMOS REPUBLICANS that began in Arizona and later grew out of crisis when we reached an anti-immigrant fevered pitch. Blase finally had enough with the Republican Party and left it for good. She stepped down as the President of SOMOS REPUBLICANS and switched to the Independent Party. Most pro-immigrant Mexican-Americans / Latinos left the GOP registering themselves as Independent voters now in light of the anti-immigrant platform the GOP accepted in 2012.
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ICE is violating a Presidential directive. Is this really about bigots like Kris Kobach who cannot handle a partial white and partial African-American taking charge? Why would any American who works for the government want to violate a Presidential Order?
ICE workers need to be fired the way Ronald Reagan fired the Air Traffic Controllers for their mutiny.
Crazy as Wright sounds, “Mormonism could scare Romney’s own base even more.”
Conservative far right wing evangelicals were not and are not enthused about Mitt Romney (due to his Mormon views) because religion tends to matter to them more. There is a
Invoking Rev. Wright will only bring attention to Mitt Romney's Mormon background, also.
reason why Mitt Romney’s millions were really unable to really beat Rick Santorum (an evangelical favorite) and his shoe string budget during the early 2012 Presidential primary elections. That said…it looks like Mitt Romney is stepping into a political landmine when he chose to chime in on the Rev. Wright issue.
Romney spoke on a Hannity show program that will simply remind Republicans of Mitt Romney’s Mormon background. It would have been better for Romney not to say anything at all. Some evangelicals and several Americans really don’t know about Mormonism in general, but they are about to find out, and it certainly does not help to learn about some of the polygamous beginnings of Mormonism in the women’s department. It also will not help when Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson will bring awareness to how the Mormon Church did not allow minority priests until the late 1970′s. The Mormon Church did not allow black men to be ordained as priests in the church until 1978.
At least Senator John McCain was smart enough not to touch the Rev. Wright issue, and Romney invoking Wright will now backfire. I believe the issue will also strike a nerve with women, especially women who believe polygamous views are demeaning to women. It would have been better if Mitt Romney would have said nothing at all — but now the flood gates will open.
Mark my words, everything will be invoked — race, women, religion, birth control, immigrants and what have ya. What the National Tequila Party Movement will concentrate on is the Latin and Mexican matriarch votes in key swing states.
But Romney himself raised the controversial reverend during a radio interview with Sean Hannity in February, after the host aired a clip of President Obama saying, “Given the increasing diversity of America’s populations, the dangers of sectarianism are greater than ever. Whatever we once were we are no longer a Christian nation.”
Romney replied, “The other part of his quote is also an unusual thing, where he says that sectarianism (presents) a great threat. Look, he may not be much of a student of history but perhaps he doesn’t recall that from the very beginning, America had many different sects, many different religions, that part of our founding principle was that we would be a nation of religious tolerance. Also, without question, the legal code in this country is based upon Judeo-Christian values and teachings, Biblical teachings, and for the president not to understand that a wide array of religions and a conviction that Judeo-Christian philosophy is an integral part of our foundation is really an extraordinary thing. I think again that the president takes his philosophical leanings in this regard, not from those who are ardent believers in various faiths but instead from those who would like to see America (more secular. And I’m not sure which is worse, him listening to Reverend Wright or him saying that we … must be a less Christian nation.”
Some Republicans have said privately since the 2008 campaign that they wished John McCain would have used the incendiary words of the reverend, who was Obama’s longtime pastor, against the then-candidate.
Rachel Maddow does an excellent job of compiling video of Mitt Romney’s anti-immigrant position as he tries to be teflon on positions he has held before.
Latinos have been turned off to FOX News for quite some time. They were turned off with FOX News when FOX conservative pundits started to attack John McCain’s immigration views and were promoting Romney in 07 and 08. Latinos tend to watch CNN, MSNBC or UNIVISION these days. Univision ratings have skyrocketed and you think that Latinos are going to be bamboozled so easily after the years of hostility you allowed to seep in to your party with the likes of Kris Kobach? Steve King? Lamar Smith? Russell Pearce? Virgil Peck? Jan Brewer? Joe Arpaio? Tom Tancredo? etc….etc?
