Monday, February 14, 2011

Radio Message Warns Iowans of Rep. Steve King's Threat to Constitution

A radio campaign launching today (February 14) will ask Iowa listeners to call Rep. Steven King, R-Iowa and urge him to leave the Constitution alone.

Airing on four Iowa stations, the radio spots say that Rep. King's legislative efforts will undermine the Constitution that guarantees citizenship to those born in the United States.

from AlterNet (1/6/11): Birthright citizenship -- that part of the 14th Amendment that automatically grants citizenship to those born on US soil -- is at stake in a new bill introduced yesterday by Steve King (R-Iowa). The Tea Party rep wants to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to “requires that only the children of citizens, legal immigrants permanently living in the country or immigrants in the military, be granted citizenship,” reports Politico.
According to the Reverend David L. Ostendorf of the Center for New Community, "King’s actions to undermine the Constitution reach far beyond his Iowa district. His actions affect every community and state in the nation. Millions of Americans would be caught up in a government bureaucracy to verify their birthplace. It would be a government nightmare."

The radio campaign will air on stations WHO-AM (Des Moines), KFAB-AM (Council Bluffs/Omaha), KSCI-AM (Sioux City) and KWMT-AM (Fort Dodge).

The Center for New Community is a national organization representing many faith traditions. It works with local leaders and institutions to defend democracy, empower communities and promote equality.

According to Ostendorf: "The people of Iowa and the nation need to be concerned. Representative King treats the Constitution as if it is a document to be edited and changed according to his own personal view of the world."

No citizenship of any particular nation or Congressional district is required to participate in this Facebook page: Steve King, U.S. Representative from Iowa's 5th District, is a Noncompoop. Anyone with a registered Facebook account may join.


One Fly said...

Hi Billie- I look at the Register every morning and have seen nothing. Of course it is less than just a shell of it's self. So good on the people here doing this. takes money and most of us guys don't have enough. Glad I saw this-thanks!

Border Explorer said...

Thanks, One Fly. The Register--yeah, it went the way of corporate media. But even without money, you and I do what we can to speak our truth. I sure appreciate your uncovering news nuggets I don't find other places.

One Fly said...

I'm confused as to why John Tanton
would be on the side of this issue.

Vicente Duque said...

Southern Poverty Law Center : Big Study on the Great Economic Cost, the Social and Political damage done to communities by Anti-Immigrant Legislations - Fortunately the SB1070 copycats are failing everywhere - The Big Cost of Nativist Legislation

Leave Anti-Immigration in the Desert ! - The Racists that are agitating the nation and how their legislations are failing after leaving a "Trail of Tears".

Racists, Nazis, Ku Klux Klan, Skinheads, White Supremacists, etc .... are hiding behind a lot of Hot Incendiary Rhetoric.

The SB1070 copycats have failed in Nevada, Colorado and Wyoming - In Florida the SB1070 clone is facing increasing opposition from the Hospitality Industry, Hotels, Tourism, Hospitals, the Agriculture Industry, Landscaping and Gardening. All of them strongly oppose the SB1070 copycat.

This is a Big and Voluminous Report of Southern Poverty Law Center : Municipal Anti-Immigrant Laws Hurting Economies and Communities

The result is costly lawsuits and sharply divided communities. The economic and community backlash that can follow the enactment of these laws - The price of such legislation is quite high.

Requiring local police to enforce federal immigration laws has grave consequences because it is diverted from its normal work against criminals. The towns SPLC surveyed in Pennsylvania, Missouri, Texas and Nebraska, along with the entire state of Arizona, have spent millions of dollars defending these laws without success. To raise legal fees in a tight economy, some communities increased property taxes and cut personnel. Increased tension and violence in towns that had previously been peaceful, the report says.

Kris Kobach, the Kansas Secretary of State and former legal chief for an anti-immigrant advocacy organization, has built a business empire of persecution and hatred, by this means he increases his personal fortune.

These racists want to rewrite the U. S. Constitution from the States and small Towns.

Southern Poverty Law Center
When Mr Krish Kobach comes to town
Nativist Laws and the Communities that they damage
A special Report from the Southern Poverty Law Center
Montgomery, Alabama
January 2011

When Mr Kris Kobach comes to town