*Legislative Alert for 3/16/10 - Update *
HB2632 did not pass COW (Committee of the Whole) today in the house! It
appears that an open boarders person named Ernest Hancock
<http://www.ernesthancock.com/> mass emailed the House Legislators
claiming that HB2632 is a backdoor to the
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/REAL_ID_Act>. This is a blatant lie and
voting has been postponed to a date to be determined most likely next
week but maybe as soon as tomorrow 3/18/10. The fact of the matter is
that the Real ID ACT was nullified
by which joined more that 20 states in 2007. This whole email
campaign was just short of a domestic terrorist act."
Date: Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Subject: HB2632/SB1070 a good bill a must pass to stop the billions in cost, to save American jobs, to stop the killings and maimings of our citizens, etc.
My Dear friends and family, I would hope my record of vigilance in defense of freedom and our Constitutional liberties would cause folks to think twice before believing I would do a back door attempt to promote any type of National ID.
Ernie Hancock put out information on this bill that needs to corrected right now about a National ID piece and an ability to detain folks indefinitely. I wrote the bill and it has NO such provision. It is such a stretch, it is unbelievable. I have a memo from our Constitutional attorney coming to verify this very fact. It is the black helicopter mentality. I understand and believe in the Constitution and work hard to honor it in all I do. I do not now or never have supported any form of National ID. The other issue he speaks about is detention. Nothing in this bill allows for detention of citizens at all and illegal aliens only as allowed under federal law for purposes of determining legal status for purposes of deportation.
I was co-sponsor on the legislation to stop the Real ID from being imposed on Arizona, I also sponsored 10th Amendment legislation recognizing Arizona as a Sovereign Republic as guaranteed in Article 4 Section IV of the U.S. Constitution and the 9th and 10th Amendments of the Constitution. I am consistently rated as the #1 or in the top by the Goldwater Institute as the top defender of the Liberty. Constitution and Limited Government ally of the public.
www.russellpearce.com I have worked hard to make sure our laws are enforced and we end this illegal invasion that is destroying America. We are in very tough times with Gangster Government in D.C., and with folks here at home that ignore their responsibility to protect you life, your liberty and your property, not take them away from you.
"Let the American youth never forget, that they possess a noble inheritance, bought by the toils, and sufferings, and blood of their ancestors; and capacity, if wisely improved, and faithfully guarded, of transmitting to their latest posterity all the substantial blessings of life, the peaceful enjoyment of liberty, property, religion, and independence." --Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833
When a government breaches its limitations placed upon it by a constitution, (a) the government agent loses its trust to rule, (b) the powers delegated to it are reverted back to the creators of the constitution, and (c) the constitution becomes non-binding on those who created it. This is the natural law concept of “the consent of the government,” as expressed in our Declaration of Independence.
Particular to the United States, the U.S. Constitution was voluntarily formed as a compact by existing sovereign states with existing state constitutions. Despite the deceptive proposition that the States were created by Congress, the States existed prior to and independent of any Congress, as confirmed by the Treaty of Paris in 1783 (which, by the way, was not overturned by any subsequent legal action of the states). “The State governments, by their original constitutions, are invested with complete sovereignty.” Alexander Hamilton, FP 31. And, “Each State, in ratifying the constitution, is considered as a sovereign body, independent of all others, and only to be bound by its own voluntary act.” James Madison, FP 39.
"The whole of that Bill [of Rights] is a declaration of the right of the people at large or considered as individuals... [I]t establishes some rights of the individual as unalienable and which consequently, no majority has a right to deprive them of." --Albert Gallatin, letter to Alexander Addison, 1789
Thank you for your support today. Enough is enough. Don't be fooled by the miss information given today in committee by those who oppose any and all enforcement. I will not attend another funeral without having done all I can to enforce our laws. We must enforce our laws with compassion, but without apology.
I have been to court (federal court) 7 times on Prop. 200 and 5 times on Employer Sanctions and we have won all 12 times. The language will survive the challenges by the open border/ACLU/MALDEF/AND OTHERS, as the left and cheap labor crowd continue to tell it has drafting errors. Not true. The old attorney trick. I refuse to attend another funeral of a Police Officer or of a Citizen without doing everything I can do to enforce our laws. Government is complicit in the deaths, maimings and cost to our citizens.
Remember the Police Chiefs had a Press Conference several months ago right after Officer Erfle was murdered by an illegal alien and stated they refused to enforce our immigration laws. No surprise they have concerns (invented to protect the status quo). They do not want to enforce the laws and have stated, that is why they have so many roadblocks in place and as testified to investigations on officers who called ICE. In fact they are investigating one commander for arresting homicide suspects that were illegal aliens, because he did not get permission from higher command officers. Look at the endorsements, Sheriffs, Police Officers, many, many others and just Saturday by a unanimous vote of over 1400 Maricopa County PC's endorsed this effort. 80% of the public support this effort.
I just had a meeting with law enforcement this noon and they were extremely upset that their were concerns about their ability to "know" when and when not to arrest with the silly arguments or concerns presented by some. That is what they do for a living. They don't go around arresting people based on appearance!!!!! They have been restrained from doing the very job they took an Oath to do. Protect and to Serve. Enforce all laws. They have been to many funerals, many which could have been prevented.