Good luck with that.
Watch the video below for video tape of Romney supporting self-deportation laws that emulate Arizona’s SB1070:
Finally! The KANSAS COMPACT efforts by non-partisan and Latina-led political movement is penetrating the Heart of America in Kansas! The Tequila Party has headquarters in Arizona (immigration ground zero) and we are fighting Tea Party extremism.
The KANSAS COMPACT and the COMPACT WITH AMERICA needs support from all sides of the political spectrum and support cannot come from just one political aisle. The Tequila Party Movement consists of Independents, Democrats, Republicans, and Libertarian voters and it is going to take all efforts from all sides to set this nation back on a course that remembers our immigrant history. Immigrants have made this nation great.
We want to congratulate Kansas Rep. Louis Ruiz for introducing this bill and for his leadership. We felt this was necessary when Kansas Rep. Virgil Peck made the violent remark when he advocated the shooting of immigrants like hogs. We hope to see a positive outcome from a horrible black eye Virgil Peck left Kansas with.
As you know might already know, the Tequila Party is a counter movement to the extremist Tea Party Movement. The Tequila Party Movement is a group that motivates Latinos to get out and vote and vote for pro immigrant politicians. We need the Kansas Compact to be passed since Kris Kobach (also advises anti-immigrant 2012 Republican Presidential candidate — Mitt Romney) is the architect behind many anti-DREAM Act, anti-immigrant laws, and his attacks on our 14th amendment via birthright citizenship laws. Kris Kobach has ties to white nationalist and anti-semitic John Tanton.
On Feb. 16, Kansas Rep. Louis Ruiz introduced a bill into the Kansas Legislature as a call for responsible immigration reform resulting from respectful, humane dialogue: the Kansas Compact.
The compact is an outgrowth of the Tequila Party movement. Founded during the summer of 2011, the Tequila Party emerged as a response to growing public and legislative anti-immigrant sentiment. The non-partisan group seeks to empower Hispanics through initiatives such as increasing voter registration and the compact, which details principles to guide the legislature in writing laws that affect undocumented immigrants.
“Tequila spearheaded this (compact) for several years (by) trying to initiate different states to introduce it,” Ruiz said. “We tried to introduce it last year, but it didn’t go anywhere.”
Readers will probably remember 2011 as the year of the Kansas voter identification law and the potential repeal of in-state tuition for undocumented students. The controversial laws are followed this year by a bevy of new immigration legislation, including a mandate forcing all employers to use E-Verify and another law intended to turn Kansas law enforcement officers into immigration officers, a la Arizona’s controversial Senate Bill 1070.
DOS MUNDOS Editor’s note:
The compact is based on the Tequila Party’s Compact with America.
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 wellbeing 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 businessfriendly 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 good will.
Kansas Compact and Compact with America Efforts led by Tequila Party Movement.jpg
Arizona has been described as one of the most extremist states in the Union. The City of Mesa, Arizona, happens to be a city
future Hispanic voters in southwest 2012
where the Mormon Temple is located and Mormons tend to be very organized and they did an effective job mobilizing for Mitt Romney here in our state.
I am aware of several Latino Republicans who switched their affiliation from being a Republican to now as an Independent voter(s). That said Independent voters like myself were unable to vote in the primary elections.
I see a clear problem within the GOP where it appears the evangelicals are distrustful of Romney’s religious and political views. For instance, Hispanic evangelicals appear to be in support of Newt Gingrich, while Caucasian evangelicals and pro life leaders seems to be putting their support behind Rick Santorum. Hispanic evangelicals have communicated to me that if Newt Gingrich does not win the Republican Nominee – they will vote for President Obama in 2012. Similarly from the 2008 elections, we witnessed Republicans who were not so motivated to vote for Sen. John McCain when several GOP leaders stated they ‘would hold their noses and vote’ for him, however, this shows they were not really enthused. I see that sentiment today where Republicans are simply not enthused with the GOP choices being presented today.
