Senator Sylvia Allen Update on Immigration

Sylvia Allen

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free….”
– Emma Lazarus, “The New Colossus” as inscribed on the Statue of Liberty

Another 4th of July celebration has just past, and I am reflecting upon the 241 years of American history and how we got to where we are today:  the good and the bad.  I still strongly believe that the American principles are superior to any other form of governing.  However, my thoughts today are centered upon immigration.

Thomas and Jane Tenney were the first of my father’s line to come to America.  In 1638, a small group of Puritans from the village of Rowley, England, left their homeland to come to this raw, new country looking for religious freedom, to govern themselves, and realize self-determination and freedom.

In the 1860’s my mother’s grandparents came from Sweden also looking for religious freedom.

In 1980 my mother, Wanda Peterson Tenney, my sister, Linda Turley Hansen, and myself sponsored a Hmong family from Laos who were refugees from the Vietnam War.   The family consisted of a mom, dad, three little girls, and a grandmother.  They were so frightened when we met them at the airport.  My mother brought them into her home until we could arrange for their own apartment and find work for Shoo Long Vue, the father.

The tiny grandmother (about 4 ft 9 inches tall) would sit on a little stool and listen to Hmong songs on a small tape recorder and cry.  There was a language barrier, but somehow we could communicate.  I found out that she was crying for her husband and other sons who had been killed in the war, and she was crying for her homeland that she would never see again.

Two cute stories:  Soon after their arrival, I took the Dad and the three girls to get groceries.  I will never forget the wonderment on their faces as they looked at all the food.  As we went down the aisle the father would pick up things and look at them.  The little girls were talking a mile a minute. I could tell they didn’t recognize anything that was familiar to them in their eating habaits.   We had gone down three aisles, and he still had not put anything in his cart.  Then, we went around a corner on the soda isle and all four of them excitedly yelled, “COCA-COLA!”  They put two cases in their cart.

Apparently, the Grandmother was in charge of their laundry.  My mother walked into the bathroom in her home and there the grandmother was standing naked in the bathtub stomping on their clothes and singing.  My mother realized she needed to teach them about washing machines.  I happened to come in just as my mother had taken the grandmother into the laundry room for her first lesson.  As we went through the process, the grandmother got so excited she hopped up and down just chattering away.  She kept trying to lift the lid to watch the clothes going through the cycle, but the machine would stop.  So, she got really close and slowly lifted the lid just enough so it wouldn’t stop and so she could peek at the clothes being washed.

Helping this family was a joy to me.  The family eventually moved to California where some of their extended family was located.  For quite a few years, I wrote to the oldest daughter, Pie, who did very well in school and loved her new land.   This experience helped me to realize just how blessed we are.

Illegal Immigration has, in many ways, hardened the hearts of fellow Americans against the whole immigration issue.   We are so pressured with social issues and the vast amount of tax dollars for education, healthcare, and all the other welfare programs that are suffocating our system and has caused us to lose the feeling of mercy for those who do not have the freedoms and standard of living we have.

Border, language, and culture (government/history) make a country.  We have a right to defend and protect our sovereignty.  I believe that it is time for us to fix this problem, and both sides must compromise.

I support President Trump in the ban on visas from terrorist countries, deporting any person who is here illegally who commits crimes, and securing our borders.  These issues seem like a “no brainer” to me.

However, I believe that we can reform the legal process to enter this country.  It has become corrupt, political, hugely expensive and nearly impossible.  If the immigrant has a sponsor, a place to live, and work lined up, then why make it so hard?

Please talk to someone who has gone through the legal process and immigrated the right way.  That person will tell you about the nightmare of paperwork and fees.

America’s greatest resource is her people.  On this July 4th, 2017, we must rededicate ourselves to being that “shining light on a hill” that represents freedom, peace and hope to all the world.

