August 4, 2015

Phil Kent at Insider Advantage Georgia:Reject Obama’s Federal Judge Pick Dax Lopez

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Reject Obama’s Federal Judge Pick Dax Lopez

by Phil Kent | Aug 4, 2015

President Barack Obama’s nomination of DeKalb County State Court Judge Dax Lopez to be a federal district court judge — subject to confirmation by the U.S. Senate– is causing a stir in Republican and conservative circles. On last Sunday’s Fox5Atlanta “Georgia Gang” broadcast, for example, host Dick Williams asserted that Lopez’s board membership on the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO) “and its extreme positions on open borders is problematic and has to be answered.”

It is laughable that Lopez is being packaged as somehow being a “Republican,” as evidenced by the headline over a fawning August 3 Daily Report article: “As a Latino Republican, Federal Judge Nominee has Bipartisan Connections.” It’s time for a reality check. Just consider the radical positions of the illegal alien lobby group that Lopez has presided over since 2004 (positions opposed by most Republicans in Georgia, by the way). Note that, according to its website, GALEO:

* Supports amnesty for illegal aliens.
* Lobbied against Georgia sheriffs’ cooperation with federal immigration control officials and even commended the Fulton County sheriff for not cooperating with Immigration and Control Enforcement officials.
* Fought the state voter identification law.
* Denounces the state’s official English-in-government law.
* Supports in-state tuition for illegal aliens.
* Opposed passage of the 2011 Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act (which passed both houses of the General Assembly by large majorities).

This writer spoke with Lopez at a reception during his judgeship campaign in 2012. He was unapologetic for the group opposing the 2011 immigration control act. That was the same year that GALEO joined with the American Civil Liberties Union and other left-wing groups in a class action lawsuit to overturn the law. (How many taxpayer dollars did Lopez’s organization cost the state’s taxpayers in defending that law?)

When asked why he was a board member of an advocacy/lobbying group, he told me it was because he believed in its mission. That begs the question: Should any serving judge be a board member of an advocacy/lobbying group? Also, can Lopez be an “impartial” federal judge at a time when his benefactor Obama has been bypassing Congress with unconstitutional executive actions granting amnesty and “deferred status” to illegal immigrants?

Remember, too, that Lopez had a big patron during his 2012 election campaign. It was none other than last year’s failed Democratic gubernatorial nominee and son of former President Jimmy Carter. In a July 27, 2012 Tweet, Lopez said: “I cannot begin to thank my good friend and fellow DeKalb public servant Sen. Jason Carter for hosting a meet and greet for me at the home of his parents. I am humbled to have his support and endorsement.” Lopez was also endorsed in his campaign by former Democrat Gov. Roy Barnes and the homosexual lobby Georgia Equality.

Yes, Lopez was originally appointed to his DeKalb judgeship by GOP Gov. Sonny Perdue as part of a public relations-type “outreach to Hispanics.” But waving a magic wand and sprinkling pachyderm powder over Lopez didn’t automatically make him a “Republican,” no matter how many times dishonest media types make the claim.

Marietta attorney Robert Ingram, a member of U.S. Sen Johnny Isakson’s judicial nominating committee, babbled to the Daily Report that “both the committee and Senator Isakson enthusiastically support him.” However, that’s not what Isakson or his office say. They aren’t saying anything, for now. Georgia’s other U.S. senator, David Perdue, has not made up his mind as to whether he will confirm this Obama pick.

Lopez will undergo thorough questioning about his judicial philosophy when he comes before the U.S. Senate. And if Republicans in the GOP-controlled Senate are true to their word, and they oppose activist judges who support Obama’s unconstitutional overreaches, they will ultimately reject this presidential acolyte.

Phil Kent is the CEO of InsiderAdvantage and is also Gov. Nathan Deal’s appointee to the state Immigration Enforcement and Review Board.

August 3, 2015

Posted for the Catoosa County Republican Party

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* Georgia state Senator Josh McKoon’s February, 2015 column on Townhall  “Unlike Mexico, Georgia is issuing drivers licenses to illegal aliens”

* Please ask anyone who cares about what goes on in the super-majority Republican state senate to read this newspaper column on Georgia driver’s licenses for illegal aliens and unrecorded votes?

* What makes illegal aliens migrate out of Georgia? Two minute video HERE.

* Short humanitarian report from the Gwinnett County sheriff on the “rich tapestry” of illegal immigration HERE.

