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For all the Mormon bashers, I will try one more time. Russell Pearce is a Mormon just as much as Jerry Lewis. There is no church policy or effort regarding this election or the issue of immigration. The doctrine of the Mormon church is that its people are required to obey the laws of their nation. I am a strong supporter of Russell Pearce, I am a Mormon, and I know many others that are supporters. So inform yourself before you speak without knowledge.
I believe Russell Pearce was defeated because, with a recall election having no democratic candidate, he lost the entire democratic vote plus a small percentage of republicans. This was enough to tip the scales. As a note to all the estatic democrats, two can play that game so just keep up this effort to overturn a democratic election and see where it gets you. I hope Russell Pearce runs in the general election and becomes a scourge to the sore losers who conspired against him.Nov 10, 2011
As to CooperG’s rationale, I guess I am to think that because he “sat in the room and watched” his view has more validity than anyone else. I heard the same words that he heard. I encourage people to use the East Valley Tribune link to watch the entire recorded debate and judge for themselves. Russell Pearce answered with specific positions, policies, and historical actions he has taken to address a wide range of issues. Mr. Lewis gave platitudes about how stakeholders must meet and listen to each other. It is common sense that people must meet to work out solutions but Mr. Lewis’ Kum ba yah approach is designed to make it appear that the President of the Arizona Senate does not meet with people. This is silly and illogical on its face. This approach also fails to acknowledge that some issues will never be resolved to suit all sides so there will always be a group that is unwilling to accept any reasoning other than their own. . For example, Mr. Lewis doesn’t seem to accept the wisdom of many of Mr. Pearce’s actions even though they are supported by a huge majority of Arizonans.
In response to Leon Ceniceros, evidently you did not get the memo that Russell Pearce is also a Mormon. There are no church marching orders on these issues and there is a wide range of views within the Mormon Church on immigration policies. I don’t think your hostility toward Mormons serves this debate very well.
Oct 7, 2011
Mr. Pearce's answers focused on solid achievements he has produced. He showed a mastery of legal, business, education, and tax payer issues across the board. Mr. Lewis' approach to virtually every area could be summed up as: Get stakeholders together, hold a meeting, listen, listen, listen and some solution will magically appear. He never bothered to note that there have been many meetings with the Federal "Stakeholder" but the current administration refuses to acknowledge the right of a state to protect its citizens when the federal government fails. The current federal agencies, at the direction of the President, then double down by working tirelessly to undermine efforts to enforce the federal laws. How will stakeholder meetings work when key parties refuse to acknowledge a problem or care about a solution? Oct 6, 2011