The political barometer in the state of Arizona has become stormy as another recall petition has been filed within a two week period. The Arizona Republic reports that a community organization called “Arizonans for Better Government” filed the paperwork with the Secretary of State’s Office Thursday afternoon, saying they will seek as many as 15,000 signatures as part of their recall effort to recall Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce. The group filed its petition with the Secretary of State’s office on grounds his “overt disdain for the United States Constitution” thus pitting him against the group’s call to remove him from office. The group, described as representatives of the Latino Republicans in the state filed the recall position after it was gleaned two state lawmakers filed pending legislation that would challenge the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and its content on “natural citizenship” as children born on U.S. soil or territory. A group spokesperson said “To try to make innocent babies pay is just not right,” The persona added “His name may not be on these bills, but we believe he is responsible for it, encouraging it and pulling the strings on it.” The group will need to collect 7,756 signatures by May 27. 
Less than a week ago, Pima County elections officials cleared the way for the recall of Sheriff Dupnik, when it determined that someone who lives outside Pima County “could start up a recall effort against a county official.” The newspaper further reports that County Elections Director Brad Nelson told the “Arizona Daily Star Baltes has filed the appropriate paperwork, and he can now gather signatures on recall petitions Just as recent as last week, the political rhetoric and vitriolic mood continues in Arizona as a Utah man, Dan Baltes, an activist for Americans Against Immigration Amnesty wants to begin the process to recall Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik. The Arizona Republic reports in their story that “Baltes says he started the recall after hearing frustration and anger from many people about Dupnik’s statements after the Tucson shootings.” Mr. Baltes lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. It appears Mr. Baltes is addressing the sheriff’s comments on the day of the Tucson tragedy and said that the way it was handled “spurred the decision” to begin the recall process. It is estimated that at least 91,000 signatures of Pima County residents will be required to put the issue of this recall on the ballot.
In one of my recent articles written about the Arizona lawmakers being in Washington DC to participate in an issue related to this story, there is no doubt this matter will be close to the heart of the heartland. Media sources report “The issue at hand is automatic citizenship given to children born in the United States of parents who are in this country illegally, which is a provision of the 14th Amendment. Arizona is one of 14 states that plan to introduce legislation that will force the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit the issue.” Exclaiming out loudly to the press this is their strategy, there is no doubt the press will follow this matter closely. The question, to pass legislation to deny citizenship to the parents who are in the United States illegally and “birthing” children, is based on the theory that these children are draining the social eco systems of the states thus depleting their social supportive funds. These same lawmakers are claiming that the cares of these children are creating a deficit that is up to this point, asserted to be unmanageable. Although the rationale of wanting to control and limit the constant drain of their social support systems looks as if it is reasonable, the manner of approaching this problem may be one of the most controversial tactics to date. It is suspected these bills are being introduced to provide a legal path to the U.S. Supreme Court to challenge the 14th Amendment and get the court to determine once and for all, the intention of the law as it is written.