Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Supreme Court ruling on Arizona's immigration Law Sb 1070

On Monday The Supreme court ruled on Arizona's immigration law Sb 1070. The court struck down 3 of the 4 provisions of the law. It kept in place the right of police officers to ask for a persons immigration status while enforcing other laws. The law originally came into place in 2010 when it was signed by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer.

I agree that we should be more pro active when trying to deport illegals immigrants. At the same time I totally understand how it could offend legal citizens when law enforcement assumes that your are in our country illegally. So where is the middle ground how can we come together and find an a solution that both sides can live with. In my opinion Its more beneficial for Republicans and Democrats not to come together and work with each other because it gets their base fired up and rallying behind them. Politics today  has become more about staying in power then actually solving problems that our country has to overcome. 

Monday, June 25, 2012

Syrian President Al-Assad seems to be losing his hold on Syria

I think we have the best news in Months coming out of Syria today. It's being reported by Turkish media that 33 Syrian Soldiers have defected into Turkey in the last day. Included in the 33 were a General and two Colonels. If Al-Assad loses his military he will have less power to assert control over the citizens of Syria. He will still has strength threw his connections with Iran but it's a big show of symbolism if his legitimate army is defecting. Hopefully this is the beginning of the end of his regime but what will fill the vacuum of power next ? Just as we have seen in Egypt and Libya it's never just as easy as getting rid of the bad guy. The leader who comes in next could be worse.