You chased Sher­iff Joe Ar­paio out of of­fice; isn’t that enough?

The Arizona Republic - - OPINIONS -

Thanks to Sen. John McCain for keep­ing his word. McCain called for bi­par­ti­san­ship from his col­leagues and pressed sen­a­tors to act as pub­lic ser­vants re­gard­less of party af­fil­i­a­tion over dis­cus­sion of the health-care bill pro­posed last week.

Af­ter a dra­matic re­turn to Wash­ing­ton, D.C., to cast his vote for the mo­tion to pro­ceed last Tues­day, McCain de­clared along with his vote of “yes” that it was a “shell of a bill,” and that he was only vot­ing to fur­ther the dis­cus­sion.

Sen. McCain urged his fel­low sen­a­tors to set aside party af­fil­i­a­tion in this de­bate; and we thank him for stay­ing true to his word and vot­ing against the fi­nal pre­sented bill, which came as, lit­er­ally, a shock to his Repub­li­can col­leagues.

The dis­cus­sions in Wash­ing­ton are too of­ten dis­tant from the ac­tual peo­ple af­fected in our coun­try. In Ari­zona alone, 441,000 chil­dren, se­niors, vet­er­ans, folks with dis­abil­i­ties and other vul­ner­a­ble in­di­vid­u­als and fam­i­lies would lose ac­cess to health care if the bill had been passed.

I and a few other con­stituents were in Wash­ing­ton last week to meet with his of­fice re­gard­ing this bill, and we thank him for lis­ten­ing. — Brook­lynne Sund­seth,


Now let me un­der­stand what laws we are talk­ing about. First, in 2005, Ar­paio was or­dered by U.S. Fed­eral District Judge G. Mur­ray Snow to stop en­forc­ing the ex­ist­ing fed­eral im­mi­gra­tion law, be­cause Pres­i­dent Barack Obama didn’t like il­le­gal im­mi­grants be­ing bothered. So, not guilty. Now Fed­eral District Judge Su­san Bolton brings a ver­dict of crim­i­nal con­tempt of court against Ar­paio for ig­nor­ing

In the ar­ti­cle about Se­nate can­di­date Dee­dra Ab­boud’s so­cial me­dia ex­pe­ri­ence, she in­di­cates she con­verted to Is­lam ap­prox­i­mately 20 years ago upon mov­ing to Ari­zona from Arkansas.

Prior to that, she says that she was a South­ern Bap­tist and a “Mus­lim hater.” This may be her rec­ol­lec­tion, but prior to Septem­ber 11, 2001, it would have been highly un­usual for her to sub­scribe to such bias.

With­out the di­rect at­tack on the World Trade Cen­ter, and sub­se­quent overt ter­ror­ism per­pe­trated by Is­lamic ex­trem­ists, “Mus­lim hat­ing” would hardly ex­ist

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.