Scorpions For Breakfast
My Fight Against Special Interests, Liberal Media, and Cynical Politicos to Secure America's Border
On Sale: November 1, 2011
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Sometime after dark on March 27, 2010, Arizona rancher
Robert Krentz was found dead next to his four-wheeler on the
grounds of his ranch on the Arizona-Mexico border. Krentz
and his dog, Blue, had been missing since that morning. They
were last heard from when he radioed his brother to say that
he’d found an illegal alien on the property and was going to
offer him assistance. The man Krentz encountered that day
shot and killed him and his dog, without warning, before
escaping to Mexico.
It’s difficult to overstate the impact of Krentz’s death,
which turned the issue of Arizona’s unsecured border—a
crisis that the federal government had repeatedly
ignored—into a national concern. As Arizona sheriff Larry
Dever said in his testimony before the Senate Homeland
Security Committee, “We cannot sit by while our citizens are
terrorized, robbed, and murdered by ruthless and desperate
people who enter our country illegally.” This momentum
helped pass SB 1070, a bill that authorizes local law
enforcement under certain conditions to question persons
reasonably suspected of being illegal aliens, which Governor
Jan Brewer and the state legislature had been working on for
months. With the passage of this controversial bill, the
state of Arizona became ground zero in the impassioned
debate over illegal immigration. The Democrats and the media
went into overdrive, denouncing the state and its governor
as racists and Nazis.
Governor Brewer, a lifelong Arizona resident with deep ties
to the community, was first elected to the Arizona House of
Representatives in 1982, and hasn’t lost an election since.
As a state official, she watched with increasing dismay as
illegal immigration exploded across Arizona’s border, and
noticed the devastating effect it was having on the state.
Causing an escalation in violence, an influx of drugs, and
prisons and hospitals to fill to overflowing, this problem
was not only wreaking havoc on the moral fabric of the
community but placing an even greater strain on Arizona’s
beleaguered health, educational, and social welfare
networks. Growing frustrated with the failure of the federal
government to respond to her pleas for assistance, Governor
Brewer led the state to action. Scorpions for Breakfast is
Brewer’s commonsense account of her fight to secure our
nation’s border in the face of persistent federal inaction.
Her book is vital reading for all Americans interested in
the real change that can happen when local leaders take the
initiative to preserve our country and our laws.
Rachael Madow - January 28, 2013
Access Hollywood - January 29, 2012
The O'Reilly Factor - January 27, 2012
Today - January 26, 2012
Good Morning America - January 26, 2012
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