By Raoul Lowery Contreras
Former Arizona State Senate President Russell Pearce was thrown out of office in a rare successful recall election last year. He is running in a new Senate district against a decent, intelligent, successful rival for the August GOP nomination for the District 25. Popular U.S. Senator John Kyle has nailed the final nail in Pearce’s political coffin by endorsing candidate Bob Worsley who, Kyle says, is a “solid conservative.”
Just in case, however, we need to discuss Pearce’s profound racism that he exhibits towards Mexicans, Mexican Americans and even legal day-visitors from Mexico spending money in Arizona and, worst of all, newborn babies. Babies born in the United States, natural born U.S. citizens with Mexican parentage are absolutely hated by Pearce.
The American Civil liberties Union (ACLU) has released e-mails written by then Senator Pearce that reflect profound hatred of Mexicans. The ACLU demanded all e-mails of Pearce’s while he was a state senator under Arizona’s “Freedom of Information” law. Let us see how Pearce really thinks.
After a protest march by 20,000 Hispanics in Phoenix, Pearce wrote: “[m]ost of the protestors are not legal citizens, legal residents, or even legal visitors in our country. They are illegal. They have no right to request or demand anything.” (Email from Sen. Pearce dated Apr. 6, 2006).
Question: Other than brown skins how would Pearce know that “most” of the protesters were in the U.S. illegally? He could not possibly know.
Pearce: “I’m a racist because . . . I don’t want to be taxed to pay for a prison population comprised of mainly Hispanics, Latinos, Mexicans or whatever else you wish to call them . . . I object to having to pay higher sales tax and property tax to build more schools for the illegitimate children of illegal aliens,.[I] want to deny citizenship to all anchor babies born in this country pre 2006 and here after . . . I object to corporation and municipalities spending billions to translate everything in Spanish.”
Question: What part of the Constitution’s 14th Amendment that declares that “all persons born or naturalized in the United States” are citizens, period, does Pearce not understand? How does he separate “illegitimate children of illegal aliens” from the illegitimate 30% or so of White babies or 70% of Black babies born? They are all Americans if born here. Just a note: Most immigration-hold prison inmates in Arizona or anywhere in the country exceed California’s 10%. So, how does semi-literate Pearce says prison populations are “mainly Hispanics?”
Pearce e-mail dated January 29, 2007, which reads in part:
The United States faces the greatest internal threat to its existence since the Civil War. It faces disintegration of its culture; of its language; of its cohesiveness as a nation of free people. It faces massive infusion of unrelenting poverty; of crime; of diseases; of civil violence; of corruption at all levels; and worst of all, the United States faces balkanization that will destroy the fabric of its ability to function as a peaceful nation.
WOW! We are doomed. The percentage of illegal residents in the country is currently contracting and is below 4% of the total 310 million people in America today. WOW! We are doomed. Thanks for the warning Mr. Pearce (can’t call him senator any longer because he was thrown out of office).
Same e-mail: “Last week, Denver’s illegal aliens sang our national anthem in Spanish and bastardized the words of OUR country’s most sacred song. Talk about audacious, arrogant and condescending!”
Pearce, same e-mail: “Tell me if you think they are becoming Americans. Ladies and gentlemen; this is an invasion by a foreign country.”
WOW! He should tell that to the almost 20% of the United States Marine combat arms that are either Mexican or Mexican American.
Pearce in the same e-mail: “(Then) Mexico’s Vicente Fox is no longer satisfied with the status quo. Battles commence as Mexican nationalists struggle to infuse their men into American government and strengthen control over their strongholds. One look at Los Angles (sic) with its Mexican-American mayor shows you Vicente Fox’s general Varigossa (sic) commanding an American city.”
L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa would be surprised to learn he commands anything and one has to say he probably never heard of Vicente Fox until he was elected President of Mexico. Villaraigosa and Fox don’t share any political philosophy.
Pearce: “They’ve started out as lawbreakers, they’re criminals. They have violated our law; they’ve trespassed in our nation. And they have attitudes.”
Howling-funny of the disgraced former state senator to declare that “They” have violated our laws, while he was fired from his job as Arizona Motor Vehicle director because he tolerated departmental law breaking, and as senator accepted $40,000 worth of illegal “gifts” from an admitted criminal who ran a criminal enterprise. That’s “attitude.”
Editors note: As with all postings on this blog which appear with a byline, the posting represents the author’s opinion and not the official position of Cafe Con Leche Republicans.
Raoul Lowery Contreras (1941) was born in Mexico, raised in the USA. Former U.S. Marine, athlete, Dean’s List at San Diego State. Professional political consultant and California Republican Party official(1963-65)…Television news commentator, radio talk show host…published Op-Ed writer (1988 to present)…author of 12 books (as of 1-05-12). His books are available on Amazon.com.