GOP Presidential hopefuls are avoiding the large Latin immigrant elephant in the room. They are not speaking the truth with regard to how immigration is directly tied into the economic issue. For instance, under the George W. Bush administration, Republicans spoke positively with regard to the economic contributions immigrants gave to the American economy. Today….we don’t see that because the immigration issue is being used as a political football by the Republican Party due our having a Democratic President. Republicans fear a JFK part deux via Obama because they know how many loyal Latino Democratic voters exists today.
If the Democratic Party applies their 2008 Colorado blue print strategy in Arizona, Arizona could swing towards Obama during 2012. Latino Get Out the Vote organizations like the National Tequila Party Movement will continue to motivate Latinos to be a voice via their vote for the voiceless undocumented. We have spoken to DREAMers who would cut off their right arm to be able to vote. Eligible Latin voters have a responsibility to vote and to vote for the candidate who supports the DREAM Act as well as the CIR efforts. We are tired of lip service and the political football game. We need to see action and Senate pro immigration support from all high Hispanic populated states or these senators and congressmen and women might lose their jobs particularly in the southwestern part of the United States.
Florida, Pretend It Is The Year 2000 As Our “Elian Gonzalez equivalents” Get Deported
By DeeDee Garcia Blase
It is unfortunate how some Latino Republicans have forgotten the custody and immigration status of a young Cuban boy, Elián González and at the center of a heated 2000 controversy. We have a new controversy that affects the entire Country during another key Presidential election cycle affecting those of Mexican descent or other Latin groups who do not receive Cuban amnesty under the Cuban Adjustment Act. Those of Mexican descent comprise of almost 70% of the entire Latino population while those of Cuban descent make up of only 3% of the Hispanic population, yet we see Cuban-Americans trying to speak on behalf of the entire Latino population. This is an outrage particularly when we don’t see them empathize on an issue that is near and dear to our hearts – the immigration issue.
We rejoiced hearing González being spared his life, but many Latinos throughout the nation continue to mourn over Joaquin Luna, an undocumented teen DREAMer who took his life because he felt he had no hope. Oddly and contrasting the two boys, Gonzalez was found Thanksgiving Day 1999 clinging to an inner tube three miles off the coast of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, while Luna took his life the day after Thanksgiving Day 2011. We are asking Florida to remember our Joaquin Luna the same way we remember the precious Elián González.
Elian Gonzalez (undocumented young boy) was discovered in an inner tube fighting for his life on Thanksgiving Day, while we continue to mourn the death of Joaquin Luna (an undocumented DREAM Act student) who took his life because he felt he had no hope.
Jose Marti was a Cuban Patriot and philosopher who fought for social justice and is well respected in Florida. A very good quote by Marti that Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Diaz-Balart should live by is:
“To busy oneself with what is futile when one can do something useful, to attend to what is simple when one has the mettle to attempt what is difficult, is to strip talent of its dignity.”
This quote especially applies to Diaz-Balart as he gets exposed for not only his immigration hypocrisy, but his economic hypocrisy, too. After supporting Mitt Romney for 2012 President, Diaz-Balart said, “On immigration, yeah, we have big-time differences…he is very much a hard-liner, and that’s not going to change. So we will continue to disagree on many aspects of it. But on creating jobs, on national security, on getting the economy going, he’s just the right guy at this moment.”
Diaz-Balart underestimates the intelligence of Latinos living outside of Florida. He cannot claim to be for free markets and Capitalism when he supports Romney’s protectionist and isolationist policies towards immigrants. The economy is important to Latinos, however, Latinos know and understand that immigrants add to jobs and build entire communities. In fact, business owners rely on competitive immigrant labor and this helps keep consumer costs low which is valuable to Americans during a time of rising inflation.
According to the CATO Institute, “Without immigrant workers, the most likely scenario is that we would simply produce less agricultural output as a nation. This would mean not only a direct loss of manual, on-the-farm jobs but a ripple effect of job losses in upstream and downstream sectors such as management, processing, packaging, distribution, and marketing. According to estimates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, there are 3.1 related jobs off the farm for every job on the farm. Eliminating the on-farm jobs would put at risk many more jobs paying middle-class wages and employing native-born American workers.” CATO Institute research also shows that when immigrants move in, Americans move up.