Sincerely,

Senator Sylvia Tenney Allen
Legislative District 6

Brenda Barton receives support from the ranching community

Brenda Barton new logo

 

Brenda Barton has received support from the ranching community

What a week down at the capitol! Last week at 2AM we finally finished this years legislative session. Your support and hard work for me is amazing and I’m so thankful. A few supporters I want to share with all of you are:

– Bas Aja, Arizona Rancher
– Andy Grosetta, Yavapai County Rancher and past AzCGA President
– Michael MacCauley,  Coconino County Rancher and past President, CNRCD
– Hon. Terry Wheeler, Gila County Rancher and current Mayor of Globe
– Sen. Chester Crandell, Navajo County Rancher

Here is what they are saying:

On behalf of all of Arizona’s ranch families, I thank you and can’t say enough about how your courage is inspiring. You are unbelievably well-rounded and have been a stalwart leader for rural Arizona on the water issue.

Character is not formed, it is forged and revealed when the pressure is on – and your character is unrivaled. I know this has been tremendously difficult to deal with. Just know your leadership has not gone unnoticed – all of Arizona’s agriculture is seeing it firsthand!

You are a dream for all of Arizona’s cowboys!

– Bas Aja, Arizona Rancher

“Representative Barton has been a strong supporter of Arizona’s ranchers. She understands the importance of ranchers ability to use our natural resources to feed families and drive Arizona’s economy. Representative Barton is a strong leader for rural Arizona. She is a strong believer that farmers and ranchers are the true stewards of the land.  Representative Barton fights for the interests of rural Arizona, and that’s why I support Representative Barton.”

 – Andy Grosetta, Yavapai County Rancher and past AzCGA President

“If you want to meet a legislator that ranchers trust, look no further than Brenda. She is hands on and always going around the district talking with the people she represents. She came up to my ranch north of Williams to learn about our issues as ranchers. This shows that Brenda is a hardworker and someone who truly cares.”

– Michael MacCauley,  Coconino County Rancher and past President, CCNRCD

 

“Ranchers across Arizona should be grateful we have Brenda Barton fighting for us. She handles every issue with honor and integrity and is always fighting for rural Arizona.”

– Hon. Terry Wheeler, Gila County Rancher and current Mayor of Globe

I led the Arizona Legislature in recognizing a true family of Arizona agriculture, the Hickman Family. Here’s a link to the Proclamation of Recognition: Click here.

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Representative Brenda Barton issues statement on recent Facebook post

As many are aware, some recent comments of mine on Facebook have touched a sensitive nerve with many people.  Additionally, many have simply taken my posting out of its contextual environment.  Had I chosen my words differently, or had the President offered to use the power of his office to lessen or mute the public impacts of this impasse in Washington, we might not be having this discussion.

Let me clarify that I never used the word or said that President Obama was “Hitler.”   That was a creative assumption of the Capitol Times reporter, who also reported that I referred to our government as a “Constitutional Democracy.”  I would never use that description because, we are in fact – through law and history – a Constitutional Republic.

What I did suggest, rather directly, was that the National Park Service enforcement personnel (referring to them as “thugs” for their reported behavior) were simply following orders of “their leader” – and I used the German phrase for emphasis, Der Fuhrer.  I am referencing the Presidents behavior as indicated by his actions. The Merriam-Webster New Collegiate Dictionary defines “Fuhrer” as “(2) a leader exercising tyrannical authority.”

Consider that the Affordable Care Act  (ACA) originated in the U.S. Senate.  The U.S. Constitution directly states that laws establishing new revenues must originate in the House of Representatives, so the House closest to the people can decide if they want to pay for the new spending.  The way the ACA was established was in direct contradiction to the Constitution.

President Obama has unilaterally changed the ACA several times, through waivers and exemptions, without returning it to Congress.  A president changing established law unilaterally?  Is that Constitutional or “exercising tyrannical authority”?

Consider the reports of the U.S. Park Service Supervisor in Washington, who spoke to the media and said that the Park Service was told to “make things as uncomfortable as possible.”  I ask you, who has the authority to give such a directive?

Please remember, that someone in the Administration directed the IRS to seek out and harass conservative groups and groups identifying themselves with the Tea Party.  Is that not “tyrannical authority” and did it not seem that IRS office personnel obeyed enthusiastically? What President of the people orders the NSA to spy on his citizens and sends the IRS against his enemies?  Is this not behavior in accord with tyrannical authority?

