The Boycott Clause

Full disclosure: I only sent the following letter to the Republican leadership of the AZ State Senate and House.


Letter to the Arizona State Senate and House of Representatives:

For the past two months I have been reading about city, county, state and the federal governments all launching their own private economic war against our state of Arizona.

S.B. 1070 has been called “unconstitutional…basically unconstitutional and flawed” by the unindicted governor of New Mexico. He failed to cite what about the law was unconstitutional or flawed or if he had read it.

Our law is currently being challenged by our federal government. I still haven’t heard if Attorney General Eric Holder has added our law to his reading list. Even former Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano said that she hadn’t read the law before she condemned it. 

Last week a geographically challenged County Supervisor from Milwaukee Wisconsin, Peggy West, was seeking to jump onboard the boycott Arizona bandwagon by reasoning, “If this was Texas, which is a state that is directly on the border with Mexico, and they were calling for a measure like this saying that they had a major issue with undocumented people flooding the borders, I would have to look twice at this. But this is a state that is a ways removed from the border.”  If she wouldn’t look up Arizona on a U.S. map, do you think she read the law before calling for yet another boycott of Arizona?

These people are not reading the law and still insist on condemning it and causing economic hardship to our state and its citizens.

I’m an Arizonan and I will not sit back and watch as people from other states declare economic and legal war against us for merely trying to protect our citizens and to mandate that current immigration laws be enforced.

My view of this law is that it is anti-sanctuary not anti-immigration. This law is not doing anything against illegal aliens that the federal immigration laws have not done for the past seventy years. It does have provisions in the law which will fine and suspend the license of business owners for hiring illegal aliens. The second offense will result in the permanent revocation of their business license. Seems harsh but this punishment is not cruel and unusual, it is just. 

No sanctuary will be given to the illegal immigrants crashing our border looking for work and no quarter will be given to businesses who hire them. 

The time has come for our state government to defend our economic rights. I suggest that we adopt or build on the following item.

“The Boycott Clause”, a new mandatory “in kind” provision for all bidders incorporated in states other than Arizona. This provision will automatically eliminate any bidders from cities, counties or states currently engaged in a boycott of Arizona.

This “in kind” approach will be in effect as soon as the motion or vote to boycott is carried. This should give any government pause before they decide to make political capital at our expense.

Our state can longer just stand by and continue to take these cheap shots from out-of-state governments. Arizonan’s want S.B. 1070 to take effect in July and are confident that it will provide some relief from the overwhelming fiscal drain caused by the illegal population in our state.


About FishyGov

Practicing Independent Conservative and recovering Liberal celebrating 20 years of political sobriety.

2 thoughts on “The Boycott Clause

  1. I hope that every American, regardless of where he lives, will stop and examine his conscience about this and other related incidents. This Nation was founded by men of many nations and backgrounds. It was founded on the principle that all men are created equal, and that the rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened. All of us ought to have the right to be treated as he would wish to be treated, as one would wish his children to be treated, but this is not the case.

    I know the proponents of this law say that the majority approves of this law, but the majority is not always right. Would women or non-whites have the vote if we listen to the majority of the day, would the non-whites have equal rights (and equal access to churches, housing, restaurants, hotels, retail stores, schools, colleges and yes water fountains) if we listen to the majority of the day? We all know the answer, a resounding, NO!

    Today we are committed to a worldwide struggle to promote and protect the rights of all who wish to be free. In a time of domestic crisis men of good will and generosity should be able to unite regardless of party or politics and do what is right, not what is just popular with the majority. Some men comprehend discrimination by never have experiencing it in their lives, but the majority will only understand after it happens to them.

    • If I’m reading your comment correctly, you seem to be saying that you are for open borders and against immigration laws protecting our borders.

      Are you for boycotting Arizona?

      Who are the “we” you mentioned were committed to a worldwide struggle to promote and protect the rights of all who wish to be free?

      I wish to be free from the drug cartels and human smuggling organizations that crash our southern border. Generosity is not my strong suit when someone is breaking laws to enter my country or has their hand in my pockets demanding their rights to spend what I have earned.

      My goodwill resides with the murder victims on our southern border, the border agents who are pelted by rocks thrown by human traffickers and with law enforcement officers who have been shot by drug runners.

      What you comprehend as discrimination I comprehend as the enforcement of our existing laws. The laws must be enforced in order to stop this ongoing invasion from another country.

      Free speech seems to be popular with the majority of our citizens also. Have we got that one wrong too?

      Free speech is guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution and it also states that the federal government is mandated to secure our borders. Did the writers of the Constitution get that wrong? I think I’ll go along with the Constitution on the secure border issue and the laws that strengthens our border security.

      I care not who immigrates to the United States of America as long as they do it legally.

      We are a nation of laws. If you do not like the laws, change them but don’t ask us to ignore them for your convenience.

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