Troubled president of the Arizona Senate proudly claims he is not a citizen of the United States

All hail the new patriotism. And the new patriot.

American citizen? Hell no. You pledge allegiance to . . ? A region of North America, mister. One nation? Under God, indivisible? Screw yourselves. We’re sick and tired of your whackjob Federalism and liberal, centralized authority . .

AZ Senate President Russell Pearce Takes Tentherism To New Level: ‘You Are Not A Citizen Of The United States’
Zaid Jilani | Mar 21, 2011

. . In the speech, where he denounced the federal government’s efforts to stop the implementation of the state’s radical anti-immigrant law, Pearce claimed that Americans aren’t even citizens of the United States, that they are rather citizens of “sovereign states,” meaning that we should be loyal to the laws of individual states rather than the federal government:

PEARCE: “U.S. history, most of us weren’t around when the Constitution was written. But you remember we kind of existed before Congress, the states? We created the Con- gress, we created the federal government, by compact? Do you know, you’re not a citizen of the United States? You’re a citizen of a sovereign state. The fifty sovereign states make up the United States, we’re citizens of those sovereign states. It is not a delegated authority. It’s an inherent authority that states have over the federal government. It’s about time somebody gets it right!”

Yes, it’s about time! So, let’s ask that person. Ladies and gentlemen, would you please welcome Mr. Constitution:

“This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the constitution or laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding.”

Oh no, the dreaded Supremacy Clause. The “. . laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding.” Well, that’s no fun. Now, the 14th Amendment:

“All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside . .”

My emphasis. That, friends, is as spectacular a case of American Fail as I can imagine any right-wing legal expert could manage.

How the hell does a guy like Russell Pearce end up as President of the Arizona Senate? We’re not just trifling with a mere piece of paper: it’s our founding document. Adopted a helluva long time ago — like 1788. So, it counts.

But why would the people of Arizona choose someone so stupid? It’s not like Pearce hasn’t been stupid before. In 2006, he copy/pasted and e-mailed some of his favorite internet postings to his supporters. When they got a load of it . .

Who Rules America?
The National Alliance | The Alien Grip on Our News and Entertainment Media Must Be Broken

. . For example, a racially mixed couple will be respected, liked, and socially sought after by other characters, as will a “take charge” Black scholar or businessman, or a sensitive and talented homosexual, or a poor but honest and hardworking illegal alien from Mexico. On the other hand, a White racist—that is, any racially conscious White person who looks askance at miscegenation or at the rapidly darkening racial situation in America—is portrayed, at best, as a despicable bigot who is reviled by the other characters . .

. . they said, “Wait, Russell — aren’t the National Alliance a bunch of Nazis?” Why, yes, they are:

And who are these all-powerful masters of the media? As we shall see, to a very large extent they are Jews . . Despite a few prominent exceptions, the preponderance of Jews in the media is so overwhelming that we are obliged to assume that it is due to more than mere happenstance.

Russell felt bad, he apologized. He won’t do anything so stupid ever again. And, since then, he’s been exactly the same as he ever was. 2007:

One thing that toupee will not hide is Pearce’s bigotry towards Mexicans, and his unsavory connections to outright neo-fascists, such as Mesa’s J.T. Ready, who recently took part in a neo-Nazi demonstration in downtown Omaha, Nebraska. After the demo, members of the swastika-wearing National Socialist Movement and fellow travelers retired to a local farm where they lit giant swastikas afire, listened to hate-core music, slam-danced, and barbecued a Mexican and an Israeli flag . .

J.T. Ready and Russell Pearce in 2007

Ready’s a supporter of Pearce, and at a June anti-immigration rally at the State Capitol, the prejudiced pair spent almost all of their time with each other. They even appeared smiling and arm-in-arm in photos.

Pearce once endorsed his buddy for Mesa City Council. Here’s J.T. at that Nebraska rally:

J.T. Ready, second from right

In 2008, Pearce sponsored Senate Bill 1108 “that would prohibit students of Arizona universities and community colleges from forming groups based in whole or part on the race of their membership.” It would have illegalized groups like Native Americans United and the Black Business Students Association.

And in 2010, the biggie: it was Pearce who drafted and sponsored Arizona’s infamous S.B. 1070. Ooooohhh yeah. That’s how he got to be President of the Arizona Senate. So now, he’s a powerful man.

One powerful, stupid man. After the Tucson spree-shooting of 19 people, including Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona’s House and Governor made accommodations for people to mourn. But the Senate?

. . the Arizona Senate, under the leadership of Pearce, never adjourned. Pearce told The Arizona Republic, “We have a constitutional obligation to wrap up business in 100 days.” The Arizona Constitution contains no such limitation on the length of regular sessions of the Arizona Legislature.


4 thoughts Troubled president of the Arizona Senate proudly claims he is not a citizen of the United States

  1. avatar rmf says:

    Ohhhhh. I remember that Nazi! Nice article. Made this board meeting enjoyable…

  2. avatar toma says:

    Glad I could help. It’s a g/d board meeting, after all . .

  3. avatar DON says:





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