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This is a must-watch.  People who repeat the fallacious sound bite that “same-sex marriage” won’t impact you are either wildly misinformed or malicious.  Watch and see just how many far-reaching effects this has had on Massachussetts.

Take Them A Meal — This is a really clever, time-saving site that our church uses when coordinating meals for people during illnesses, births, deaths, etc.  This isn’t a ministry I’m involved in, but I appreciate how much more effective and efficient it would be to use something like this.  It makes it easy to sign up, get reminders, know about allergies and preferences, and more.

Pyromaniacs: Seeing yourself as a disciple, and the difference it makes

Spread the word. Make it loud, plain, and inescapable: if you’re a real Christian, you’re a student. Your priority is to get taught, and to learn. It is to learn the words of God.

And if you’re not being a student, you’re not being a Christian.

It’s definitional.

Not optional.

And it should affect how we approach church selection, organization, and involvement.

Killing Christians Is the Way to Martyrdom – The Shocking Message Being Taught in Pakistan’s Schools — Does the mainstream media tell you about this?

Man Gets 25 Years After Raping His Daughter, Taking Her for Abortion to Hide Crime — Keep this in mind when those argue for rape and incest exceptions for abortion.  Among other reasons, killing the innocent child often hides the crimes and results in more trauma for the victims.  Planned Parenthood has been caught doing this countless times.

An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments — an easy to read primer on how to think and write more carefully.

Hijacking Back Your Brain from Porn — an important message — take it as a recovery tool or a cautionary tale.

65,000+ Reddit users flock to forum founded by atheist to quit pornography, masturbation — Even the atheists are seeing how harmful it is to deviate from God’s ideals for sex.

19 facts about illegal immigration — go read ’em all.  Amnesty will be an even bigger disaster than what we have currently.  It is basic economics that you get more of what you subsidize.

The following are 19 very disturbing facts about illegal immigration that every American should know…

#1 57 percent of all households that are led by an immigrant (legal or illegal) are enrolled in at least one welfare program.

#2 According to one study, the cost to U.S. taxpayers of legalizing current illegal immigrants would be approximately 6.3 trillion dollars over the next 50 years.

#3 The Obama administration has distributed flyers that tell illegal immigrants that their immigration status will not be checked when they apply for food stamps.

#4 The Department of Homeland Security says that it has lost track of a million people that have entered this country but that appear never to have left.

#5One out of every five children living in Los Angeles County has a parent that is in the country illegally.

Why the Left really wants immigration “reform”

*False teachers like Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” Wallis have a steady stream of pro-amnesty pieces pretending that illegal immigration is a good thing (they tip their hands by never acknowledging that the immigration they are advancing is indeed illegal).  They even try to prop it up by saying that the church needs it.  But the Holy Spirit does not require illegal immigration to do his work.

The article in bold conflated legal and illegal immigration. I shouldn’t have to point out the difference. The immigration “reform” is basically an open borders policy deliberately pushed by the Left to create what they hope will be a permanent Democrat voting block. Don’t take my word for it, listen to what the former head of ACORN and an SIEU union executive have to say via Left-Wingers Push Immigration Reform to Create Permanent Voting Block & ‘Boost Black Power’

Many in the media and the left claim that it is absurd when people say that the only reason Democrats care about amnesty is so that they can get millions of instant Democrat voters, but not every leftist tries to hide behind that lie. Some leftists, Like ACORN’s Bertha Lewis, are telling the truth.

Lewis spoke to last week’s Congressional Black Caucus conference and noted that immigration reform should be used to “boost black power.”

Lewis, the former head of the criminal group ACORN, told her audience that all the new minorities that will be sudden citizens with amnesty will become a new, permanent governing majority that she and the black power structure can control.

“[Minorities] need to get together because if we’re going to be [part of the non-white] majority, it makes sense for black people in this country to get down with immigration reform,” Lewis insisted keeping her attention only on non-white Americans.

“Everyone, even all white folks in this country, acknowledge that in a minute, [the] United States of America will be a new majority, will be majority minority, a brand-new thing,” she said.