Diaz-Balart and Ros-Lehtinen should recall what occurred with the Florida Governor Rick Scott when he tried to introduce a law in Florida that resembled Arizona’s draconian law. Scott’s isolationism contributed to his plunging popularity to record lows. Numerous business owners and Florida farmers who rely on competitive labor fought against Scott’s isolationist and protectionist views because they rely on immigrant labor. The same isolationists who are behind Governor Scott are the same who are behind Romney.
Cuban Republican politicians in Florida appear to be increasingly out of touch with the Mexican-Americans who account for a sizable chunk of the Latino population pie. They are driving a deep wedge particularly when they refuse to withdraw their endorsement of Romney when he received the endorsement of Kris Kobach. Kobach has ties to John Tanton who is a known white nationalist and contributed to the Pioneer Fund.
In 2007, Romney stated the law should be enforced against the 12 million illegals here now. In 2006, he stated the 12 million illegal immigrants cannot stay forever. And in 2012, he committed the ultimate Latino sin when he stated he would veto the DREAM Act if he were president. He chose to reject our youth.
Romney chose to take a populist approach while demonizing Latino immigrants for his political expediency.
Ros-Lehtinen and Diaz-Balart claim to be supportive of immigration rights when in all actuality they seem to give us lip service during a very difficult Latino era (post Arizona’s SB 1070 draconian law). They must treat anti-immigrant and anti-Latino politicians such as Mitt Romney like kryptonite.
At some point in the future, will Cuban-Americans need a sizable Latin chunk of support via Mexican-Americans in order to push for a free Cuba? Or will the Hispanic Republicans in Florida continue to drive a wedge that goes against what most Latinos are in support of?
This is wonderful news! The attempt to stop the California DREAM Act has failed miserably!
We can rejoice this Friday and justice prevailed. Compassion for children and youth who have pledged their allegiance to our flag prevailed!
Congratulations to the children and our youth.
Email that was forwarded to me from the Stop the CA DREAM Act heartless people who have no compassion in their hearts whatsoever. Republicans started this anti-DREAM Act effort. Sound familiar? I’m confident that these heartless people would support theRick recently.
Does the Republican Party want to become the all white party? They seem to have no mercy and believe in punishing children of color.
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Despite an incredible effort by so many of you and tens of thousands of volunteer circulators working alongside paid petition-gatherers, I regret to inform you that we fell short. 504,760 valid signatures were needed to qualify the referendum for the November 2012 ballot. Although we put in a herculean effort the count as of late last night was 447,514 signatures, which precludes us from submitting the signatures today to the registrar of voters at each of the 58 counties.
This is disappointing news, but it is no less of a warning to Governor Brown, and every Democrat legislator who voted to create a new entitlement program for illegals while the state still has a budget deficit over $9 billion, and cannot even meet it’s obligation to legal California students.
Thank you for joining us in this historic effort as Californians of every age, race, religion, income and political party came together to fight to restore sanity to the Golden State. We may have failed in this first battle, but we will not give up in the war to save California from the reckless politicians who want to raise our taxes to put the college dreams of illegals ahead of our own children.
Your efforts have not been in vain. We have alerted our fellow citizens to this fiscal nightmare. Today only marks the end of one battle in a war to reclaim our voice in our legislature.This one loss will not dampen our resolve.
It is an honor fighting alongside you in this great cause.
I listened to Newt Gingrich’s Iowa speech where he congratulated Rick Santorum for waging a “positive campaign” and it appeared this was an indirect jab against Mitt Romney since Romney is notorious for running nasty ads filled with rhetoric.
Gingrich also made it clear that his views are extremely different than Ron Paul’s foreign policy views. Newt’s speech in Iowa tonight further demonstrates to me that he will utterly crush Romney in the foreign policy department “as a Republican” much the same way we witnessed Senator John McCain crush Romney in 2008. Again, Romney has serious “Iran skeletons” that will be exposed in 2012 Senator McCain already exposed in 2007/2008. Keep in mind that President Obama signed the Iran sanctions early this morning and with Romney’s Iran history this will pose a serious problem with regard and specifically to GOP primaries.
