Thank you, Granite State! The New Hampshire Senate yesterday joined the House in passing a resolution (full text below) proclaiming that “the state of New Hampshire fully supports the State of Arizona’s right to protect its borders and citizens” by passing its immigration law S.B. 1070.
The resolution’s path to passage was very contentious, with opponents testifying hysterically against it in both chambers, and Democrats trying all manner of procedural gimmicks to try and derail it – all in vain. House Concurrent Resolution 2 (HCR2) passed the Senate 15-9 last evening after slapping down an attempt by the Internal Affairs Committee, to kill it. The resolution has the effect of law.
It is an exceptional document, a testament to state rights and respect for the Constitution and rule of law, and legislators did their state, and all America proud with its passage.
We want to thank, in particular, Rep. Bruce Marcus (R) [Contact, Email] who authored the resolution, our many thousands of SWA-New Hampshire members who relentlessly pressed for the bill to be drafted and passed, and the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance, which worked hard to assist its passage.
If YOU also Stand With Arizona and against illegal immigration and amnesty, then please put your name where your heart is, and SIGN THE PETITION (HERE), as 150,000 have already done.
Here is the full text of the N.H. resolution:
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eleven
A RESOLUTION in support of the Arizona immigration law.
Whereas, the people of the State of Arizona have the right of security in their persons, freedoms, employment, financial future, and practice of religion; and
Whereas, the Constitution of the State of Arizona provides the people of Arizona with the right of security in their persons and freedoms; and
Whereas, Arizona did join with the several states in The Constitution for the United States of America to enjoy the security, prosperity, and liberty afforded by such an agreement; and
Whereas, The Constitution for the United States of America guarantees to the several states protection against invasion and domestic violence, those protections being expected of the Federal Government by the people of the State of Arizona; and
Whereas, the borders of the United States of America are being compromised by the illegal entry of immigrants from adjacent countries, that entry compromising the security and prosperity of the several states comprising The United States of America; and
Whereas, it is in the best interest of the State of Arizona to protect its borders and provide security and a strong economy for its citizens; and
Whereas, the security of the several states, of which the State of Arizona is a part, is being threatened by 4 to 10 million illegal aliens that crossed our southwestern border, of which as many as 19,500 illegal aliens are from terrorist countries, the millions of pounds of drugs, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, and marijuana that have crossed into the United States from the southern border; and
Whereas, the northward surge of illegal immigrants has now reached the States of Washington, Colorado, Kansas, North Carolina, Massachusetts and New Hampshire; and
Whereas, the financial future of the several states, of which the State of Arizona is a part, is being threatened by billions of dollars spent on welfare, healthcare, education, and incarceration of illegal aliens each year by state governments; and
Whereas, the intent of this resolution is to support Arizona’s Immigration Law SB1070, that achieves attrition of the presence of illegal aliens through enforcement of their public policy; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the state of New Hampshire fully supports the State of Arizona’s right to protect its borders and citizens; and
That the clerk of the New Hampshire House of Representatives shall forward signed copies of this resolution to the President of the United States of America, the President of the United States Senate, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, and the members of the New Hampshire congressional delegation so that they may be apprised of the sense of the citizens of New Hampshire in this matter.