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No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Los Angeles To Boycott Arizona Products

The Los Angeles City Commission has voted, with the support of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.  This means that the city is no longer permitted to purchase products produced in Arizona.  Unfortunately, the dolts on the LA city commission didn't think about was they get 25% of their electricity from Arizona.  Now, one of the
commissioners for the state utility regulation commission who is chosen in state-wide elections, Gary Pierce, has sent the following letter to the City of Los Angeles
Dear Mayor Villaraigosa,

I was dismayed to learn that the Los Angeles City Council voted to boycott Arizona and Arizona-based companies — a vote you strongly supported — to show opposition to SB 1070 (Support our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act).

You explained your support of the boycott as follows: “While we recognize that as neighbors, we share resources and ties with the State of Arizona that may be difficult to sever, our goal is not to hurt the local economy of Los Angeles, but to impact the economy of Arizona. Our intent is to use our dollars — or the withholding of our dollars — to send a message.” (emphasis added)

I received your message; please receive mine. As a state-wide elected member of the Arizona Corporation Commission overseeing Arizona’s electric and water utilities, I too am keenly aware of the “resources and ties” we share with the City of Los Angeles. In fact, approximately twenty-five percent of the electricity consumed in Los Angeles is generated by power plants in Arizona.

If an economic boycott is truly what you desire, I will be happy to encourage Arizona utilities to renegotiate your power agreements so Los Angeles no longer receives any power from Arizona-based generation. I am confident that Arizona’s utilities would be happy to take those electrons off your hands. If, however, you find that the City Council lacks the strength of its convictions to turn off the lights in Los Angeles and boycott Arizona power, please reconsider the wisdom of attempting to harm Arizona’s economy.

People of goodwill can disagree over the merits of SB 1070. A state-wide economic boycott of Arizona is not a message sent in goodwill.


Commissioner Gary Pierce
Personally, I'd love to see Arizona power companies cut off LA...there are incipient power shortages in California as it is...just how happy will the people be when they are hot, and in the dark, because their local political leaders decided to make a stupid point, that California law already mandates their own police do.  But what is really amusing about the whole thing, is that California Penal Code requires police in the State of California to do EXACTLY THE SAME THINGS AS THE ARIZONA LAW!  Here is the pertinent excerpt of Section 834b in the California Penal Code
(a) Every law enforcement agency in California shall fully cooperate with the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service regarding any person who is arrested if he or she is suspected of being present in the United States in violation of federal immigration laws. (b) With respect to any such person who is arrested, and suspected of being present in the United States in violation of federal immigration laws, every law enforcement agency shall do the following: (1) Attempt to verify the legal status of such person as a citizen of the United States, an alien lawfully admitted as a permanent resident, an alien lawfully admitted for a temporary period of time or as an alien who is present in the United States in violation of immigration laws. The verification process may include, but shall not be limited to, questioning the person regarding his or her date and place of birth, and entry into the United States, and demanding documentation to indicate his or her legal status. (2) Notify the person of his or her apparent status as an alien who is present in the United States in violation of federal immigration laws and inform him or her that, apart from any criminal justice proceedings, he or she must either obtain legal status or leave the United States. (3) Notify the Attorney General of California and the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service of the apparent illegal status and provide any additional information that may be requested by any other public entity. (c) Any legislative, administrative, or other action by a city, county, or other legally authorized local governmental entity with jurisdictional boundaries, or by a law enforcement agency, to prevent or limit the cooperation required by subdivision (a) is expressly prohibited.

So is Los Angeles going to boycott the state of California for impinging upon the (non)rights of illegal aliens?

H/T Hot Air


MissTammy said...

I sent Mr. Pierce an email earlier today, telling him how proud I'd be to have my electric service cutoff for such a wonderful cause!

And we don't have air conditioning here anyway, so that won't affect me at all. (Apparently the people that built houses L earlier will idiots even then; most of the houses have freplaces for these "frigid" winters we endure, but no air conditioning to deal with the "temperate" 100 degree plus summers...go figure!)

I hope they cut us off, I really, really do. And I hope they do it right in the middle of the effing Lakers game, although Phil Jackson did take a stand!

Mister Sinister said...

Liberal hypocrisy is redundant. I don't believe that most of them stand on principle anymore rather they are anti anything or anyone that disagrees with how they feel or what their personal opinion on something is.

This is not limited to conservatives or even Republicans but to those "not sufficiently far enough left". I am pretty sure that simply means "those who do not think 100% exactly the same way I do".