Subject: Fw: [Fwd: Senator Pearce - Newsletter] IMPORTANT! Endorsed "again" last Saturday by the 1400 Precinct Committeemen at the Maricopa County Republican Meeting.
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“If it be asked, what is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of our security in a Republic? The answer would be an inviolable respect for the Constitution and Laws” — Alexander Hamilton.
"This country has lost control of its borders. And no country can sustain that kind of position." - President Ronald Reagan
We are a nation of laws. We must have the courage – the fortitude – to enforce, with compassion but without apology, those laws that protect the integrity of our borders and the rights of our lawful citizens.
"Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhood Act". Senate Bill 1070 passed the Senate on party lines, I believe it will pass the House and I have a commitment from the Governor to sign it. It will be the toughest Enforcement bill in the nation.
God bless them all and keep them safe.
Current Endorsements of: "Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhood Act"
Arizona Police Association
Polls show 75/80% of Arizonans
Arizona State Republican Party (by Resolution)
Maricopa County Republican Party (by Resolution)
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe
Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas
Pinal Co. Sheriff Babeu
Mohave Sheriff Sheahan
Yavapai Sheriff Waugh
Cochise Sheriff Dever
Gila Sheriff Armer
Navajo Sheriff Clark
Graham Sheriff Allred
Greenlee Sheriff Tucker
Phoenix Law Enforcement Association
Maricopa Deputy's Law Enforcement Association
Maricopa County Detention Officers Association
Glendale Police Officers Association
Mesa Police Officers Association
Chandler Police Officers Association
Border Patrol Officers Association
Arizona Highway Patrol Association
Col. Albert Rodriguez - You Don't Speak for Me
Arizona African American Republican Club
Arizona Republican Assembly
Anna Gaines - American Citizens United
Arizona's Liberty Caucus
Life Liberty Freedom
American Citizens United
Team America (Bay Buchanan & Congressman Tom Tancredo)
American Legislative Exchange Council (the largest national organization of conservative legislators)
United for Sovereign America
Arizona Plasters & Cement Masons Union, and many more.
"SUPPORT OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT AND SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD ACT"
1. Illegal Sanctuary Policies: Eliminate ALL sanctuary cities in this state and allow legal our law enforcement offices to enforce our laws and protect our neighborhoods. Allow our citizens the right to sue "their" government for failure to follow the law, only if they have policies in direct violation of the law.
2. Trespass: Makes entering or remaining in Arizona in violation of federal law a state crime and "allows" law enforcement to arrest them on trespass violation or just call ICE to take them and deport them. (law enforcement's choice). This allows them to hold those that are being investigated for serious crimes and not have deported before the investigation is completed or turn them directly over to ICE to avoid local jail costs when possible.
3. Day Laborer Enforcement: Makes it illegal for an illegal alien to solicit work (day laborers) and makes a misdemeanor for anyone with a license to do business in Arizona to pick up any day laborer without filling out a employment application. Makes it a state crime to aid, harbor, conceal transport or attempt to aid, harbor, conceal or transport an illegal alien for purposes of work with a mandatory impoundment of their vehicle under 28-3511 for 30 days. Also adds a mandatory $1000 fine per illegal alien being transported.
Closing our borders is a must; however it must be coupled with interior enforcement. Attrition by enforcement. Strict enforcement. It is time to renew our efforts to end ALL sanctuary policies in our states and our nation: Require officials to fully enforce federal immigration laws of the United States. NO MORE TAXPAYER BENEFITS OF ANY KIND, No Amnesty, No retreat, No surrender. We will take back America one state at a time. It starts here!!!!!
• 8 USC Sec. 1325: (ILLEGAL ENTRY)
• 8 USC Sec. 1324: (Hiring an ILLEGAL)
• 8 USC Sec. 1644: ("No local ordinance, rule, or measure shall stop law enforcement officers from enforcement of this section")
"Any person who knowingly hires/harbors/transports any illegal alien is guilty of a felony punishable by:
• 10 years in prison
• $2000 fine per illegal alien
• Forfeiture of the vehicle or property used to commit the crime."
"All officers whose duty it is to enforce criminal laws shall have authority to make arrests for a violation of any provision of this section" (affirmed US v Perez-Gonzalez 2002 Fed App 0360, 6th Circ.).
"We Don't Need No 'Stinkin' 287g;” Local Law Enforcements Has Inherent Authority to Enforce Immigration Law; the only restriction is the political handcuffs placed on our law enforcement officers by politicians.
Today we will take the "political handcuffs off from our law enforcement officers;" the only reasons our immigration laws are not enforced are Political, not a lack of Authority.
This Citizens Initiative will pass by 70% to 80% by the voters. The last four (4) Propositions I placed on the ballot in '06 passed by an average of 75%.
