Wednesday, 5. May 2010 7:00
We know America is in trouble when a bunch of NBA players- most of whom have never finished college- are trying to influence the immigration laws of this country.
Next thing you know, actors like Sean Penn will be telling us what a great guy Fidel Castro is, and Leonardo Di Caprio will become the new expert on global warming.
Yes folks, the players of the NBA, the same geniuses who need a yearly lecture on the use of condoms to prevent AIDS, have decided to take a stand against Arizona’s recently passed immigration bill. I would venture to guess that most of these guys have no idea what the bill even says.
In fact, I would wager money that the majority of these players couldn’t name the 3 branches of government nor tell us how a bill is passed.
The Phoenix Suns have decided “in a show of solidarity toward Latinos” to wear “Los Suns” jerseys on the Cinco de Mayo (May 5th for those of you who speak English). According to ESPN, the NBA players association (the players’ union) “released a statement criticizing Arizona’s immigration law and praising the Suns for the gesture.”
“We applaud the actions of Phoenix Suns players and management and join them in taking a stand against the misguided efforts of Arizona lawmakers,” the NBAPA said. “We are consulting with our members and our player leadership to determine the most effective way for our union to continue to voice our opposition to this legislation.”
So the NBA players association wants to allow illegals to break the law? They want to see the kidnappings and drug dealings in Arizona continue? They want to perpetuate the policies which tie the hands of law enforcement?
Wow, what an upstanding organization.
Hey, I wonder if they’re aware that the drug cartels have now set down roots in over 20 U.S. cities.
The Phoenix Suns General Manager, Steve Kerr, was the brains behind wearing the jerseys. “What we’re focusing on is we want to celebrate the diversity that exists in our state and the diversity that exists in the NBA, make sure that people understand that we know what’s going on and we don’t agree with the law itself. This isn’t a huge political stand as much as it is just a celebration of diversity.”
Really Steve? Then why did you say that you “don’t agree with the law”?
Phoenix’s star center, Amare Stoudemire, said, “It’s going to be great to wear Los Suns to let the Latin community know that we’re behind them 100 percent.”
Amare went to six high schools before he finally graduated. Enough said.
Steve Nash, the Sun’s point guard, threw in his two cents: “I think the law is very misguided. I think it’s, unfortunately, to the detriment of our society and our civil liberties. I think it’s very important for us to stand up for things we believe in.”
Did I mention that Steve Nash is from Canada?
So we’re supposed to listen to a guy from Canada telling Americans about their civil liberties?
Do any of these men have a brain? The Arizona illegal immigration law has nothing to do with diversity or racism or season tickets or civil liberties for Americans. It has to do with illegal activity. Every person who walked across our border illegally has willingly broken the law, and should be held accountable.
Actions have consequences.
There’s a reason that 70% of Americans support this bill. You see, for those who bother to get informed, the new law simply reinforces existing law, giving law enforcement the power to question immigration status of those who are engaged in illegal activity. They do not have the power to stop someone on the street and “ask them for their papers” as has been spread by liberal news organizations. It simply gives them the power to do their job- and keep Americans safe.
I’m wondering when the Suns will wear the armbands to show solidarity toward the rancher who was killed by the illegal immigrant who crossed the border onto his land? When will they wear the show of support for the border officer who was recently killed by an illegal? When will they wear jerseys to stand up for those in Phoenix who are kidnapped by drug cartels or those who are killed everyday in traffic accidents by illegals who are driving without a license?
When will the Players’ Union support the legal citizens who buy tickets and support their team?
Oh, this isn’t exclusive to basketball. Rev. Jesse Jackson is calling for major league baseball to move next year’s All-Star Game from Phoenix because he doesn’t like the new law. Other liberal cities and organizations are telling folks to boycott the Arizona Diamondback baseball games when they come to their town.
Explain to me how boycotting a baseball game is going to keep Americans safe.
And since when do national sports teams think that they have a right to influence state law, especially one that is supported by 70% of the people?
…Many of whom are their season ticket holders.
If the NBA was smart, they wouldn’t join in with the communist organizations who have organized revolutionary protests nor would they speak out against their government’s attempt to keep them safe. Their fan base is down and many of their teams are currently losing money. Instead of getting politically involved they would simply hand down four words of advice from the front office to the coaches and players around the league.
Shut up and play.
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