* Please use this link to the sign-up page for the Dustin Inman Society action alert/newsletter list available?

 

BONUS: IN ADDITION TO THE FREE FAX SERVICE TO CONGRESS THROUGH NumbersUSA – UNLIMITED INFO ON IMMIGRATION HERE.

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July 31, 2015

ACTION NEEDED! CALL SENATORS ISAKSON AND PERDUE NOW – AND OFTEN! – “NO!”, TO ILLEGAL ALIEN LOBBY GALEO’S DAX LOPEZ AS A LIFETIME FEDERAL JUDGE!

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* ACTION NEEDED! NOW!

PLEASE START CALLING THE OFFICES OF GEORGIA U.S. SENATORS JOHNNY ISAKSON AND DAVID PERDUE NOW! Contact info below

“Dump Obama’s radical anti-enforcement illegal alien lobby federal judge nominee Dax Lopez now!”

PAY ATTENTION! BARACK OBAMA HAS NOMINATED A FAR-LEFT, GEORGIA ANTI-ENFORCEMENT IMMIGRATION RADICAL – LONG-TIME GALEO BOARD MEMBER DAX LOPEZ – TO A LIFETIME FEDERAL JUDGESHIP!

U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue can and must stop the confirmation of Dax Lopez to the federal bench.

You can read the excited report from the AJC HERE. Note they forgot to include Lopez’s open affiliation with the race-baiting, illegal alien lobby group, GALEO.

PRO-AMNESTY GALEO, Founded in 2003 by former MALDEF board member and open borders bagman Sam Zamarippa, operated by the completely crazy, anti-borders tribalist Jerry Gonzalez proudly boasts of Jane Fonda as a “Founding Friend” and is financed by corporate Georgia, including Coca Cola, Georgia Power, State Farm Insurance Co., a long list of immigration lawyers and Southwest Airlines.

A very short list of examples of Dax Lopez’s GALEO:

GALEO has organized and participated in marches in the streets of Atlanta demanding an end to any enforcement of American immigration laws. And they will again. Maybe with Federal Judge Dax Lopez!

GALEO has lobbied against Georgia sheriffs cooperation with federal immigration authorities and congratulated sheriffs for refusing to honor ICE detainers – exactly what got Kate Steinle killed in San Francisco on July 1st.

GALEO angrily opposes voter ID. And often allows Socialist and Communist pamphlets and banners at anti-borders rallies.

GALEO is well known in the Georgia Capitol for angrily lobbying against any state laws that inhibit the crimes of illegal immigration and illegal employment.

GALEO Executive Director Jerry Gonzalez had to be removed by local police at a Rome, Ga. event when he became abusive to a diminutive female Georgia legislator in 2013.

GALEO joined other open borders groups in lawsuits to stop enforcement of an immigration and employment law (HB 87) in Georgia designed to deter illegal immigration.

GALEO IS ACTIVELY OPPOSED TO ENGLISH AS THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE FOR THE U.S.

If you are not familiar with GALEO and Jerry Gonzalez, please take a look at this recent newspaper column outlining more of GALEO’s leftist antics.

DAX LOPEZ OF GALEO: UNSUITABLE FOR FEDERAL JUDGESHIP – EVEN IN OBAMA’S TRANSFORMED AMERICA!

Because of his radical and leftist views, Dax Lopez has openly supported and served GALEO as front man and on its Board of Directors – and as Treasurer – for years. He has no business anywhere near any type of judgeship, much less a lifetime seat as an Obama-appointed and Republican-confirmed Federal Judge.

Somebody ask Lopez if Americans who want borders should “go back to Europe!”

Please begin calling the Washington D.C. and Georgia offices of Senators Isakson and Perdue today! “NO, TO DAX LOPEZ AS FEDERAL JUDGE!.”

You never know – maybe this is enough to get Tea Party groups in Georgia involved!

We can and must stop the madness. Remember that the Republicans control the Senate and the confirmation process!

*PLEASE CALL NOW …AND OFTEN!

U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson:

*WASHINGTON D.C. OFFICE
United States Senate
131 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Tel: (202) 224-3643
Fax: (202) 228-0724

*ATLANTA OFFICE
One Overton Park
3625 Cumberland Blvd, Suite 970
Atlanta, GA 30339
Tel: (770) 661-0999
Fax: (770) 661-0768

U.S. Senator David Perdue:

* 383 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3521
Fax: (202) 228-1031

* STATE OFFICES
Atlanta, Georgia191 Peachtree Street NE
Suite 3250
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404-865-0087
Fax: 404-865-0311

July 28, 2015

QUICK FACT: 92% of the $1.87 billion spent on criminal illegal alien incarcerations last year came from the states.

