Ending birthright citizenship = end to anchor babies

August 20, 2015

The Washington Examiner reports Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call to end birthright citizenship in the United States “could revive a similar proposal in Congress that has never gained traction despite past support from top leaders.” The article cites Democrat Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, (watch him in linked video) and House Speaker John Boehner, (R-OH), who is all over the map on any given subject on any given day. We can count on them for nothing.

Birthright Citizenship is the automatic granting of citizenship to children born to non-citizens within a nation’s borders or territories. The United States and Canada are now the only developed nations in the world to still offer Birthright Citizenship to tourists and illegal aliens. Those children are known as anchor babies since the birth of one on American soil facilitates “chain migration” or the ability of that infant in diapers, usually supplied by your tax dollars, to act as the conduit to bring in the rest of the extended family. It is a preposterous misinterpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment, which rightly granted citizenship to American-born children of African-born slaves freed after the Civil War.

In recent years the practice has been repealed by the nations of Australia (2007), New Zealand (2005), Ireland (2005), France (1993), India (1987), Malta (1989), UK (1983), and Portugal (1981).

The list “Developed Nations” that disallow the practice can be seen  on NumbersUSA along with the list of “Other Nations” that join in refusing to accept the this surefire means of destroying the unifying heritage of a country. The NumbersUSA website also lists the 2016 presidential candidates who support and oppose ending birthright citizenship. Although the post was just updated there are missing candidates.

Seeing Red AZ has written about the issue and its many incarnations as far back as 2010 with the post Anchor babies and “birth tourism” making the news. and Birth tourism” alive and well in 2012.

Americans are increasingly being told what words they can use to describe the worsening situation. “Illegal alien” is an unkind description of those who thumb their noses at our laws while invading our sovereign nation. By 2011, the New York Times explained the term “anchor baby” has been redefined as a slur.

In 2013, we wrote the amnesty supporting Arizona Republic speaks illegalese, followed by Winston Smith: Alive and well at Associated Press, in which we reported that the AP Stylebook was ditching the term “illegal immigrant” as politically incorrect.

America is not yet the totalitarian regime described in George Orwell’s book, 1984. Redefining language is a calculated tool of the left. Don’t fall in line.


AZ Republic doggedly committed to its own demise

August 17, 2015

Newspaper recreates itself as sensational entertainment tabloid

The world is an increasingly dangerous place, made even more calamitous by Barack Obama’s commitment to a sinister deal allowing Iran to ramp up nuclear capabilities for its Jihadi bomb. The deal comes packaged with a $100 billion signing bonus that will advance Iran’s deadly terror campaign, imperiling the entire Middle East, America, Israel and Western nations. Iran make no concessions, not even returning American prisoners, as we roll over.

On Saturday, bowing to massive pressure including constituent calls and television ads aimed at him, Sen. Jeff Flake (AZ) finally announced he won’t be the Republican to sign onto his buddy Obama’s deal — allowing the irrational scheme to be called “bi-partisan.”  Christians United for Israel bought a full-page ad in Sunday’s edition directed to Jeff Flake. it was signed by countless pastors across Arizona.

Yet what does the Arizona Republic newspaper decide is noteworthy enough to feature in its Sunday edition? Three-quarters of the front page is taken up with a story and oversized photo on the newspaper’s new dining critic. This blather, that rightfully belongs in the entertainment section,  continues on two jump pages.

If it’s news you want, the state’s vacuous and decidedly leftwing, dual agenda newspaper, is not the place to find it.

The Valley and State section also lacks substantive news. It’s front page and two jump pages spotlight a 55-year old man with long pink hair who favors pink lip gloss — “transgendered” — in today’s trendy vernacular. There are two salon photos, one depicting a couple of attendants providing simultaneous manicure and pedicure services. It details the saga of the former husband and father of three, previously answering to the name Brian, now known as Briana. The article is titled “I just have to be Bree.”

Pass the cheddar and pass on the irrelevant and news-less newspaper. 


Blatant false reporting advances big lie

August 8, 2015

Arizona Republic: Facts take a back seat to agenda

Friday’s above-the-fold headline in the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) is instructive. In the unlikely event anyone needs a reminder of the open borders / amnesty agenda of the left-wing newspaper, this headline referencing the first GOP debate forum should disabuse them of such a notion:

REPUBLICAN HOPEFULS DRAW A HARD LINE ON IMMIGRATION.

“Immigration” describes the lawful process of entering a country — in this case, the United States of America — with the intent of becoming a citizen and embracing our heritage, language and way of life.

Illegally entering our country is not immigration.

