Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Major League Baseball Won’t Boycott Arizona. Why Should They?

I know. I was suppose to return to the debt ceiling and the budget today. However, I came across the following yesterday and just had to post it. The All Star game for Major League Baseball is tonight. I won’t be watching it. I haven’t watched an All Star game for a number of years. This particular article tries to continue the agitation against a legitimate and proper law passed by the State of Arizona. Portions of the law were Unconstitutionally ruled unacceptable by an inferior federal court after a lawsuit initiated by the federal government. I do plan to return to my series tomorrow. Until then, portions of the article with my comments:

From: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/758118-2011-mlb-all-star-game-news-score-and-post-game-reaction/entry/106369-2011-mlb-all-star-game-players-wont-boycott-all-star-game-for-immigration-law

“2011 MLB All-Star Game: Players Won't Boycott All-Star Game for Immigration Law
By Alex Kay (Member) on July 10, 2011

2011 MLB All-Star Game Will Go on in Arizona Despite Immigration Law

The 2011 MLB All-Star Game is being held in Phoenix, Arizona this year at the Diamondbacks’ home stadium of Chase Field. It will be the first time in history that the MLB holds the Midsummer Classic in Arizona and also the first time a designated hitter will be used in a National League ballpark.

What should be a celebration of the city and state earning their first All-Star game is somewhat tarnished by the passing of the controversial SB1070 anti-illegal immigration bill. (Not at all! The law is perfectly legal and perfectly logical!—my addition)

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed the bill into law in April 2010. It initially contained a provision that allowed for law enforcement officers to stop and question the immigration status of any person they suspected could illegally be in the country. (WRONG! Said stopped person had to be stopped for a separately, questionable behavior. Read the law!—my addition) A judge disallowed this portion of the law (ILLEGALLY—my addition) until further review, but the intent is there and the bill sends a grim message to anyone of Hispanic origin in the state.” (WRONG again! The law is aimed at ILLEGAL immigrants! NOT Hispanics! Are only Hispanics illegal? If so, they should be targeted then shouldn’t they? By the way, a true Hispanic is Caucasian!—my addition)

“Baseball has a very high percentage of Latino players, exactly the type of skin color that SB1070 targets. (WRONG again! The law does not target any race or skin color! The law targets a behavior—illegally being in the State of Arizona and the United States. What liars these leftists are!!!—my addition)

The law has been widely criticized nationally and in baseball circles. Baseball brass, through both the league and head of players association, has declined to encourage any sort of boycott or movement of the event. The league wants the event in Phoenix and the Players Association wants their players to participate, regardless of how anyone personally feels about the issue. (As they should. They have NO business being involved in the political affairs of the sovereign State of Arizona. If they became involved, it would hurt baseball. A lot of people, myself included, are fed up with this constant and usually untrue labeling of every action as racist just because some people don’t like the action. Some people ought to remember the story of the boy who “cried wolf” at every turn when there was no wolf!—my addition)

MLBPA Director Michael Weiner issued a statement summing the issue up, stating, ‘Our nation continues to wrestle with serious issues regarding immigration, prejudice and the protection of individual liberties,’ Weiner said. ‘Those matters will not be resolved at Chase Field, nor on any baseball diamond; instead they will be addressed in Congress and in statehouses and in courts by those charged to find the right balance among the competing and sincerely held positions brought to the debate.’” (The correct position by Major League Baseball!—my addition)

This legally passed Arizona law should not even be in the inferior federal court system. As I’ve said repeatedly, the Constitution requires a lawsuit of this type—when a State is a party to the lawsuit—to begin in the U.S. Supreme Court. Any decision by an inferior federal court is, by definition, null and void!!!

It’s time, it is past time to TAKE BACK THE NATION!!!
It’s time, it is past time to TAKE BACK THE NATION!!!
It’s time, it is past time to TAKE BACK THE NATION!!!