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92% of the $1.87 billion spent on criminal illegal alien incarcerations last year came from the states HERE

 

Let us know if any of this somehow escapes from the liberal Georgia media files…

July 17, 2015

The truth about changing Georgia state senate rules to abolish the unrecorded votes on the floor – email exchange between me and the Secretary of the Senate office

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Correct

Laura Messier
Office of the Secretary of the Senate
353 State Capitol
Atlanta, GA 30334From: D.A. King [mailto:DKing1952@comcast.net]

Sent: Friday, July 17, 2015 12:39 PM
To: Messier, Laura
Subject: Re: Resolutions changing Senate Rules

Hi Laura, Thanks again.
To be clear: the resolution/attempt to change senate rules – including eliminating the “RISE STAND AND BE COUNTED” UNRECORDED VOTE – can be done anytime, not just every two years at the beginning of the biennial General Assembly. Correct?

Thanks,

D.A. King

On Jul 9, 2015, at 11:40 AM, Messier, Laura wrote:

Hey there,

I believe I have your answers. In no particular order:

– Yes, a resolution proposing changes to the Senate Rules can have as many sponsors as they like (obviously assuming they’re all Senators).
– It would NOT require a machine roll call vote, so it could be voted on by hand. A Senator can move for a recorded vote, though.
– Changes to the Rules will be referred to the Committee on Rules. If the Committee on Rules does not report it out within two legislative days it will be automatically discharged from the committee and put before the senate for a vote (which, again, could be a hand vote or a roll call).

I hope that covers it. Let me know if I missed something.

Thanks,

Laura Messier
Office of the Secretary of the Senate
353 State Capitol
Atlanta, GA 30334

July 15, 2015

D.A. King in the Marietta Daily Journal today – Death by illegal alien deterrent: End Georgia Sanctuary Counties

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“Our borders have overflowed with illegal immigrants placing tremendous burdens on our criminal justice system, schools and social programs. “Our federal wallet is stretched to the limit by illegal aliens getting welfare, food stamps, medical care and other benefits often without paying any taxes. “Safeguards like welfare and free medical care are in place to boost Americans in need of short-term assistance. These programs were not meant to entice freeloaders and scam artists from around the world.”

“Even worse, Americans have seen heinous crimes committed by individuals who are here illegally.”

No, that wasn’t a campaign quote from Donald Trump. It certainty wasn’t anything Jeb! or Hillary said. It is from the mouth of Democrat U.S. Senator from Nevada, Harry Reid – but from 1993. We think Reid was working on the premise that American lives matter.

A reminder: On July 1, 2015 an illegal alien who had been deported five times killed a 32-year-old American woman, Kate Steinle, in San Francisco, a “sanctuary city” where local law enforcement does not honor requests from federal authorities to detain illegals for ICE pickup. Not that law related to immigration enforcement matter much in Obama’s transformed America.

We can only hope that this innocent and productive young women’s completely preventable death is as long-remembered as that of Michael Brown, the Ferguson, Missouri street thug who roughed up a cop after robbing a store before being shot by a police officer.

In case you are wondering, news reports are that, no, Barack Obama did not send an official delegation to Kate Steinle’s funeral on Thursday.

According to government data, about 120 immigrants released back into the community went on to be charged with subsequent killings. To be clear: Obama has blood on his hands.

A direct result of the American ruling class just looking for a better life, death by released illegal alien is not a new occurrence. But the killing can be greatly reduced if local governments act to protect the people they were elected to serve by cooperating with the little real enforcement efforts the Obama regime allows.

Sanctuary cities are already “illegal” under federal law and have been since 1996.

So, for common sense Georgians looking for an issue to push in the next General Assembly, know this: Sheriffs in Fulton, DeKalb and Clayton counties have — quite proudly — made it policy to not honor ICE detainers for illegal aliens.

If you doubt that astoundingly mindless and dangerous fact, just take a look at the websites of the illegal alien lobby groups like the corporate-funded GALEO where the Executive Director, Jerry Gonzalez, congratulates the counties for advancing the anti-enforcement cause.