Those who follow law to become citizens must demonstrate their good moral character, a proficiency in English (speaking, reading and writing) and basic knowledge of American history and civics. They must attend interviews, take tests, fill out forms, and pay fees.

Their efforts are ultimately rewarded as they recite the Oath of Citizenship becoming naturalized American citizens:

“I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.”

By repeatedly misrepresenting what actually defines an “immigrant,” the Arizona Republic engages in deception unworthy of an allegedly legitimate purveyor of news. Journalism was once regarded as a trustworthy industry where facts were presumed to drive content. With its incessant and deliberate skew, the Arizona Republic falls far short of fulfilling that obligation. On this crucial subject and others, it promotes agenda-driven sensationalism and stridently displays its lack of integrity, which explains its downhill spiral.


AZ Republic boorishly calls Phx election a month early

July 27, 2015

Mayor, City Council Districts 1, 4, 5 and 7, and four Propositions will be on the ballot

If you’re one of the few remaining readers of the Arizona Republic, you might have felt a bit like Rip Van Winkle Sunday morning. Although the Phoenix City Election is scheduled for Aug. 25, the newspaper has already called the mayoral race in a presumptuous editorial titled, “Stanton’s second act.”  When he was elected in 2011, Greg Stanton received a joint congratulatory call from Barack Obama and Janet Napolitano.

The newspaper dismisses 2016 challengers as “unknown,” finding them not worthy of mention in the lengthy opinion piece. We support Anna Brennan, who clearly has an uphill battle —-  as did conservative Prof. David Brat who toppled House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, after being outspent $5.7 million to $231,000.

Although the mayor and council purport to be politically unaffiliated, it’s a foolish guise. Even the leftwing newspaper referred to Greg Stanton as a “progressive,“ the preferred terminology of liberals trying to sound forward thinking. The editorial was notable for admitting  “he was lifted to office on the shoulders of public sector labor unions, especially police and fire.” The editorial bemoans what it references in these words, “Stanton has been afforded few opportunities to reward his political benefactors.”

There are countless problems that affect Phoenix. First and foremost, Stanton presides over a Sanctuary City. The Republic gives him accolades in this bizarre manner, “If this mayor is famous for nothing else, it is his efforts to refashion Phoenix as a walkable town.” Seriously.

It’s not by accident that liberals like Greg Stanton get elected in the nation’s sixth largest city in a red state. Voter turnout is notoriously low during August in Phoenix. Many residents have not yet returned from their summer vacations, contributing to the often 20+ percent participation. The solid voting blocs are those reliable unions who “lifted him on their shoulders“: police, fire fighters and unionized teachers. Stir into that mix other City of Phoenix employees, and the outcome becomes obvious as special interest groups disproportionately influence the vote to the left.

General participation would be greater and the costs lowered if city elections were consolidated with state and federal elections rather than off-year stand-alones. Keeping them as they are is doubtless part of the status quo strategy.

Americans for Prosperity answers the questions and exposes the fallacies about Arizona ballot Proposition 104. SRAZ urges a NO vote against doubling the city transit tax over 35 years and spending over $31 billion on the unaccountable light rail expansion. Notice all of the campaign signs in support and none in opposition?  That alone tells who has the money and benefits from the expansion. The Arizona Free Enterprise Club recently released its study on the Phoenix Transit Plan Tax Hike.

Take time to arm yourself with the facts. Prop. 104 deserves a NO vote. Find your City Council District here.

There are four Propositions on the ballot, 100, 102, 103 and 104 which is discussed in this post. Watch for those related to union pension spiking and reforms in future reports. 


Who’da guessed? AZ Republic editors watch Fox News

July 15, 2015

The reliably leftwing Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) has unexpectedly shown it has the ability to amuse. Tuesday’s editorial denigrating declared presidential candidate Donald Trump is a case in point.

Long known for its open border agenda, the liberal newspaper which refers to everyone and everything it abhors as “controversial,” has now taken its lead from — of all people — GOP establishment strategist, Karl Rove.

In conservative circles, Rove is more than simply controversial. He is an arrogant self-anointed king-maker, hoisting an ever-present slate full of his chicken scratched facts and figures to etch in the minds of those platform Republicans he considers doltish but coachable.

During his Monday appearance with Bill O’Reilly, Jeb! Bush promoting Rove, came prepared to denigrate Donald Trump. Rove’s staff must have been hard at work over the weekend Googling Trump’s past comments on sundry issues, attempting to expose him as being soft on illegals, supportive of Obamacare and cozy with Hillary.

Hilariously (pardon the pun) the newspaper used Rove’s talking points as the framework for its editorial barrage against Trump. Convoluted? You bet. But the fading República is desperate.  Its election recommendations are routinely kicked to the curb.  Statewide and Maricopa County elected offices are held by Republicans. The GOP holds a majority of the state legislative seats. McCain has a compelling challenger and the frustration level with Obama has resulted in an abundance of GOP presidential candidates.