It was just endorsed again by MCRC and this last Saturday by over 1400 PC's at our Maricopa County Republican meeting. Also a unanimous endorsement of a Resolution by the State Republican Party and the Maricopa County Republican Party at their annual organizational meetings with over 800 PC's present last year at each meeting in order to support our citizens Constitutional right to have our laws enforced and recognizing the damage to our state/nation in cost in crime, jobs, dollars to Arizona citizens and taxpayers;
We demand the end to all "Catch and Release" policies in the state of Arizona and further we will be filing a Citizens Initiative to remove/end all sanctuary policies in the state of Arizona. No more Catch & Release. We the legal and lawful citizens demand the enforcement of our laws.
I believe we have the votes in both House and Senate and the Governor's support. We must not take anything for granted and be vigilant in the effort to protect this Republic and make our neighborhoods safe. We will need everyone's help. We need to contact every single legislator and encourage them to support this legislation. You can use www.LifeLibertyFreedom.com to contact all the Legislators at once.
The political handcuff's place on our Home Town Heroes must be removed. The burden of blind-eye police department policies and open-border philosophies were paid for with the lives of not only our police officers throughout our state, but the danger clearly spread beyond law enforcement into our communities with more lives being lost the citizens we have sworn to protect. The quality of life in our state is being sacrificed for political correctness. Government is complicit in the deaths, maimings, jobs taken from Americans, billions in cost to educate, medicate and incarcerate those illegally in this nation and state. Enough is enough.
I am former Chief Deputy of Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office with 23 years of service. As Chief Deputy of the fourth largest Sheriff’s office and county jail in the nation, I was the architect and responsible for many innovations including the "Tent City" for prisoners that continues to save taxpayers millions of dollars in construction costs and makes sure the "NO Vacancy" sign never goes up.
I was shot and critically wounded in the line of duty while arrest gang members, I was nominated Deputy of the Year five times, I was recipient of the Medal of Valor (highest award given in law enforcement for exceptional bravery);
Judge: First North Mesa Justice of the Peace. Set up and ran the court as its first Justice of the Peace.
One of Arizona’s (the nation’s) most outspoken advocates for stopping the illegal invasion, securing our borders and enforcing our laws.
Two of my son’s are law enforcement officers: My son Sean Pearce a Deputy Sheriff, was shot in the line of duty, by an illegal alien while serving a homicide warrant on Dec. 16, 2004. He was shot in the chest and stomach. He was critically wounded, but has since recovered and has been released back to work full time. What made this so unusual was I was at the Brookings Institute talking about our nation’s failed immigration policies in Washington D.C. actually at the podium when I was handed a note from my wife, stating, "There is an emergency at home, call immediately." I stepped off the stage, found a phone and called home to find that our son had been critically shot and was being Air-Evacuated to a hospital.
I was the author of Proposition 200, Arizona Citizens and Taxpayers Protection Act; known as Protect Arizona NOW that overwhelmingly passed at the polls ‘04 by the voters to 1) requires proof of citizenship to register to vote; 2) requires ID at the polls when one votes; 3) requires proof of eligibility and legal presence in the U.S. to get public benefits
I am the author of The Fair and Legal Employment Act; the toughest and most effective worksite legislation in the nation (upheld by the Ninth Circuit Court and adopted as National Model Legislation by the American Legislative Exchange Council)
Author of ’06 Proposition 100, ‘No Bail for Illegal Aliens’ charged with serious crimes: (passed at ballot by 78% of Arizona Voters)
Author ’06 of Proposition 102, ‘No Punitive Damages’ for illegal aliens who sue U.S. citizens (passed at ballot by 75% of voters)
Author ’06 Proposition 103, ‘Official English’; making English the Official Language in Arizona (passed at ballot by 75% of voters)
Sponsor ’08 Proposition 102 of the Marriage Amendment to strengthen marriage and families in Arizona and stop judicial activism
Sponsor of the largest tax relief package for working Arizonan's in 2007
Sponsor of legislation to stop abuse of eminent domain and protect private property rights
Hero of the Taxpayer Award”; was one of only seven legislators out of 7000 nationwide to receive this award by the American Tax Reform Association
Consistently rated as one of the top legislators as “Friend of the Tax Payer” by the Arizona Tax Payers Association
Goldwater Institute as #1 legislator in "defending our liberties and in voting constitutionally"
Author of "Tax Payer’s Bill of Rights", to limit the growth of government to no more than "inflation plus population"
A+ rating from the National Rifle Association
100% voting record on pro life legislation
"Friend of the Family" by Arizona Family Project in every single year
Introduced a "Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment" to require truth in budgeting, transparency for taxpayers, stopping gimmicks and requiring government to not spend more money than receives
Champion of Arizona's Gang & Immigration Task Force (GIITEM) adding over 200 officers and expanded their mission
Proposition 102, the Marriage Amendment to Constitutionally protect traditional marriage between a Man and a Woman.
Legislation to honor, respect and protect life of unborn children
Legislation to protect private property rights (stop the abuse of eminent domain)
Legislation to protect 2nd Amendment rights
Tax reduction legislation (largest tax relief package in state history)
Regulatory reduction measures for business
Civil Rights legislation to eliminate race and gender based promotions, quotas and hiring by government (all government discrimination) To be on the November 2010 ballot.
God bless you and may God continue to bless this nation