It is clear with regard to the Iowa speech that Newt is flexing his Contract with America experience and touts himself as a “true” Reaganite. It will take a Reagan on steroids to win the 2012 elections, and Mitt Romney is NO Reagan. For instance, Ronald Reagan was against socialized medicine, and Mitt Romney has one huge RomneyCare skeleton in his closet to contend with regarding the GOP primaries and Caucus.
We foresee Newt Gingrich staying in the race much like we witnessed McCain stay in 2008. Gingrich can be paralled to McCain, while Mitt Romney will be paralleled to John Kerry the millionaire — except this time, Romney has a 99% Occupy Wall Street Problem. The cards are stacked against Mitt because his campaign is built like a house of cards.
Above (Left) Sheriff Joe Arpaio and (Right) former Arizona State Senator Karen Johnson
In a recent story, former Arizona Senator Karen Johnson (Sen. Russell Pearce sympathizer) penned an opinion regarding the Utah Compact and her concern that it may derail Mitt Romney. It’s unfortunate that she does not support the Utah Compact modeled after the Mayflower Compact. The Mayflower compact was signed on board the Mayflower ship historically known for bringing Pilgrim immigrants from across the oceans. In a symbolic way, this was the first American Constitution. John Quincy Adams, a child of Mayflower passenger John Alden, in principle calls the Mayflower Compact the foundation of the U.S. Constitution in a speech given in 1802. It is unfortunate for Ms. Johnson to forget about the Pilgrim immigrants who landed on Plymouth to help make this great nation that Shining City On A Hill.
It appears Johnson is in the business of myth-making. I take issue with her false accusations that I am an “open borders” advocate, when in fact I helped architect and support Secure Borders and Legal Immigration Reform as the previous President of SOMOS REPUBLICANS. I have since stepped down from leading SOMOS and changed my affiliation as an Independent voter due to the bigotry and the likes of Ms. Johnson. Where was Johnson at when I was being a Patriot and honorably serving my country during Gulf War I?
“Some Mesa LDS businessmen who support amnesty joined forces with the radical Left to take Senator Pearce down. One of these men, Daryl Williams, an LDS attorney who did not live in Pearce’s district but actively campaigned against him, gave firesides (an LDS cottage meeting) and seminars on the Utah Compact, never missing a chance to say that Senator Pearce was violating church doctrine.”
Accusing President Obama of not providing Americans with his real birth certificate?
CAPTION: LDS-Style Fireside on Immigration Lecture by Daryl Williams -- Hosted by DeeDee Garcia Blase
The opponents announced their strategy early in the recall campaign. DeeDee Blase, head of Arizona’s Somos Republicans, an open borders advocacy group, said: “The biggest win with regard to our efforts is getting a special supporter who is a devout member and a member of the high council of the Mormon Church. We have scheduled lectures that will be specifically aimed to members of the LDS community as well as the business community. We know that Mesa has a Mormon stronghold, and in order for us to have an overall effective campaign, we must win over the Mormon community. It is imperative for them to know that Russell Pearce (a member of the LDS community) refuses to listen to the Mormon Prophet, and he refused to uphold the Constitution of the United States….
….Blase’s accusation revealed that the recall campaign would promote a religious test for holding office. “Obey the Mormon Church or you’re not qualified for election.” Pearce was repeatedly accused of being disobedient to his Church leaders because of his strong views on immigration. His opponent was portrayed as a choir boy who obeyed the prophet.It cost Pearce votes among LDS voters.
Blame for this dilemma goes not to the Marxist radicals who ran the campaign against Pearce or even to the LDS Church hierarchy, which had lobbied hard for the Utah immigration bills and seemed to support the Utah Compact. The blame goes entirely to the members of the LDS Church in Pearce’s legislative district who swallowed the false argument that Pearce’s highest duty as an elected official was to satisfy the wishes of the LDS Church.
Ms. Johnson is entirely mistaken on my being an open borders advocate, and she must be learned to the history and stances on immigration I have had because facts are stubborn things. Provided below is what I have publicly supported before I stepped down as President of SOMOS REPUBLICANS:
12 Steps to Securing Our Borders and Legal Immigration
1. BORDER SECURITY: The preservation of our national security must be the paramount objective of the immigration policy of the United States. At least 5,000 additional border patrol agents should be added on the border between the United States and Mexico and an additional 10,000 border patrol agents should be assigned to duty on the North border. In addition, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) should work in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to take appropriate measures, including the addition of drug and bomb sniffing canine units that will deter drug activities.
