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The Congresswoman was shot point-blank in the head while appearing at a constituent event this morning.  If you click on her banner, you will see the information about this event on her website.  The CNN story is here. According to a sheriff’s deputy, 17  others were also shot.  At the moment,  the Congresswoman is out of surgery.  Doctors are optimistic for her recovery.  Her District Director was among six people killed.

The Congresswoman had won re-election.  You would have to be living on Pluto not  know that the 112th Congress convened this past week.  The Congresswoman was doing exactly what she was elected to do – meeting with her constituents in her home district to listen and learn what they want her to do as their representative.

The reason we have elections is so that we can choose to hire or fire our representatives without resorting to bloodshed.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Congresswoman Giffords, her family, friends, colleagues, and the others who were injured and killed, their friends and families.  My Lord!  What is this country becoming?

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For the record, Hillary Clinton has not “turned over the state of Arizona to the U.N.”  She has merely stated, very accurately,  a fact.  Here is the “offending paragraph.”

95. A recent Arizona law, S.B. 1070, has generated significant attention and debate at home and around the world. The issue is being addressed in a court action that argues that the federal government has the authority to set and enforce immigration law. That action is ongoing; parts of the law are currently enjoined.

Here is the whole Report of the United States of America Submitted to the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights In Conjunction with the Universal Periodic Review.

I have read the whole report.  I encourage you to as well.  Now, without further ado, here,  new from Team Hillary Clinton:  ARIZONA GOV JAN BREWER FIERCELY ATTACKS SECY HILLARY CLINTON & THEN FIERCELY FREAKS OUT AT A DEBATE

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In case you missed it, Arizona declared its independence yesterday.    Yes indeed, Arizona has  decided that it is too good to remain part of the union, and as one of the four more recent ratifiers of the Constitution acted on its buyer’s remorse and split from the union as its Governor, Jan Brewer,  signed into law a bill that for all practical purposes forces visitors from other states to travel to Arizona with a U.S. passport under the protection of the U.S. Secretary of State, the esteemed Hillary Rodham Clinton (like Bill, I cannot resist mentioning her whenever I have a chance).

Unlike the signing of the U.S. Declaration in 1776, this was not a multi-signatoried event with Founding Parents traveling to the capital over a series of weeks and months to sign.  It happened before TV cameras with the swipe of a pen by a single individual so that now, if you are in Arizona and either looking or behaving in a way that some officer of the law perceives as alien, you must now, by law,  produce proof of legality.    Arizona will evidently be  issuing some kind of national I.D. document, but if you are not from Arizona, you would be well advised to have your passport on you at all times while within its borders.  The papers must be on your person at the  time you are stopped.   You can be arrested for not having your papers with you while looking or acting alien.  Exactly what is meant by that phrase has yet to be defined, so, at the moment, it is impossible to know how we might alter our looks or behavior in order to slide beneath Arizona police radar.

It is so interesting that this is being called an “Immigration Law” far and wide in the press when it is, in fact, a vote of no confidence in the federal government and secession from it. Given the wide publicity a few weeks ago of Virginia’s celebration of what state officials argued was a War of Secession,  you would think that the concept of secession would be fresh in the minds of media reporters.

As I have argued here on many occasions and as former President Bill Clinton reminded everyone last weekend, words mean something,  and we should be careful about  how we select our vocabulary.  Immigration law can be enacted only by a country, not by a state.  This is not an immigration law and resembles immigration law far less than it does the use of national I.D. cards to classify groups as seen in Nazi Germany.

In the event that Arizona is on your itinerary and you do not have a current U.S. passport, of course it is our beautiful and efficient Head Homegirl to the rescue.  Just go here to her website.  She will make sure you are protected while within the borders of the Country of Arizona.

In case you missed this historic occasion, here is the video.

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Okay, after you had to be subjected to that, here is one of my favorite pictures of the lovely Secretary of State to rinse your eyes on.  Is she not the prettiest SOS you have ever seen?  Goddess!

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