Gonzalez says releasing criminal illegal aliens makes us all safer.

So far, there is silence from the governor and most state legislators on these sanctuary counties — as well as the near-certainty that the consequences will be dire for more innocent Americans.

And Georgians should be speaking out in gratitude to Senator Josh McKoon from Columbus. He plans on expanding his bill, SB 6, aimed at ending the current loony practice of rewarding any illegal aliens with Georgia driver’s licenses, to include sanctioning local governments that refuse to protect us from criminal aliens. He wants to require the state to obtain data from the feds on criminal aliens released by the Obama administration and make it available to the public.

McKoon has seen the reports that other states are not just striving to make life comfortable for illegals, but actually hiring them to be public school teachers, giving them a license to practice law and putting them ahead of Americans and legal immigrants for instate tuition and taxpayer subsidized scholarships.

It should come as no surprise that the young conservative state senator is a constant target of the anti-borders left, including many in the liberal media blogosphere, but it should be an informative and shocking wake-up call that Republicans who ran as “conservatives” have in large part remained silent on offering their support for McKoon’s bold and potentially life-saving commonsense ideas.

To no one’s surprise, Cobb’s brave and no-nonsense sheriff, Neil Warren, has made clear his own strong support for McKoon and his intentions — including ending the practice of rewarding illegals with driver’s licenses.

21st century Georgia Legislators with their fingers in the air should try to find the passion of 1993 Harry Reid and voters should light up the legislator’s phones.

Maybe Americans killed by illegal aliens can get as much action and attention as has the Confederate flag.

D.A. King is president of the Cobb-based Dustin Inman Society. He is assisting Sen. McKoon with his immigration legislation. Follow him on Twitter: @DAKDIS

Read more: The Marietta Daily Journal – Death by illegal alien deterrent End Georgia Sanctuary Counties

July 13, 2015

Regarding Georgia state Senator Butch Miller and unrecorded votes – A letter to the editor in Gainesville that will never see print there…

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The below was sent to the Gainesville Times today for publication. As if…

Note, Georgia state Senator Butch Miller is @Butch_Miller on Twitter.

 

Dear editor,

RE; Proposal would ban driver’s licenses for some young immigrants

The Times recent report on state Senator Josh McKoon’s legislative effort to insure no illegal alien is rewarded with a Georgia drivers license and to compile a public registry of criminal aliens had an interesting quote about Senator Butch Miller’s position on the drivers license issue: “But Miller isn’t ready to grant exceptions to undocumented immigrants in Georgia or Hall County”.

It should not go un-noted that in the 2014 General Assembly, a bill (SB 404) with the same intent was defeated in the state senate. But not after a floor debate in which Miller made it clear that he favored giving drivers licenses to illegals. His comments from his seat during the debate made it clear that if “10,000” illegals had access to a drivers license (video HERE), that would result in as many auto insurance policy sales and an addition to the auto insurance industry economy. Don’t look now, but Butch Miller is a …car dealer. He voted against the 2014 bill.

McKoon’s 2015 bill, SB 6, is still alive – despite an amendment to add its goals to another drivers license bill being defeated by an unrecorded vote in the Republican super-majority state senate. Miller was not among the four senators who backed McKoon for a recorded vote on whether or not to approve the amendment. All of this is available on the video recording from Day 39 of the 40 day session.

McKoon has promised to introduce a resolution to allow the entire senate to vote on eliminating the rule that allowed the entire unrecorded vote process.

The vote on that decision can be held by another unrecorded vote if five senators don’t support McKoon’s sure-to-come motion for a recorded vote on whether or not to stop allowing unrecorded votes.

Confused readers may want to ask Senator Butch Miller for a further explanation.

D.A. King
Marietta

King is president of the Dustin Inman Society and is assisting Senator McKoon with his immigration legislation.

Bill Clinton: To reduce inequality, you have to have tight labor markets …

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Bill Clinton: “What we should be trying to do is make sure that we’re all growing in real terms together. And having the right budget for the government and the right investment strategy is a part of it. But the end goal has got to be more vigorous job growth, a tighter labor market, which will raise incomes.”

Yet his wife demands market-flooding Gang of 8 bill.

July 9, 2015

Josh McKoon interviewed by Todd Rehm at Ga Pundit on his expansion of SB 6

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Enforcement works: An illegal alien tells us that illegal aliens leave when they cannot get a drivers license or a job

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