The famous picture of Arizona Governor Jan Brewer shaking her finger at President Barack Obama is both appropriate and deserved. In America, we don't have rulers entitled to the deference and obsequiousness other countries show to their kings; our elected officials are ordinary citizens whom we are free to criticize. Obama apparently took offense at the way Governor Brewer described her previous meeting with the President in the Oval Office. She said he had been "condescending," "patronizing," just wanted to lecture her instead of showing any willingness to hear Arizona's concerns about border problems, and didn't answer the Governor's five letters. Her description sounds authentic because that's exactly how he treated her when they met on the tarmac as he was campaigning for reelection.
The background of this meeting is the insulting way Obama is treating Arizona by suing that state for trying to enforce the laws against illegal aliens, withdrawing National Guardsmen from the Mexican border, initiating a federal investigation of the Maricopa County Sheriff, and the scandal of the Fast and Furious gun-sale operation.
The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the power of states to take steps to enforce laws against illegal immigration. The Supreme Court said OK to the Arizona Legal Workers Act, which requires Arizona employers to use the E-Verify system to confirm that a new employee is lawfully in the United States. Obama is now having his Justice Department sue Arizona to try to get the court to strike down another Arizona law which authorizes police to question people about their immigration status if the police have reason to believe the person is an illegal alien.
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