by Sher Zieve
Arizona Congressional Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), a former Green Party member, has proposed a law that would stop US citizens from protecting their property and lives from illegal aliens who cross the US-Mexico border. Although directed at the citizen organization The Minutemen Civil Defense Corps, Sinema’s proposed HB2286 states that “domestic terrorism” shall include: “An individual or group of individuals commits domestic terrorism if the individual or group of individuals are not affiliated
with a local, state or federal law enforcement entity and associate with another individual or group of individuals as an organization, group, corporation or company for the purpose of patrolling to detect alleged illegal activity or to individually patrol for the purpose of detecting alleged illegal activity and if the individual or group of individuals is armed with a firearm or other weapon.”
As her proposal includes all “individuals”, those US citizens attempting to protect their properties and families from the illegal hordes (which comprise both drug dealers and other illegal aliens) would be tried in a court of law and sentenced to jail time. The legislation further states: “If the court sentences the defendant [US citizen] to a term of probation, the court shall order that as an initial condition of probation the defendant be imprisoned in the county jail for a period of not
less than six months. This jail term of incarceration shall not be deferred, deleted or otherwise suspended and shall commence on the date of sentencing. This subsection does not apply to persons who are sentenced to serve a period of incarceration in the state department of corrections.” If passed, this will be a Class 5 felony. No statutes against the drug dealers and illegals have been proposed by Sinema. With the recent decision by our liberal courts against US Border Patrol Agents Jose
Compean and Ignacio Ramos, and the granting of immunity to Mexican drug dealer Osvaldo Aldrete Davila for his testimony against the agents, common sense and the law have finally and perhaps inexorably been turned upside-down. The US Border Patrol Agents are in jail for doing their jobs and a drug dealer is still free to practice his trade. Does this make any sense, common or otherwise, at all?
What Sinema is effectively saying is that she supports illegal immigrants over legal US citizens. And what she has effectively done is sided with Mexican drug dealers and illegals (including terrorists) crossing our border. For some time, Sinema has been trying to shut down the Minutemen citizens’ organization and calls them “scary.” Apparently, however, she doesn’t view either drug smugglers or those crossing illegally in the millions across our border that way. And, should this bill be
passed, US citizens will no longer be allowed to advise the US Border Patrol of illegal border crossings-leaving the border less protected than it already is. The Minutemen have helped-not hindered. With the New Leftist Democrat Congress in control, I have no doubt that this new suppression of rights will spread to other states-and soon.
Responding to Sinema’s proposed bill, Minutemen leader Chris Simcox said: “Her bill would render all neighborhood watch groups illegal, as well as the Guardian Angels. And anyone who is not sponsored or sanctioned by a law enforcement agency would be deemed to be illegal.” Note: This, of course, includes ALL US citizens.
With the plethora of new anti-free speech legislations proposed by Democrats, we have been sternly warned. Chillingly, Stalinism has been resurrected and is alive and well in the United States of America.
Sher Zieve is a staff writer for the New Media Alliance, Inc. The New Media Alliance is a non-profit (501c3) national coalition of writers, journalists and grass-roots media outlets