Arizona New No Fly Zone Part Two

By Gary Norris Gray BASN Staff Reporter
Updated: July 3, 2011

OAKLAND, CA–The Phoenix Suns wore jerseys with ‘Los Suns’ meaning the Suns in Spanish for last year’s Cinco de Mayo,(the fifth of May) a national Mexican holiday. The real Spanish translation is “Los Sol”. It was the thought that counted.

It was this team’s silent protest against the new 1070 Arizona Immigration Law.

Phoenix Guard Steve Nash made it known that he and his teammates were not in favor of the new Arizona immigration law. This conundrum is beginning to look like the new American Civil War.

Their playoff opponent, the San Antonio Spurs wanted to join the party with proposing to wear the name Los Spurs on their jerseys. It did not happen because the league office stated the request was too late. The Spurs and many other teams wore their Spanish name on their jerseys the following week.

This issue of undocumented residents has become a state rights issue. The Republican Party loves to advocate and is a constant provocateur of states rights every chance they get and has done so for the past 30 years.

A few southern states Texas, South Carolina, and Florida backed the Arizona immigration law. Alabama and The State of Georgia passed a similar bill last week with mounting protest. Utah, Oklahoma, and New Mexico are currently writing similar immigration laws in their states, while northern states are fiercely fighting against it and are trying to dismantle these laws.

North against South does this sound familiar. States rights happened to be the major issue during the American Civil War in the 1800’s.

The Republican Party and Tea Party are staging a pre-emptive strike to get immigration laws passed by this Supreme Court. With the help of the two Bush presidencies, Herbert Walker, and George W, and their court appointees Souter, Alito, Roberts, and Thomas, the Four Musketeers will make racial laws like Arizona‘s possible.

When this issue is viewed from a historical prospective it becomes eerie.

Let’s take this one step further

President Abraham Lincoln was our 16th president and President Barack Obama is the 44th president. Both men are from the same Midwest state of Illinois.

President Lincoln did not receive votes from southern states, while President Obama finding friends from the South can be called difficult.

President Lincoln’s vice president, Andrew Johnson was from the Confederate state of Tennessee. President Obama’s vice president, Joe Biden is from the state of Delaware.

Delaware was a border state during the Civil War and is below the old Mason-Dixon Line. President Lincoln led a divided country. President Obama currently leads a divided and economically broken country.

If this political rankle continues, liberal Northern California currently strongly against the Arizona law will split with conservative Southern California which supports the law.

The result could be two California‘s. There is a bill in the California senate this month to do just that, excluding Los Angeles County.

Some Southern states could secede from the United States just as South Carolina and other Southern States did at the beginning of the Civil War over 100 years ago.

The probability of this happening has become real. This is a hot button issues for most Republicans and Americans in the south and boarder states of Mexico.

Remember Northern states fought Southern states over the issue of slavery, economics, and free trade.

It is beginning to look like it will happen all over again with the issue of undocumented aliens.

There are other issues

1. Will states rights override federal law? This is the question Arizona has awakened.

2. This attempt at States rights by Arizona could lead to other political conflicts in this country. Racial agitation has increased the pass two years. Americans are talking at each other instead of to each other.

3. Could Arizona wage war against Mexico or any other nation under states rights?

4. Could states pass laws concealing racial profiling by police so they can legally detain African Americans, Arab Americans, or Asian Americans? Anybody with light or dark brown skin tone.

Remember Americans in the heartland of the country can rarely determine the nationality of Asians. This would create the political and social atmosphere of racially motivated attacks like Chinese American Vincent Jen Chinn, from Detroit who died from his wounds by attackers who thought he was Japanese.

He was attacked and killed because of the Japanese Auto industry producing cheaper fuel efficient cars. Those young men should have taken their anger out on American Car Companies.

A year ago a South Bay Area High School, Morgan Hill, Live Oak High in San Jose had issues with students respecting each others cultures. Two white male athletes came to school dressed in the American Flag clothing on Cinco de Mayo. The Latino-American Vice Principal told the students to turn their shirts inside out for the day. Just for that day.

The young men refused and they were expelled. Many Latino Students were wearing Red, Green, and White the national colors of Mexico, to celebrate their heritage. Respect has become a fleeting or disappearing trait in the United States.

Creating a firestorm in the high school, the young men were joined by other athletes the next day. The Latino student population walked out of school in silent protest. This created racial strife in the high school which was not a major problem before. These two young men did this provocative act to get attention. These young men also showed the lack of respect for other nationalities and their history. This is what the State of Arizona has created, an atmosphere of racial distrust and the racial supiority complex raising its ugly head.

This attitude also created the attack or assassination attempt on Congressional United States Representative Gabrielle Giffords on January 8. A gun man killed 6 and wounded 13 people in Arizona. Giffords is described as a Blue Dog Democrat and was heavily criticized because she was a former Republican. The Governor of Arizona and the conservative Right Wing are responsible for this attack.

Law abiding Latin-Americans have new fears not only from police officers but from other Americans that might confront them because they have brown skin and speak Spanish.

President Obama has tried to stop this sectional legal battle but it has become a national states rights battle.

Major League Baseball will still hold their annual All-Star Festival in the state of Arizona next week and some are asking why?


Copyrighted 2011@ Gary Norris Gray- Gray Leopard Prod.