Jerry Lewis, the Utah Compact and a worshipful daily

They never stop.  The editorialists at the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) have been on a nonstop, relentless, gloat over the recall defeat of AZ Senate President Russell Pearce by a union backed, recruited  tool of open-borders activist, Randy Parraz. The fact that Democrats and registered Independents were able to further skew what appeared to most to be a District 18 Republican primary, is of no consequence.  The left has taken out — for the time being — their enemy: an American patriot named Russell Pearce who was the architect of the Arizona illegal enforcement law known as SB 1070.

Now with Jerry Lewis in tow, the Arizona Republic can hardly suppress its glee. It’s latest endeavor is a cheerful editorial telling readers that support for SB 1070 has dropped, that Utah is a conservative state and the Utah Chamber of Commerce “decided people needed another choice.”  The answer they tell readers is…the Utah Compact!  Who’da guessed? 

Except for the fact that it originated with the blessing of LDS Church authority, it could have been called The Arizona Republic Compact. It disdains our nation’s boundaries, rolls out the red carpet for illegal aliens and does it all under what they call a “solution that honors human dignity and family values.”  Of course, the glue that binds this deceit is a “guest worker program.”

What a swell idea! Americans are losing their jobs and homes and we need to import guest workers while kowtowing to Utah and the Republic’s Linda Valdez?

Although the newspaper acknowledges that SB 1070 is being emulated across the nation, we are lectured that “it offers a false choice.” Just a couple of days ago the article “Lewis: Focus on moderate immigration bill,” was wringing leftward hope out of what the Republic expects this pretender will accomplish.

Within days of Lewis’ election he participated in a teleconference on “immigration reform” sponsored by the National Immigration Forum, one of the nation’s most pro-illegal immigration, leftwing advocacy groups. The agenda? The “Utah Compact,” which evolved as Church leaders in Utah buoyed by newly recruited members, urged that state’s legislators use “compassion” in their immigration legislation. Utah’s Attorney General Mark Shurtleff, who called Arizona’s law “knee-jerk,” participated in the teleconference. Arizona’s former Attorney General, Democrat Terry Goddard, has even praised Lewis on his election.

Today, feeling their oats, a front page article pushes the backdoor-amnesty, nightmarish DREAM Act.

The daily crows that Utah’s experience shows people are “ready to move beyond limited options, and our politicians need to catch up.”

No doubt the duplicitous Jerry Lewis will lead the way.

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21 Responses to Jerry Lewis, the Utah Compact and a worshipful daily

  1. Brandy Baron says:

    This is a perfect example of why no religion/church should have any power in our politics. If the LDS (and other churches) are so sure that these invaders should be welcomed, aided and abetted then let the churches support them and care for them without one dime of our taxes. Let them take them into their homes, feed them, clothe them, educate them, provide medical care, education and anything else that they are sucking off of our government and the American taxpayers.
    If the churches truly cared about these people or any other children of God they would be going to the countries of these people to help them have better lives there, not burdening their fellow countrymen and country with THEIR job.

  2. chick says:

    Read the story from the rag’s “Washington bureau”. It’s overtly making the point that Spanish speakers are more valued than native English speakers. The rag pushing racism and Hispanic supremecy? (Of course not/s)

  3. Frankly Speaking says:

    Arizona is now supposed to follow Utah, a state run by the LDS Church? They are driven by the concept of recruiting more members to the faith and God forbid they ask any questions about whether or not those “good people” are here in violation of our laws. In their zeal to swell their membership, they should remind themselves that “good people” obey laws.

    I view this position as anti-American. These church policies are coming at the wrong time if they have any hope of seeing a President Romney.

  4. Realist says:

    Russell Pearce should run as an Independent for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Kyl.

    • garvan says:

      What are the chances of him winning, now that we know all the Democrats turn out but lots of Republicans stay home?

      • SuzanneC says:

        No Russell should run as a Republican, and kick the McCain, Kyl, Flake wing in the teeth. I think we see what happened when a slightly larger portion of Democrats voted and yes the Republicans stayed home.

      • Realist says:

        On a state wide election as the Independent candidate. Pearce will win over both the Dem. & Rep. candidates. Why? Because voters know the importance of SB 1070. It will be a statewide referendum on 1070 with national implications. All Arizona citizens with a conscience will defect from their party and vote for Pearce.
        As Sam Steiger used to say “Hide & Watch”.

  5. chick says:

    ASU, Cronkite School (off subject), gives an award presented by Michael (raise that tuition, keep going) Crow, to Christiane Amanpour. From the Tribune: (good grief on the values)

    “ASU President Michael Crow presented Amanpour with the 28th annual award, given each year by the Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication to recognize a distinguished journalist who embodies the values of the school’s namesake – excellence, integrity, accuracy, fairness and objectivity.”

  6. Jared says:

    Still waiting to see Lewis tackle education like he said he would do.
    Oh wait. That was just a red herring.

    • Night Owl says:

      Best advice: If you’re a conservative: expect nothing of substance from this fraud named Jerry Lewis and you won’t be disappointed. This man deserves to be shunned by Republicans in the legislature. He’s a liberal, pushing a leftist agenda and is already attempting to inflict Utah’s liberal church positions onto Arizona’s citizens — who are all faiths or none, but not all his. I get angry just thinking my tax dollars are paying this goon’s salary. The Democrats ran as what they are, but this man is a deceptive impostor.

