Some days it's just plain difficult to understand what is going on in America today. One thing we do know is that the United States is on the wrong track. Unfortunately, the government seems content to not only stay on this track, but to pick up speed.
The Arizona immigration law seem to have been a situation that could and should have been handled by the state of Arizona and backed up by the federal government. Instead it has turned into an us versus them situation. Consciously choosing not to enforce the immigration laws that are on the books, the federal government is not letting Arizona worked on solving their own problem. There are either too many Republicans in Arizona or not enough unions in Arizona. During the summer of 2008, immigration was a hot issue. The many candidates for president at the time all have plans on how to handle the immigration problem on the border with Mexico. Then, the economy tanked and the priority shifted. Immigration was shelved albeit promised to be handled in the first year of the Obama presidency. We now know that a year and a half later, things are getting worse.
Arizona carefully crafted a law that would complement the federal law to give itself some power and authority to handle what it viewed as a problem. Although I know where Arizona is, I don't know firsthand the extent of their problem. However, they should be able to address the problem as they see fit. No one is coming to the rescue. Unlike the auto companies, unions, teachers unions, and all the other Democrat special interest, no one is coming to the rescue.
Until the federal government can construct their own immigration reform bill as promised, the least they could do is butt out and let Arizona take care of their problem in the interim. But instead, the Obama administration chooses not to enforce the current law, or create a better law, they want to tie the hands of the people of Arizona. The United States versus Arizona. Whatever happened to the promise of bringing people together and being one nation-the United States of America. Apparently, there is no political gain in approaching a vision of America as United.
It is also downright idiotic for companies to think they can boycott the state of Arizona. It's even worse for government entities -such as the Milwaukee County Board-to think that they can effectively boycott the state of Arizona. What is to be gained? Do they think they can boycott by not drinking Arizona iced tea? If New York does something stupid, are we going to boycott them by not drinking Manhattan's? That seems to make sense to the Liberals.
Instead of using NASA as a way to reach out to the Muslim world, the Obama administration should reach out to its own citizens and work on the fundamental responsibility of the federal government -- keep Americans safe.
After a year and a half in office, President Obama seems directionless other than his desire to destroy capitalism and expand the government to all areas of our life. The government is not creating jobs, it is not solving the economic crisis, it is not helping Americans to achieve their true potential. Instead, the administration is creating an environment that will create more people will be more dependent on an overreaching federal government every day of their lives. It is spending money left and right which may be building GNP but it is not restoring the fundamental economic basis that has kept this country strong since the Industrial Revolution. Can America regain its greatness? Can America regain its greatness before it's too late?