Tuesday, August 31, 2010

State Department Stands By Decision to Include Arizona in U.N. Human Rights Report

The State Department included a Justice Department lawsuit against Arizona's immigration law into a United Nations human rights report to show how U.S. rule of law can be an example to the world, a State Department spokesman said Monday.

Spokesman P.J. Crowley said the Arizona immigration law included in an Aug. 20 report to the U.N. high commissioner on rights came up during the preparation period, when teams went around the country gathering ideas for the report.

Crowley said Secretary of State Hillary Clinton included the dispute in the report because she thought the U.S. could serve as "a model" to other nations.

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday demanded that a reference to the law be removed from the State Department report on ways the federal government is protecting human rights.

It is "downright offensive" that a state law would be included in the report, Brewer, a Republican nearly guaranteed re-election as a result of the legal dispute, wrote to Clinton.

"The idea of our own American government submitting the duly enacted laws of a state of the United States to 'review' by the United Nations is internationalism run amok and unconstitutional," she said.

On Monday, she described the situation as "nationalism run amok."

There was more to this story, but I did not copy it to this post. I love this Gov. more and more, and this makes me want to move to Az. even more than I did before.

1 comment:

jules said...

That's right, we want to show the other nations that we mean business. If a so called "free" state gets out of line, like trying to protect its own citizens by enacting a law that only mimics what the government should already be doing, we will sue it and bash it down until they conform with our socialist, I mean democratic ways.

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