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Scorpions for Breakfast: My Battle with Washington to Secure Our Country's Border
by Jan Brewer
In Scorpions for Breakfast, Jan Brewer, America’s toughest governor and one of the most popular conservative political figures in the nation today, proudly defends her embattled state of Arizona and challenges President Obama to do his job and keep our border safe. Unfairly tarred by liberal critics as a state comprised of racist rednecks, Arizona is on the front lines in ...more
ebook, 240 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by Broadside e-books
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A brief biographical sketch of a remarkable woman determined to do the right thing(s) although they are hard to do. Brewer recounts her early life growing up in a single parent home (her father died shen she was young from poisons/toxins he had inhaled while working in a Nevada defense plant during WWII). Her mother worked long hours to support her children and instilled in Jan the ethic to work hard and do what is right. Brewer later married, then decided to enter politics. She worked in the st ...more
This was a quick read because I like Jan Brewer's style of writing. She has a bit of a "don't mess with Texas" type attitude. I admire her for standing up for her beliefs and listening to the people of her state of Arizona. It's unfortunate that nearly everything has to be political. You can't do something just to do your best or because it's right. You must have a motive. And how difficult it must be to find yourself in the spotlight of brutally mean insults; people out to ruin you and your re ...more
I really enjoyed this book. You get a real sense of how much Governor Brewer tried to make this a good bill, while assuring others that it was both necessary, and fair. Well documented the failures of the Obama Administration, as well as the pathetic arguments of the Left and their constant playing of the race card, and are the first ones to make the comparison to Hitler for anyone that doesn't agree with them. Good read.
Jan Brewer tells of the problems Arizona is facing with “illegal immigration” and the lack of border security. Whatever your political views are she makes a good argument for addressing this problem. It has been ignored for too long and I cannot imagine finding signs posted by the federal government telling me to stay away from certain areas of my state.
I'm amazed at the lack of follow through by our elected officials AND how once they go to the White House they don't return calls, letters, emails! Illegal is illegal. There's a bill in CO now wanting to allow drivers licenses to illegal immigrants to MAKE MONEY and to increase drivers with insurance. Whatever!
Jan 24, 2016 Laura Obrenovich rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Being an Arizonian, I wanted to read this far after the fact. Very, very interesting. In hindsight, we really needed SB 1070. We really did! Things aren't great, but much better. Not sure if it was more recession related, however. Time will tell, but I, for one, believe in legal immigration!
Incredibly eye-opening. I can't imagine why people are willing to put human life and safety at risk to score political points. We have to solve our illegal immigration problem now, both for current US citizens and for future US citizens.