Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Conservative View: The Big Wave

This week's Conservative View, by Adair County Commissioner Russell Turner (R-Stilwell).
The Conservative View
by Russell Turner

The Big Wave

Over the past week most Americans have been watching the oil spill off the gulf coast. It is a sad fact that the damage from the oil spill will be felt for years. Time will tell if the oil company British Petroleum was negligent or not, but I am sure that they did not intentionally cause this disaster. For the time being, all efforts should be made to stop the oil flow and minimize the damage to the wildlife of the area. I was taught that there is a time and place for everything, I was particularly disappointed by the comment by our president when he was quoted as saying that he wanted to “GO DOWN THERE AND KICK SOMEBODY’S ***”. Instead of making some crude comment, calls should be going out to experts all over the world and hopefully someone may have an idea that we haven’t thought up yet. I have watched news reports where the local citizens are doing what they can to protect their homes and businesses. They are preparing for the big wave of oil because they feel that the federal government is not acting fast enough, another part of our country is also trying to protect themselves from a wave of illegal immigration.

The state of Arizona has been under un-relenting attack since they passed legislation to get a handle on illegal immigration. For the most part the American people understand the problem, poll after poll has shown that the American people want our federal government to deal with the illegal immigration problem. The very word illegal says it all, WHAT PART OF ILLEGAL DO THEY NOT UNDERSTAND? There are all kinds of laws in this country that make it illegal to do certain things. I do not believe in selective enforcement; if a law is bad repeal it, if a law is outdated repeal it. This practice of turning a blind eye to this problem is getting pretty old to the average citizen of this country. The people of Arizona have been asking and begging for help from the federal government to get a handle on the problem. Now that they have been forced to take action on a state level, the federal government has decided to file suit against Arizona and challenge the legislation they passed. Maybe the president should be ready to kick the *** of the people that are intentionally breaking our laws.  
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