Is Jan Brewer, Arizona Governor, trying to usurp the powers of the federal government?

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  • 9 years ago
    Best Answer

    Jan Brewer, who became Governor when Janet Napolitano became Sec. of Homeland Security, wants to be elected Governor this November.

    She, with the backing of the Republican controlled State legislature, is using illegal immigration as their vehicle to win the election.

  • John H
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    It would seem to me and almost everyone with just a little bit of brains that the Governor is filling a vacuum, not usurping a power.

    Should the state eliminate anti-drug laws because the Fed has them?

    Should the state eliminate laws agains bank robery and kidnapping because the Fed outlaws them?

    Let's go for reality, people.

  • 9 years ago

    Well yeah, unless she is completely ignorant of the Supremacy Clause (which states that federal law is the law of the land) and the Commerce Clause (which states that the regulation of goods and/or people across state and national boundaries is federal jurisdiction) of the US Constitution.

    It doesn't take a Constitutional scholar to see that she overstepped her authority as governor.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    She is tired of being overrun by illegal Mexicans that cause crime, take jobs (although Americans don't want those jobs but illegals allow the employer to abuse them), have "anchor babies" that cost American tax dollars (although not nearly enough to really make a difference in the Nati. Debt/Deficit), while the Federal Govt. does nothing to aid her. I think Napolatino called for 22 National Guards men to aid the border of AZ when she was Governor, and the Fed. has done little address the issue... interestingly enough. Napolatino is now the HLS Secretary, so... that isn't good.

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  • 9 years ago

    The Federal government has long been usurping state's rights.

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