2. PROCESSING APPLICATION FEES: The creation of a path to citizenship for undocumented persons should not increase the bureaucracy in Washington or add to the already heavy burdens on the American taxpayer. All applications for legal status by undocumented immigrants should be processed as efficiently as possible and all expenses in connection with the processing of such applications, including background checks, should be borne by the applicant in the amount of $500.00
3. OFFENSE FINE: There is no right that we Americans hold more dearly than the privilege of calling ourselves citizens of the United States. We do not advocate amnesty, therefore, undocumented individuals should be required to pay a fine as a civil penalty (not to exceed $1,500 per person of $5,000 per family) for entering in the country illegally and after a background check clearance has been carried out.
4. REGISTRATION: Upon enactment, undocumented persons must register with the DHS for background check, and wait until the border is certified as “secure” by DHS in order to trigger legalization. Persons should be given the opportunity to remain in the United States as residents with a temporary legal status
5. REGULARIZATION PROCESS: Upon certification,undocumented immigrants who satisfy the requirements for temporary legal status with moral character and no criminal record will enter into a six year program before becoming citizens of the United States. No participants in the program shall be entitled to receive any federal government assistance while they are in the program which will consist of three phases.
6. PAYING BACK TAXES: Undocumented immigrants must apply for a Social Security Number from the IRS and pay any income taxes owed. We recognize that undocumented immigrants contribute to the system by paying state and federal sales, use and excise taxes.
7. ASSIMILATION AND MANDATORY ENGLISH EDUCATION: Undocumented immigrants who are qualified to enter the Regularization Process shall be required to take courses in English and Civics as a condition to obtain a certificate of completion for citizenship. The hours of study should be twice the amount to what the Reagan Administration had proposed as part of immigration legislation championed by the President in the 1980s.
8. THE U.S. LABOR MARKET / AG JOBS / D.R.E.A.M. ACT: Individuals who satisfy all of the requirements of the Regularization Process shall become permanent legal residents of the United States. Depending upon the labor demands, the DHS can begin the Green Card process if employment levels are 5% or below. If the national unemployment levels are greater than 6%, the DHS will only process those (a) undocumented immigrants working in unskilled industries where the demand for their labor remains very high such as the case in the agricultural and hospitality sectors, (b) highly skilled workers in competitive industries where demand cannot be satisfied by the existing population of legal residents of the United States and (c) individuals who complete or have previously completed four (4) years of service in the United States Armed Forces. Individuals not satisfying such criteria would be granted a two year extension of the Regularization Process status.
Entire Secure Borders and Legal Immigration Reform Position Paper found here.
No where in the above position paper does it indicate I am an open borders advocate as she claims. In fact, the fees, fines, and the background checks entirely debunk her conspiracy theory.
In addition to the open borders theory Johnson has invented, I took note of her hypocritical stances when she wrote:
The LDS Church has on occasion taken strong positions on moral issues such as abortion, homosexual marriage, and the Equal Rights Amendment. Churches have every right to take a position on moral issues, of course. They also have a right to take positions on policy issues, such as immigration. Church voices are important in public debate. However, elected officials must always remember that when they vote on a particular bill, they are acting as elected officials, not representatives of their Church.
In other words, in the above it appears Johnson is fine with individuals and religious leaders taking a stance on abortions and homosexual marriages, but it appears she wants those same individuals to not get involved on matters that would lend compassion towards immigrants and/or fellow mankind.
indicative to me because he is not abreast with regard to how the immigration tide has already changed when moderate Republican candidate Jerry Lewis beat extremist Republican Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce during the November 2011 Special Elections.
I dismissively wager $10,000.00 that Mitt Romney will end up looking like Wall Street’s Gordon Gekko when all is said and done. Romney proved he resorts to money when all else fails as he continues to act like a spoiled rotten rich little kid.