Working up her best hatemongering, race baiting, Lewis went on saying, “for the first time ever in history, African-Americans outvoted white Americans. Oooh. That’s the fear of the white man. That could change everything. That’s why [immigration] should matter to us…”

There is something a bit self-delusional about this elation from Lewis. The millions of sudden new American voters that will be created by amnesty are Latinos. Lewis imagines that her black caucus will be able to control those new millions.

I think she may find that her black “leaders” will be eclipsed by new leaders from the Latino community. Why does she think they will all just file in behind the moribund black leadership? I think she’s fooling herself.

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Don’t let anyone lie to you folks. Immigration “reform” means a permanent Democrat majority.

It is hard to believe that the Congressional Black Caucus would look at black unemployment rates — which have gotten disproportionately worse under Obama’s policies — and think that bringing in millions of Mexicans to consume jobs and benefits will help blacks.  Of course, if they really wanted to help blacks they wouldn’t vote for Democrats.

Yes, some people are illegal

Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” Wallis is good at disingenuous sound bites, such as his faux centrist bumper sticker saying that “God is not a Republican . . . or a Democrat” while he and his group hold extreme Left views.

Now he is back to the No One is “Illegal” bit.  When people are in a country illegally they are illegal aliens.  Word-smithing games do nothing to disprove that.  Wallis should check out Romans 13 and start obeying God.  Protecting our borders does not violate God’s laws so Christians should obey the law of the land.

Illegal immigration = the ultimate outsourcing

Think about it.  The real objection to companies shifting jobs to other countries isn’t the location of the jobs, it is the move from U.S. citizens*  to non-U.S. citizens.  If the jobs went overseas to U.S. citizens I doubt people would object.

So what happens with illegal immigration?  Non-U.S. citizens take the jobs of U.S. citizens and consume far more resources than they contribute.  At least the Indian guy on the support desk isn’t demanding that you fund the medical and education costs for him and his family, and he isn’t committing crimes in this country.

The great irony is that open border Leftists like Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” Wallis are the ones who claim to care about the poor.  But the illegal immigrants drive down the wages of the poor in this country and take many of their jobs.  What kind of “social justice” is that?

If anyone objects to outsourcing of U.S. jobs – and most people seem to — do a consistency check and ask them their views on illegal immigration.  Be sure to gently point out any inconsistencies.

*or guests in the U.S. — i.e., people who have the proper immigration approvals

False teacher fallacies — illegal immigration style

False teacher Chuck “Jesus is not the only way to salvation” Currie sounds just like Obama’s top religious (not Christian) advisor, Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” Wallis.  Both use one fallacy after another when talking about illegal immigration, starting with the fact that neither can bring themselves to mention the word “illegal.”

In Chuck’s latest piece, Arizona Mural Dispute: Erasing People From History, Chuck makes up things as he goes.

The story would be shocking if it didn’t come from Arizona where the governor seems to be channeling George Wallace circa 1968:

Of course, he never even tries to demonstrate how enforcing Federal laws about illegal immigrants is even remotely racist.  And the finger-wagging from a lily white community like Portland where they have all sorts of institutional ways to keep minorities out is beyond hypocritical.

I wonder how much Chuck & Co. personally do to help states like Arizona.  Do they help clean up the human waste and trash left behind by the illegals?  Do they have plans to deal with the terrorists, criminals and drugs that come over the sieve of a border?  Do they provide relocation and jobs for those displaced by the cheap workforce from Mexico?  Do they contribute to pay for the education and medical care for all these illegal entrants?  Of course not.

But when people like Chuck and Jim have no arguments they predictably play the race card.

We take that original assertion of equality and later counter-assertion of inequality as encapsulating visually the central claim of this book in terms of Christianity itself. The authentic and historical Paul, author of the seven New Testament letters he actually wrote, held that within Christian communities, it made no difference whether one entered as a Christian Jew or a Christian pagan, as a Christian man or a Christian woman, as a Christian freeborn or a Christian slave. All were absolutely equal with each other. But in 1 Timothy, a letter attributed to Paul by later Christians but not actually written by him, women are told to be silent in church and pregnant at home (2:8-15). And a later follower of Paul inserted in 1 Corinthians that it is shameful for women to speak in church but correct to ask their husbands for explanations at home (14:33-36).

This is a sure sign of a false teacher: Claiming that the word of God is not the word of God.  Chuck is another just a teacher of Dalmatian Theology, where they claim that the Bible is only inspired in spots and they they are inspired to spot the spots.

The best lesson we could teach America’s children as the school year ends is that all people are of equal worth, no matter what Governor Jan Brewer or Councilman Steve Blair think.

That’s odd for Chuck to play the “equal worth” card, considering how pro-abortion he is.  That is the process that truly “erases” people.  People like Chuck and Jim support legalized abortion and argue against restrictions against it. They were wildly in favor of Obamacare and its taxpayer-funded abortions. They were willing to risk the whole package instead of pushing for the Stupak Amendment. They are pro-abortion, not pro-choice or pro-life.

It is so morbidly ironic for them to play the race card when they support the abortion industry that kill blacks at a rate three times that of whites and Hispanics at a rate double that of whites. That’s real racism, and it is deadly.

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Hope you all have magnificent weekends!  On Saturday I have a Kairos Prison Ministry visit in the morning and tickets to the Houston Ballet at night (always an interesting juxtaposition).  On Sunday I’m starting a series on Decision Making and Will of God for the youth at church.  It is one of my all-time favorite lessons to teach – solidly biblical and immensely practical for all ages.  Please pray for open minds!

Nice start for the Lakers.  Hope they keep the intensity up. 

I’ve been a Beatles fan for 35 years, but was disappointed in Paul McCartney’s pathetic dig at President Bush.  As with many performers I like much of his art but hate his politics.  Just shut up and sing / act / etc.

Ann Coulter with some excellent points on the politics of illegal immigration.  Short version: Republicans should quit pandering and enforce laws, because the voter impact is roughly zero.

The media have been crowing that Republicans will lose the Hispanic vote forever if they support enforcing laws against illegal immigration, such as the Arizona law. To great fanfare, a poll was released last week showing that 67 percent of Hispanics oppose the Arizona law.

The headline on that poll should have been: "One-Third of Hispanics Support Arizona Immigration Law Despite Frantic Media Campaign to Convince Them It’s a Racist Plot Against Hispanics."

Incidentally, 67 percent of Hispanics also vote Democrat. The exact same percentage of Hispanics who oppose the Arizona law voted for Obama over John McCain — who was championing amnesty for illegals.

Suck up to Hispanics with insane amnesty proposals; get one out of three Hispanic voters. Do the right thing and defend the country’s borders; get one out of three Hispanic voters. … Promise to make every Tuesday "Ladies’ Night"; get one out of three Hispanic voters. Offer them a choice between "Extra Crispy" and "Original Recipe"; get one out of three Hispanic voters.

Indeed, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released on Tuesday, only 52 percent of Hispanics oppose the law, while 37 percent support it. In other words, more Hispanics support the Arizona law (37 percent) than voted for John McCain (31 percent) -– which is the strongest argument for amnesty I’ve heard in my entire life.

The New York Times’ Linda Greenhouse recently compared the Arizona law to Hitler’s policies toward the Jews. You remember how Jews were constantly sneaking across the border into Nazi Germany?

Beware of Leftists Bearing Rhetoric – so accurate on so many levels.  Read and enjoy.  Here’s a sample:

The rhetoric of global warming vs. the reality of falsified data, politicized science, obfuscation, Big Environment, and weather patterns that, er, refuse to cooperate with climate prognostications.

The rhetoric of altruistic socialism vs. the reality of socialism’s inherent selfishness and de-moralizing effects on the human soul and psyche.

The rhetoric of principled abortion rights and reproductive choice vs. the reality of unwanted unborn humans chewed up like twigs under a lawn mower.

The rhetoric of gentle, dignified Islam hijacked by anomalous extremists vs. the reality of Islam an inherently violence-oriented religion from the get-go.

The rhetoric of gay equality vs. the reality that same-sex union at its "best" is morally, medically, socially, and psychologically unequal to the best union of a man and a woman resulting in children growing up to know the love of their father and their mother and having the deepest longings of their dear hearts fulfilled.

The lesson?

Beware of leftists bearing rhetoric. Leftist rhetoric consists of how they would wish the world to be. It is delusional. The facts on the ground are conservative. And, within those facts, there is plenty of room to act with love, compassion, and mercy — as we are called by God to do.

But compassion and delusion are mutually exclusive categories.

Glenn on the Unity School of Christianity — from his great series on various cults.  I am friends with an old woman I used to work with who belongs to that cult.  It is so bizarre – basically Hinduism with a Christian veneer and so many truth-is-relative claims your head may explode.  One minute they can be completely rational and in the next they’ll explain how you can create your own reality and that opposite statements can both be true.  She’ll complain about slights done to her and recoil over animal abuse then turn around and claim that sin and evil are illusions.  Sure. 

President Obama has worked non-stop on the oil spill, just as he claimed, other than these minor breaks:

  • Two days of media events (White House Correspondents Dinner and a tête a tête with Bono)
  • Three days of fundraising
  • Four commemorations
  • Six days of vacation
  • Six days of campaigning
  • Six sports events
  • Seven days of golf

No one expects any President to have a “singular” focus on one issue at a time; this job requires a multi-tasker.  But we do expect some focus on the job.

Obama’s response to the spill has been a combination of incompetence, apathy and exploitation of a crisis to further his socialist agenda – because you know the answer just has to be a vast expansion of government control instead of fixes to the obvious gaps. 

LA students to be taught that AZ immigration law is un-American – pathetic, but unsurprising.

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Immigration roundup

No, not that kind of roundup.  Just a collection of excellent articles on the topic.

First, Got Questions has a good summary of the Bible and illegal immigration.

Here’s the text of Arizona SB 1070.  Opponents of it would be wise to actually read it and explain precisely why it is racist, Nazi-like, etc.  It mirrors the Federal law and apparently a California law as well.

The speech of the Mexican president is one of the most hypocritical acts I’ve ever seen and the reaction of some of the Democrats was treasonous.  This guy sends us his poorest people and criminals and gets money in return.  No conflict of interest there, eh?  Republicans should make commercials of the Democrats cheering this phony and play them daily until November.

How about if Arizona adopted Mexico’s border policy?

Hey, Cuba opposes the law so the Democrats are in good company there.

James White had a good summary about Arizona’s SB 1070 immigration law and its relation to the Ergun Caner topic.  Watch which sides focus on facts and logic and which just play to emotions.

SB 1070 is “Senate Bill 1070,” passed a few weeks ago here in Arizona. I am one of the very small percentage of human beings on the planet who has actually read the entirety of the legislation (it is not, like a certain “health care bill” rushed through Congress a few months ago, thousands of pages long). It only took a few minutes to read it. It is not difficult to understand. It says that if you are stopped by the normal actions of police officers (pulled over for traffic violations, apprehended after a crime, trespassing, etc.) and you cannot produce a driver’s license or other official identification (something we are all accustomed to doing), they have the right to inquire as to whether you are legally in the United States or not, and if not, they can begin the legal process leading to deportation.

Now, if I had not read the bill myself, I would never come to the conclusion that SB 1070 says what it says by watching a very wide variety of people on television, from the President of the United States, the Attorney General of the United States (neither of which had taken the time I did to actually read the bill), movie stars, entire sports teams (including the Phoenix Suns, who lost a supporter in yours truly when they injected politics into sport a few weeks ago) etc. and etc. The wild-eyed behavior of people I have observed is simply shocking in its excess, and its ignorance. Not only does California have a similar law on its books already, but the scolding of my home state by the President of Mexico (and the groveling applause he received in so doing) set new records for gross hypocrisy in that Mexico’s laws relating to illegal entrance into their country (combined with the massive corruption of the federal government of Mexico) makes Arizona’s law look like a rule from the local cookie bake off competition.

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I love polar bears.  My all-time favorite zoo exhibits are those of the polar bears at the Tulsa and Central Park zoos.

But if you’ve ever seen this photo, please know that it was Photo Shopped and used to manipulate you.  Polar bear figures are up, but thanks for your concern.

Ironically, the photo was originally used in a piece preaching about how assaults on climate science are really bad.  Seems to me that their worst assaults have been their self-inflicted frauds.  Hat tip: Red State

P.S. The false-gospel preachers over at Sojourners used a similar picture and won an award for their errors.

Terrific link of responses to (alleged) Bible discrepancies — got this from Lone Wolf Archer — thanks!  I added it to the Apologetics links to the right as well.

Of all the challenges to a Christian’s faith, surely one of the most troubling in this day and age is skepticism’s charge that the Bible is filled with various discrepancies and contradictions. If true, such a charge (which is occurring with increasing frequency) certainly would serve to negate the inerrancy and inspiration of God’s Word. It is a simple matter for an unbeliever to hurl a barrage of alleged discrepancies and/or contradictions at a believer, but it is not always a simple task for the believer to respond quickly and effectively. This is the case because many of the so-called discrepancies and contradictions cannot be answered adequately via a “quick wave of the hand,” but instead require in-depth, painstaking research in order to craft a reply that can dismantle each one on a case-by-case basis.

Many people will mention concerns about all the “discrepancies” in the Bible but if you just ask politely, “What are your top 3?,” they’ll glaze over.  They’ve just heard it so many times they take it as truth.

Or they might have a specific objection from the Big Book of Atheist Sound Bites or something that is an authentic concern for them.  The test there is to give a thorough explanation.  If they concede valid points and seem to reconsider their overall stance, then keep engaging them.  If they can’t refute your points and just jump to the next objection, then it is pearl holding / dust shaking time.

William Lane Craig reponds to the arguments of the New Atheists

Some beautiful thoughts on Christian marriage by Stan.

Your organs aren’t really yours — So, are you comfortable letting the government decide when you are done with your organs?

Summary of recent thoughts on Arizona’s illegal immigration law:

  • From the “I can’t believe I have to explain this” category, the law doesn’t discriminate against Hispanics, it discriminates against criminals.  And that is the good kind of discrimination.
  • Most of the critics don’t understand the law at all and make all sorts of false claims about it.
  • It was a brilliant move on Arizona’s part: Both current and future illegal aliens will go to other states whether the law is enforced or not.
  • Hey states boycotting Arizona: Are you volunteering to take all the illegals yourselves?  Arizona would love that.  Let them know where to send them.
  • Challenge for those protesting the law: Go to Mexico (or anywhere else, for that matter) without documentation and demand free food, clothing, education and health care.  I’ll wait here.
  • Hey Los (Phoenix) Suns: Are you offering free admission, t-shirts and concessions to everyone?  Why not, are you Nazis or something?
  • Do Jim Wallis and other false gospel-teaching Sojourners writers care if people plagiarize their work?  After all, it doesn’t really “belong” to the authors, does it?  Shouldn’t they have to share with anyone and everyone who wants it?
  • Amazingly, even with the media distortions about what the bill really says, 49% of Democrats say they’d favor a similar law in their states.  Those racists!

More neo-Darwinian tautologies (“Neo-Darwinian evolution is true, or Neo-Darwinian evolution is true”).  Just more bedtime stories they give until they can think of a better one.

I wish I had a nickel for every statement of evolutionary certainty that later had to be dropped. Carl Zimmer’s recent piece on how eukaryotes are supposed to have evolved quotes Eugene Koonin as stating that “it is certain” that a long time ago, in a warm pond far far away, two cells (an archaea and a bacteria) symbiotically merged to form the first eukaryote. The rest, as they say, was history, as from that humble eukaryote sprung everything from the trilobite to the tyrannosaurus.

This is too easy. Now, less than a year later, evolutionists have switched it round yet again. New ground-breaking research, published in the elite journal Nature, now says the fusion story is out and common descent is in.

For you baseball fans, here is Will Ferrell’s minor league pitching debut.

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I’m experimenting with Dropbox, a free file sharing utility.  If you store anything in your Dropbox folder on your c: drive it will be copied to the web for access from any computer.  2GB for free, plus an extra 250 MB for signing up through that link.  Very easy to use.  Handy for sharing files with others or accessing files from remote computers.

Envision Jesus with His disciples. If you cannot picture Him teasing them and laughing with them, you need to reevaluate your understanding of the Incarnation. We need a biblical theology of humor that prepares us for an eternity of celebration and spontaneous laughter.
—Randy Alcorn, from his award-winning book “Heaven”, on whether we will laugh on the New Earth

Hat tip: David

Pro-aborts will really, really hate Pampers’ “Hello baby” iPad app.

