Tequila Party (anti-Arpaio) vs. Tea Party (pro-Arpaio) protests to be held the same day in Fountain HillsThursday, July 26th, 2012
The National Tequila Party Movement is protesting Sheriff Joe Arpaio this Sunday. There is an email (photo provided below) that is being circulated by the corrupt Sheriff Joe Arpaio supporters who are responding to the National Tequila Party Movement protest of Sheriff Joe Arpaio at the Church of Ascension Church (Catholic Church Arpaio attends) to be held this Sunday.
This is not the first time the Tequila Party has encountered opposition of the Tea Party. We were instrumental in ensuring the Tea Party favorite and ousted Sen. Russell Pearce did not hold his fundraisers at Mexican-American restaurants in the Phoenix area.
What is our goal in protesting Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Sunday?
To inform his Catholic friends and neighbors what the Catholic Church leadership stance is with regard to compassion, LIFE, and immigrants.
Our goal is to merely make a plea to Arpaio’s church leadership to consider denying him the Eucharist. After all, they deny the Eucharist to pro choice politicians, don’t they? Arpaio has allowed his prison to become a culture of death as we continue to learn and hear of the mysterious Latino deaths that are occurring in his prison. If the Catholic Church leadership cannot deny the Eucharist to Arpaio for the culture of death he seems to embrace at his prison, then will Bishop Olmsted at least consider publicly condemn the culture of death actions that is currently ongoing at the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department?
I heard Sheriff Joe Arpaio make jokes at a Republican Meeting regarding the mysterious Mexican immigrant deaths in his prison. Those kinds of jokes
are inappropriate, but more importantly, we have witnessed on video tape a Latino veteran man, and an American-citizen get beaten and tased to death, too! How many Mexican-related deaths do we have to see in order to stop the unjust deaths and the culture of death the Maricopa County Sheriff’s office seems to embrace? We are getting told horrific stories of pregnant women who are being shackled during the childbirth process, too. When is enough enough?
Does Arpaio expect women to just turn a blind eye to this? How can we when our brethren are being killed? How many more deaths to we have to hear about that is occurring in our United States before the culture of death stops?
It is my understanding that Arpaio is of Italian descent. Did Arpaio forget that Italians once were here as WOPs or “WithOut Papers” at one point, too?
Will the Italian-Americans of Maricopa County turn a blind eye to Arpaio who attends the Catholic Church knowing full well what the Pope’s stance is on immigration? In case there are some who view the protest of Arpaio as an attack on the Church — make no mistake, we protested Mormon and ousted Sen. Russell Pearce at his Mormon Church, too.
The immigration system is broken. We are pushing for legal immigration but the Republicans and Democrats are too busy being partisan over the issue because one side is worried that the other side will create generational Republicans or Democrats. Fact of the matter is, all it is doing is creating more Latino independent thinkers because we are tired of getting the run0around while our people are dying or having children forced apart from their mom and dad.
President Obama needs bipartisan support of our Congress in order for a legal immigration method to happen. Congress and Senate needs political covering from Latino eligible voters to push for a common sense approach to legal immigration, and until more of us vote and become more informed, these politicians will not have their political spine to move forward.
I am not a Catholic, nor am I a member of any religious organization, however, the Tequila Party has a significant amount of Latino Catholics. Here is what they sent me:
– If such great care must be taken to respect every life, even that of criminals and unjust aggressors, the commandment ‘You shall not kill’ has absolute value. Pope John Paul II, EV 57
– Second Vatican Council, GS 27 “Whatever is opposed to life itself, such as any type of murder, genocide, abortion, euthanasia, or willful self-destruction, whatever violates the integrity of the human person, such as mutilation, torments inflicted on body or mind, attempts to coerce the will itself; whatever insults human dignity, such as subhuman living conditions, arbitrary imprisonment, deportation, slavery, prostitution, the selling of women and children; as well as disgraceful working conditions, where people are treated as mere instruments of gain rather than as free and responsible persons; all these things and others like them are infamies indeed. They poison human society, and they do more harm to those who practice them than to those who suffer from the injury. Moreover, they are a supreme dishonor to the Creator.”
The National Tequila Party Movement has been informed by a Fountain Hills councilwoman and the Commander of the Fountain Hills and Rio Verde Captain Joe Rodriquez where we can legally protest Sheriff Joe Arpaio at his Ascension Catholic Church and we were provided with a map for our peaceful and civil protest.
In the meantime, here is how Tea Party-loving supporters are responding to the National Tequila Party Movement’s protest of Sheriff Joe Arpaio: