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Washington is a strange place, especially the last few weeks as absurdity rules the air. But this post is not about debt talks. This post is about Illinois Congressman Luis Gutiérrez, the leader the Latino Rebels have called EL GALLITO REBELDE.

Congressman Luis Gutiérrez

Yesterday, Congressman Gutiérrez was arrested near the White House during a demonstration that protested President Obama’s non-committal response to the Dream Act. While the President spoke La Raza, Gutiérrez and others protested. And then they were arrested.

For those who think that this is just some publicity stunt by Gutiérrez, you’re wrong. This congressman of Puerto Rican descent is one to not think about poll numbers, pundits, tracking trends or re-election. Instead, Congressman Gutiérrez LEADS. He ACTS. Whether it is calling more attention to the Dream Act or exposing the civil rights abuses by the current administration of Puerto Rican pro-statehood and Republican darling Luis Fortuño, the Gallito Rebelde will fight the good fight.

Gutiérrez also released a statement regarding how poorly he feels the White House is handling immigration:

Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) reacted to President Obama’s address to the national annual conference of the National Council of La Raza in Washington.  At one point in the President’s speech, referring to his ability to exercise discretion in immigration enforcement, the President said, “Now, I know some people want me to bypass Congress and change the laws on my own.”  At that point, many in the crowd chanted “Si Se Puede” and “Yes You Can,” interrupting his speech momentarily.  The following is a statement by Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez:

I agree with those in the audience who said “Si Se Puede” and “Yes You Can” when the President said he could not do anything about deportations.  I have been traveling the country the past three months asking him not to take the law into his own hands, but to exercise the broad discretionary powers he has under current law that allows him to prioritize individual deportations.

Indeed the President acknowledged that his Administration is trying to prioritize deportations for serious criminals and threats, and I have encouraged him to do more to put non-criminals, young people, and the spouses and parents of U.S. citizens at the back of the line.  Twenty-three Democratic Senators, two former INS General Counsels, and his own Homeland Security staff agree he has this power under current law.  Republicans like Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith and Senator David Vitter have filed bills to take that power away from this President, so I think they agree with me and the audience that he has powers under current law.  So far, according to the Obama Administration, they are using this discretionary power in fewer cases than the previous President and they are deporting more people than any previous President.

We need the President to fight for us and to make it clear he is doing — and not just saying — everything possible to help.  The question is whether the President will exercise the powers he has under current law to give DREAM Act students and other immigrants relief from deportation when it is in the national interest of the United States.  But he has to expend the political capital to do it, which he has been reluctant to do.  The Latino and immigrant voters I talk to — and those at NCLR conference — seem to think that his personal investment in helping immigrant families is lacking.

This White House is proud of their deportation and increases in border security, but it is simply not the case that the President’s hands are tied when it comes to enforcement and people, like those in the audience, know it.

We applaud the Congressman and all the other DREAMERS who will not give up this fight.

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Arizona Republican Governor Jan Brewer

Major news outlets are reporting tonight that Republican Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed a controversial bill that would have required all presidential candidates, including President Obama, running in Arizona primaries to prove their U.S. citizenship.

As reported by the Associated Press, Brewer said the following in her veto letter:

“I do not support designating one person as the gatekeeper to the ballot for a candidate, which could lead to arbitrary or politically motivated decisions,” said Brewer, who was secretary of state until she became governor in 2009.

“In addition, I never imagined being presented with a bill that could require candidates for president of the greatest and most powerful nation on Earth to submit their ‘early baptismal circumcision certificates’ among other records to the Arizona secretary of state,” she said. “This is a bridge too far.”

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Yup, all you need is YouTube now. Grady Warren is bad for America. Simple as that. But you decide for yourself.

Who is Grady Warren?

According to his LinkedIn profile, Warren is a sporting goods professional from Jacksonville, Florida. He is the founder of Conservative Sportsmen, whose mission is as follows:

As conservative sportsmen and sportswomen we must come together to address the core issues that our nation is facing at this time and we must prepare to act or we shall be left with a country that none of us will recognize or will want to live in.

OUR MISSION IS…
To engage in honest dialogue without the constraints of political correctness.

To educate our fellow countrymen about all candidates who are seeking election to public office thereby enabling them to cast their vote for candidates who share their conservative principles and values.

To save our republic from the insidious agenda of Liberal, Progressive, Socialist, or Communist organizations and individuals who are systematically pursuing the fundamental transformation and destruction of the constitutional form of government that was established by our founding fathers.

To protect our 2nd amendment right to bear arms for the purposes of hunting, sport shooting and fun shooting and the protection of our families.

RE: HUNTING AND FISHING RIGHTS
We believe that…
We should respect and obey all fish and game laws.

The government has placed limits on coastal fishing that are inherently unfair and that these limits are based on unsubstantiated “scientific” data as evidenced by the recent closure of the red snapper fishery in Florida.

We should peacefully resist through civil disobedience, the governments intrusion into our right to our “pursuit of happiness” by hunting and fishing.

The government should not restrict our right to bear arms as guaranteed by the 2nd amendment of the constitution.

RE: ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION
We believe that..
Illegal immigration must be stopped and that all individuals who have ignored our immigration laws while entering the United States must be returned to their country of origin and encouraged to re-enter the U.S. legally through the proper channels.

Children who are born in America of illegal alien parents should not be granted American citizenship and should return with their parents to their parents’ country of origin.

English should be chosen as the official language of the United States and that all signage, telephone prompts, etc. from the U.S. government should be in English only.

RE: AMERICAN SOCIETY
We believe that…
All social and racial groups of our country should refer to themselves only as Americans rather than a hyphenated American which separates our citizens and draws attention to our differences instead of our shared belief in the American dream.

Entitlement America should recognize that the Liberal, Progressive movement has created a massive government bureaucracy under the pretense of “compassion” that has destroyed their family structure and self esteem while robbing them of their ambition and relegated them to a life of poverty and degradation, thereby preventing them from pursuing the American dream for themselves and their families.

RE: CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
We believe that…
Justice should be swiftly served to those who commit violent crimes and that they should receive the same compassion and leniency that they extended to their victims.

Criminals convicted of rape and sexual assault should not be eligible for parole thereby preventing them from committing future crimes.

White collar criminals should receive more severe sentences.

Lobbyists who are found guilty of attempting to influence elected officials through bribery, must be sentenced to 10 years in prison without parole AND elected officials who are found guilty of receiving bribe money from lobbyists must be sentenced to 10 years without parole for breach of public trust.

RE: GOVERNMENT OF, BY AND FOR, THE PEOPLE
We believe that…
Our government should strictly adhere to the constitution as it was written and intended by our founding fathers.

Our government should be forbidden from operating with an economic deficit and should be required to balance its budget every year.

Our government should not be allowed to borrow from itself.

All bills that are introduced in Congress must be devoid of ear marks, thus eliminating most pork barrel spending for special interest groups.

Our government should provide for the strongest military in the world for our defense.

Our government should provide and maintain the federal interstate highway system.

Our government should encourage and promote the growth of capitalism by eliminating most federal regulations and restrictions on businesses and replace all individual and corporate taxes with a 23% consumption tax (a.k.a. the Fair Tax) on all purchases.

RE: POLITICAL LEADERSHIP
We believe that…
Elected officials should not be allowed to give themselves a raise in salary, insurance coverage or special retirement benefits, unless voted on and approved by the American people.

We should hold our elected officials to a higher moral and ethical standard of behavior and their breach of public trust should be severely punished.

We should vote for and elect government officials who share our moral and ethical values and our desire for less government intrusion into all areas of our lives regardless of political party affiliation. This will result in greater individual freedom and responsibility for “We the People”.

QUESTIONS THAT WE NEED TO ASK THAT WE MUST HAVE ANSWERS TO..
Why is it acceptable for the government to take from a productive, hard-working American citizen and give to someone who will not work or may even be here illegally?

Why are illegal aliens granted more rights and privileges than American citizens?

Why do those in the U.S. military have to be drug-tested but not people who receive money from federal entitlement programs?

Why don’t we come together as Americans, not hyphenated Americans, and address the problems facing our nation.

Why is the government in bed with the country’s most powerful unions?

Why are we unwilling to profile potential terrorists?

Why are so many Americans afraid to hear the truth on most issues?

When is the American public going to say “Enough is enough”?

Good question, Mr. Warren. Enough IS enough.

PS: We did reach out to Warren tonight to request an interview. Wondering if we would actually talk to a Latino that speaks English and Spanish.

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We love it when we see young people creating content to get their message out. Look, America, an undocumented Latino right here. He speaks English. And he also lays a nice smooth, “politicking”  groove.

Represent.

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