Arresting veterans for visiting their war memorials? Prohibiting Catholic priests from volunteering to perform the Mass for our Catholic men and women in uniform?  Closing businesses on federally leased land?  When did volunteering to minister to our armed forces become a bad thing in America?  How would you classify that; Constitutional authority or Tyrannical authority?

And tell me, how many times in eight years did the Progressive Left and the media depict President Bush with a funny little black mustache, or worse? Yet there was no indignant outrage shown by those who are today outraged at my choice of words. Actions speak louder than words; President Obama’s actions are what I have to base my observation of “tyrannical authority” on.

Nancy Pelosi has called conservatives “terrorists” and “legislative arsonists.” If I had simply said “the leader” in my Facebook post, would we be having this community discussion today?  My purpose was to bring to the public’s attention the actions and behaviors of our president and his administration since this government shut-down began.
For the record, I was suggesting that President Obama was behaving as a tyrant.  Didn’t the Founders of our country call their king a tyrant and worse?

The Declaration of Independence asserts that a government derives its powers and authority from the consent of the governed, and that governments are instituted among peoples to protect the people’s inherent rights endowed by their Creator. President Obama’s actions contradict these fundamental and foundational cornerstones of our Constitutional Republic.

Leonard Clark wants to recall Carl Seel

Fresh from the Secretary of State’s Office, here is the latest moronic attempt by one Leonard Clark:

Mr. Clark obviously does not hold back how he really feels about Representative Seel when he calls him a racist and fascist for his “behavior against our President!”

Clark, who is a K-8 music teacher has given money to Democratic candidates including Paul Newman, Sandra Kennedy and District 6 Democrats, the same district Carl Seel represents.

Successful recall campaigns are very rare and with potential presidential candidates like Donald Trump firing up the electorate over the legitimacy validity of President Obama’s birth certificate, Clark’s recall effort is likely to fail in a heavily registered Republican district like LD-6.

Representative Carl Seel ought to take advantage of Mr. Clark’s futile recall effort and hold a fundraiser every week until the next election. Hell, The Carl ought to invite The Donald back to Arizona where they can explain the importance of following the US Constitution to the spirit and the letter of the law.

 

Tony Bouie Clarifies Party Affiliation

Candidate for the District 6 House has just released a statement regarding the debate over his party affiliation. You can read the press release here.

Press Release: Bouie Endorsed by Shadegg

Hat Tip to Politico Mafioso for posting the latest press release by the Tony Bouie Campaign. Of course, after all the negative comments directed at Tony by some readers of this blog, it’s no wonder he didn’t send the press release to Sonoran Alliance.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 4, 2008
CONTACT: Tony Bouie

TONY BOUIE ENDORSED BY CONGRESSMAN JOHN SHADEGG
Congressman John Shadegg: “Citizens of LD 6 Need Tony Bouie”

(Anthem, AZ) – Congressman John Shadegg (AZ – 03) endorsed Tony Bouie, Republican candidate in Legislative District 6, today.

“Tony Bouie is exactly the type of leader the citizens of Legislative District 6 need,” Shadegg said of Bouie. “As a resident of LD 6, I know that my neighbors are facing many difficult issues right now, and I am confident that Tony has the business experience to do what it takes to protect my wallet and as a husband and father he can be trusted to do what it takes to protect my family as well.”

Tony Bouie, an Anthem resident since 2001, is honored to have the endorsement of such a well respected leader in Arizona. “Congressman Shadegg is a respected leader in our community and throughout our state,” said Bouie. “I am humbled that he has chosen to support me, and I look forward to representing the Congressman in the Legislature.”

Bouie is the Chairman and CEO of Halo Cups, Inc. He holds a MBA from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, a bachelor’s in media arts and masters in Language Reading and Culture from the University of Arizona. He played football and baseball at the University of Arizona before he went on to play in the NFL for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for four seasons. He is married to a former school teacher, Allison, and has two daughters, Natalie, 3 and Eboni, 1.

Congressman John Shadegg is a seven‐term Congressman and resident of Legislative District 6.

More information about Tony Bouie can be found at www.tonybouie.com

LD-6 Bouie Endorsed by NFIB

Legislative District 6 House candidate, Tony Bouie, has been endorsed by the National Federation of Independent Businesses. Read the press release here.