Much to the dismay of the Republic, Trump filled large venues in both Las Vegas and Phoenix on Saturday, with lines snaking around several blocks to gain access to the Phoenix Convention Center, where he was met with rousing cheers, which continued to punctuate his speech. Trump was joined on stage by crowd pleasing Sheriff Joe Arpaio, further inflaming the editorialists. The newspaper clumsily dismissed the ticket carrying crowd of 5,000 as a “preposterous guesstimate” of “angry white people,”  “ripe for demagoguery.” Trump’s message was mocked as “obnoxious caterwauling.”

Let’s be clear. The demagogue is sitting in the Oval Office. Donald Trump is drawing massive crowds for boldly addressing the issue of illegal immigration, which has become a tipping point for many American voters who see their country slipping away. Trump is forcing the issue to prominence. The tin-eared newspaper appears even more foolish than usual as it takes the convoluted route of stealing talking points from the Republican other Republicans view with scorn.


Honeymoon over! AZ República equates Brnovich to Trump*

July 5, 2015

In a preposterous editorial, the illegal alien promoters at the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) spew their rage through clenched teeth. If it’s possible to hear the written word, the spittle belched bile is audible. The venom is aimed at Attorney General Mark Brnovich, who earned the newspaper‘s endorsement last election cycle.

Now the Arizona Attorney General is referred to as “heartless,” by the same crew who lavished him with praise just months ago. His offense? It began with what the daily calls his “hopeless quest to fight ‘dreamer’ driver’s licenses.” Now, he’s appealing a Maricopa County Superior Court decision allowing these “young immigrants” to qualify for in-state college tuition.

Last month, in a similar fit of temper, the newspaper called Brnovich “a new guy making old mistakes” for challenging the “right” of these “good kids” to get Arizona driver’s licenses. The editorialist, doing a heckuva imitation of Linda Valdez, accused Attorney General Brnovich of wasting his time fighting a law, that in the daily’s opinion, “never should have been passed.” He effort was called a “throwback,” earning Arizona’s “reputation as a Latino-hating bastion of bigotry.“

When facts don’t fit its agenda, name calling and slurs are a reliable fallback tactic for the failing newspaper.

The job of the state Attorney General includes enforcing Arizona’s voter protected statutes, whether or not the newspaper approves. Brnovich, who we did not support, is doing just that. For his efforts, he should be commended.

 The newspaper actually says such acts are “like kicking puppies “

The editorial warns Brnovich that he shouldn’t count on the Latino vote in his next election, disingenuously fretting that his actions will drive Latinos further away from the Republican Party.

The rank odor of insincerity is overwhelming.

Throughout the editorial the illegals are referred to as simply “dreamers.” That much softer term began life as an acronym for Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors, morphing into D.R.E.A.Mers and now all lower case and wistful. In fact, the DREAM Act was nothing short of nightmare as Kris Kobach revealed in this 2007 report. The program was a massive amnesty that extended to millions of illegal aliens who claimed they entered the United States before the age of 16, brought by their parents. 

Good luck trying to substantiate that or any of the other so-called requirements that needed to be met to qualify.

*Real estate mogul and presidential candidate Donald Trump has drawn criticism from some for openly confronting the severity of the illegal immigration problem and addressing the continued criminality associated with many who enter the U.S. illegally.


Gannett in the throes of solo winging

June 30, 2015

Gannett, the parent company of the Arizona Republic newspaper, is winging it as a solo entity as of Monday.

The article in industry insider Poynter reports “19,600 employees of Gannett newspapers will be working for a new company — untethered from growing and prosperous television stations and digital ventures.”

It can’t get much worse for readers of the Arizona daily, expecting news and getting, instead, rehash under the not very clever heading “Week in Review.” Everything you’ve already read is served up again as appetizing as  cold porridge. Cronkite Journalism students write in trendy colloquialisms (“we reached out,” “she went missing,” “functionality“), and mismatched tenses. Editors are either on vacation or were laid off.

Poynter points out the New Gannett begins life with two clear challenges: Revenues, dragged down by weak print advertising, were off 9 percent in the first quarter, and the second quarter does not look much better.  Results have been similar at NewsQuest, the group of regional British papers Gannett owns, which was hit by a work stoppage in recent weeks to protest cuts.

If you’re looking for movie and restaurant reviews to sweeten the relentless liberalism, radical politics, amnesty push and  “gay” agenda  olio, the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) is for you. Want unbiased news reports written in proper English? You’ll have to move on.


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