  7. Hagar says:

    I’m a former Mormon bishop. I have learned from more than one source, that the church arranges auto rides for missionaries who are illegals to their homes in other states so that they don’t risk getting caught trying to board a plane or train with a false ID. So much for “obeying the laws of the land,” as we are taught. I keep asking church leaders to deny this, but to no avail.

    • Teller Of Truth says:

      Fascinating information, sir. Have you alerted law enforcement?

      As was all too evident during the Fulton Brock family saga involving his pedophile wife and daughter, the church disappointingly circles the wagons and doesn’t report criminality within its own structure.

      • marcus says:

        http://bycommonconsent.com/2009/04/25/undocumented-missionaries/
        a Mormon missionary had completed his two-year mission and went to return home on a flight from Cincinnati. He was arrested for lacking the necesssary documentation to board his flight. You can read about this here, including comments from Elder Holland of the Church’s Missionary Committee.

        Apparently the Church used to have a policy that undocumented immigrants had to return to their countries of origin and serve from there. But a 2005 law absolved religious organizations of criminal liability for knowingly allowing undocumented immigrants to provide volunteer service, including missionary work. So the Church allows undocumented immigrants to serve missions from their U.S. homes.

        Such missionaries are always called to domestic missions only, and so far that has worked. But this arrest now raises the stakes and complexity of such service. The article talks about another undocumented missionary who, after the arrest, decided not to risk trying to fly home. His uncle is going to come pick him up by car and they will drive.

  8. Disgusted says:

    We need a new administration in DC to stop this abuse. Make it impossible for any church, Mormon or Catholic the serial abusers, who thinks they are above the law to keep their non-profit status. These churches wonder why their enrollments have dropped and their coffers are empty. Remember we hold the purse strings.

  9. Clair Van Steenwyk says:

    I’m still waiting for the McCain chosen one Flake and the chosen one of the party elite Cardon to tell us where they were when Sen. Pearce needed support, silence is deafening and these two lost all credibility on this issue as to tough for them to support him and no one asks why so I will Why. God Bless You All; Van

    • East Valley PC says:

      The so-called Republicans you mentioned are all open-border advocates who have been supported monetarily by the illegal labor profiteers at the Chambers of Commerce. Both Flake and Cardon are Mormons and no doubt follow the Utah Compact and support the former Bishop and Stake President, Jerry Lewis.

      But let’s face it, your campaign will never get off the ground. You have no name ID outside of your small circle and no money. All you will succeed in doing is siphoning votes from someone who has a chance of beating the establishment. Please don’t be Arizona’s Ross Perot, who gave us Bill Clinton. Didn’t you learn from what Jimmy Deakins did to JD Hayworth? He helped McCain.

      • Mike Triggs says:

        I think whoever came up with the idea to run Russell Pearce as an Independent must be smok’n the illegal weed. It would have the impact of a Tancredo run for Governor in Colorado ANC hand a sure win to the Democrats. Az Republicans couldn’t ask for a better candidate than Jeff Flake. Conservative where it counts and open minded enough to listen to voters of all political stripes.

        If Russell wants to run in the Primary for the Senate, go ahead and make my day, I live in Scottsdale and didn’t get to take the first whack at the Piñata.

  10. Thomas Grier says:

    May I suggest constructive criticism, from one willing to give his name to this comment. Since Mormons are not going anywhere and considering our demographics are growing even more in the valley, maybe you should try and find common ground with Mormons (assuming we are one monolithic voting horde, which I dispute but I will accept for the purposes of this comment), instead of name calling and derision.

    Clearly, many of you, do not like Mormons. There are also those who honestly do not like my faith’s “involvement” on the immigration issue. I think the later is a valid argument where good faith arguments exist on both sides.

    Just as religion should not be used as a shield against honest critique, it is also unhelpful to tear down the character of the group you’re trying to influence.

    None of you have to join my church, but you likely will have to work with a Mormon or two in this state to accomplish conservative/libertarian goals. It is my hope we can find a way to work together.

    • Orion says:

      Thomas Grier:
      You state that many of us here “don’t like Mormons.” Speaking for myself, nothing could be further from the truth. I’ve lived among members of the LDS faith all of my life, both here and in Utah. I’ve worked for Mormons and admired many of their teachings, such as a welfare system the USA should copy, family home night, food storage, self reliance, etc.

      Where I have a problem is with the church putting proselytizing above the rule of law and respect for our nation’s boundaries. This is appalling from a group that teaches the Constitution to their children (another thing I admire) and believe that our Founders were divinely inspired to write it. It’s impossible to square loyalty to this country with the desire to roll out the red carpet to illegals and call it “compassion.” America has very generous LEGAL immigration policies, but we can’t take in the whole world.

      Why don’t your missionaries teach their fellow nationalists how to make their own country better. Use their faith, ingenuity and hard work to bring liberty to the lands they left to illegally come here. I find it disingenuous to make the arguments you make. We are a sovereign nation, with borders and our own citizens should not only respect that, but be ashamed for aiding and abetting illegal culprits.

  11. chick says:

    So KFYI, Barry and Michelle, are announcing that Parraz has called a presser and he’s going to announce recalling Brewer and Arpaio.

    He lied about his intentions.
    He lied even about his group meeting in December to discuss it.
    He was PAID from the recall group funds.
    How much is he going to be PAID for this?

  12. Ricky Lujan says:

    Parraz was alert enough to recognize Pearce could be recalled in an open Primary style election. Glad to see Parraz so quickly make the leap to becoming ridiculous and therefore, irrelevant.

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