According to the Washington Post, “The Obama administration and its allies are going all out against the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and GOP-leaning groups, accusing them of using foreign money to help finance political ads.”
Even the Washington Post points out that they’re providing no evidence. They’re making a lot of noise, though. The eminent Charles Krauthammer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist, calls it reptilian desperation and an appeal to xenophobia.
Obviously someone thinks this will resonate with somebody in the voting public.
Not surprisingly however, there was no such outcry uttered by the Obama Administration or its allies when the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling on October 4th, allowing nearly a dozen Latin American countries — Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru and Chile (No Guatemala?)— to submit friend-of-the-court briefs in the U.S. Justice Department’s unprecedented lawsuit against Arizona’s SB 1070. They will hear the case on Monday, November 1st, the day before Election Day.
(Out of curiosity I put “foreign interference in immigration lawsuit” into Google and got 126,000 hits. I put in “foreign money in politics” and got 9,460,000. Hypocrisy? Double standard? From our media?)
What any foreign nation could possibly add to the legal discussion in our country about the Arizona law is beyond me. But hey, now that the 9th Circus has allowed it, I heartily welcome an amicus curiae from France, which just passed a burqa ban.
And, I would also like that esteemed body to hear from Dutch politician Geert Wilders on the subject of Arizona taking measures to protect its citizenry with a new law. After all, he should be able to exercise free speech somewhere, ja?
Sovereignty has been an issue that has concerned immigration reform activists since the early 1990s when illegal immigration became an issue, first in California and eventually the rest of the nation.
Foreign influence in our political process and our judicial process is a direct threat to our sovereignty and should be resisted and rejected automatically, but it isn’t.
Sovereignty matters, ladies and gentlemen. If we don’t act like we care about our country, we aren’t going to have a country.
Rick Oltman is the Founder of The Immigration Tea Party
You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life. Winston Churchill