Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Obama Administration Apology Tour Continues

A few weeks ago an Obama Administration official continued the Obama apology tour. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Michel Posner told Chinese officials that the enforcement of federal immigration laws in Arizona was racial discrimination or potential discrimination. He said: "We brought it up early and often. It was mentioned in the first session, and as a troubling trend in our society and an indication that we have to deal with issues of discrimination or potential discrimination, and that these are issues very much being debated in our own society.” Of course, China has a terrible human rights record

Assistant Secretary Posner was referring to the recently enacted Arizona law S.B. 1070, which required enforcement of federal law! The bill reads: “No official or agency of the this state or a county, city, town or other political subdivision of this state may adopt a policy that limits or restricts the enforcement of federal immigration laws to less than the full extent permitted by federal law.” He dismissed the law as an Arizona law fostering racial discrimination. In fact, the law reiterates and requires enforcement of federal law throughout the state of Arizona.

Besides Assistant Secretary Posner, other Obama Administration officials have spoken out against the Arizona law – much to everyone’s surprise, these high level officials have not read the law. Attorney General Eric Holder stated that the federal government might challenge the law, although he recently admitted during a Homeland Security Committee oversight hearing that he had not read the bill. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano also acknowledged that she had not read the bill before she publicly expressed concerns about it.

The Arizona Legislature specifically states that racial discrimination cannot trigger investigations particularly in reference to employment, “The attorney general or county attorney shall not investigate complaints that are based solely on race, color or national origin.”

Is China a country the Obama Administration should be apologizing to for a duly passed law in one of our states? Just a quick look at China’s record shows that the Obama Administration is way off base yet again.

The Chinese government has forced women to be sterilized and abort babies they wanted to keep. Chinese inmates are executed when organs are needed for transplants. Men and women are imprisoned for their religious beliefs, and freedom of expression and assembly are severely limited. The list is unending.

The Obama Administration does no good for human rights in China by comparing the U.S. record to China’s abominable record. The Obama State Department apologizes for and confesses the imaginary crimes of our nation to a country whose record on human rights is pitiful.

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