Great piece on the 50th anniversary of The Pill by the Other McCain.  Other than the bad health side effects, the rampant increase in venereal diseases and their impact on romance and reproductive capabilities, the increased odds of marrying a loser, missing out on your most fertile years, etc., it was a terrific invention.  Read it all.

Can atheists trust the truth-detecting ability of their own minds? — Not if naturalism is true, because it prizes survival value over truth value.

Reason #87 government should not be trusted with more, let alone what it has: The DMV charges $1 extra if you mail in your registration or $3 extra for doing it online.   Sure, it is much better to drive to the DMW and wait for an hour to be treated by surly employees.  Isn’t that kinda anti-Green of the government to promote more driving?  Any remotely efficient enterprise would encourage online transactions.

Arizona native Stan on illegal immigration — this isn’t as complicated as the ill-informed open borders folks make it out to be.

Great response to the “Los Suns” (Phoenix Suns) who were pandering to the illegal alien / open borders crowd: On May 11th, everyone demand free admittance and free food at the Arizona Suns game.

How would the Arizona Suns react if everyone decided to behave like illegal aliens — and demand everything from the Suns for free.

Do the Suns enforce proper admission procedures at their basketball games?

If so, then they are racists.  They’re Nazis — according to what the illegal aliens and Leftists say.

If the Suns are enforcing their admission policies, and are requiring people to complete paperwork, stand in line, wait their turn, and produce documentation allowing them entry into the stadium, then the Suns are racists…the Suns’ management are Nazis.

How dare they refuse entry to anyone who wants to come in?

How dare they not give free food and beverages to the hungry and thirsty?

Net neutrality is a horrible idea — typical marketing spin by those trying to eliminate competition and increase government control

NYC premiere of movie exposing abortion industry canceled allegedly due to threats — Pro-choicer want the choice to kill innocent human beings but don’t want you to have the choice of what movies to watch.  Please watch this trailer — it is a great overview of the abortion industry.

Arizona & common sense

Read Arizona: The Fourth Reich? : The Other McCain for some facts you won’t get from the mainstream media.

Let’s begin by invoking what I call the Sonny Bono Principle. The California Republican lawmaker (the brainier half of “Sonny and Cher”) was once asked to debate illegal immigration and memorably responded, “What’s to debate? It’s illegal.”

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Yet we are constantly told that the anybody who calls for stricter enforcement our Ted Kennedy-sponsored liberal immigration laws is a dangerous right-wing extremist — and probably a racist, to boot. (This phenomenon gave rise to what has become known as The Peter Brimelow Rule, which defines racist as “anyone who is winning an argument with a liberal.”) All of which is nonsense, of course, and utterly ignores the horrifying impact that non-enforcement has on states like Arizona, which has been nearly overwhelmed by a tsunami of illegal immigration.

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Every time Americans have gotten a chance at an up-or-down vote on immigration, they’ve supported stricter enforcement, and yet politicians — especially Republican politicians — have gone out of their way to avoid framing the issue of illegal immigration in the kind of clear terms that would allow voters a chance to vote for what the majority really want: Strict enforcement of current law, enhanced border security, and aggressive measures to deport those now here illegally.

Predictably, false teacher Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” Wallis and the Sojourners bunch can’t even bring themselves to accurately note that this is illegal immigration.  Using their logic, India and China could send boatload after boatload of people to the U.S. and we’d be obligated to take them all in, no questions asked, and provide food, clothes, education, health care, etc.  If Jim & Co. care that much about these people, I wonder how much of their own money they send to these poor countries now?

John McCain had a good response (though he’s waaaay late in offering it).  He and too many other Republicans have been too soft on this issue.

“If the president doesn’t like what the Arizona Legislature and governor may be doing, then I call on the president to immediately call for the dispatch of 3,000 National Guard troops to our border and mandate that 3,000 additional Border Patrol [officers] be sent to our border as well,” McCain said at a news conference Friday in downtown Phoenix, according to a report in the Arizona Republic.

“And that way, then the state of Arizona will not have to enact legislation which they have to do because of the federal government’s failure to carry out its responsibilities, which is to secure the borders.”