Words matter. These are the best Jan Brewer Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I don’t think Americans would tolerate profiling.
I believe the people of Arizona and the people of America are fed up with the federal government. The bottom line is, is that they need to secure our borders. And in regards to Senate Bill 1070, what a disappointment! It hasn’t been divisive; it has united Arizona! It has united America!
I don’t want Washington – let me be perfectly clear – I do not want Washington involved in local education decisions any more than I want them involved in common core. You know, common core was a state-created and state-implemented voluntary set of standards in Math and English that are comparable across state lines.
Fifty thousand people in Mexico have been murdered. Puerto Penasco, 60 miles south of our border, just had five people and a police officer killed. That is like part of Arizona, and it is spilling over into our state.
I took an oath to protect the people of Arizona, and that’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to keep pushing in that direction.
I respect the office of the president.
I have a responsibility as an elected governor to govern and when I say govern, that means to make sure that our citizens are safe and we need the federal government to step up and do their job. They need to secure our borders.
I believe boycotts are wrong.
The fact of the matter is, is that we need our borders secured. Certainly, we realize that there’s going to have to be some kind of immigration reform, but I don’t believe any of that’s going to move forward until our border is secured.
Arizona, our beautiful state, was built on mining. Copper is huge here, and now uranium. And then we have the federal government coming in, writing all these rules and regulations and telling us that we can’t do this and we can’t do that. We need concise, clear answers.
A nation without borders is like a house without walls – it collapses. And that is what is going to happen to our wonderful America.
I believe in the right to life.
And now, since I’ve been governor since last January, I have written numerous letters to the administration in regards to securing our borders with absolutely no response. So we have been facing this crisis, and it’s devastating the people of Arizona. And I feel as governor I have a responsibility to protect the citizens.
Ninety-nine point nine percent of the people that are gun owners are very responsible.
We have, for whatever the reason, disturbed people… who sometimes do terrible, violent things, and sometimes those of us who serve in elected positions are the target.
And you know, I said yesterday, you know, you know, if they’re not going to – if the feds aren’t going to do their job, well, then, I’m up to suing the feds to make them do their job! I mean, they sued Arizona, you know, we can sue them back! I mean, they’re not – they’re not enforcing the laws!
Sometimes I haven’t understood why he has done things and why things happened, but I know that God has a plan.
And you know, it’s not just illegal immigration. Terrorists can come across. They’re devastating our ranchers down in southern Arizona – drop houses, kidnapping, automobile accidents, extortion, drugs, the spill-over with the drug cartels. We’re facing all of it.
I think most of us in America want our security. There’re so many people out there that are fearful and now with this realization of immigration, with the terrorists, we need to have better checks and balances in regards to who’s emigrating into our country.
I believe it could very well be unconstitutional to ban people. We are a country of immigrants, but we have to know who’s coming in. They need to come in legally. And we need to be sure that we have been able to have them satisfy the criteria that we set for them to come into our country.
Arizona is now recognized as a premier place in which to locate, expand and grow a business.
It wouldn’t matter whether you were Latino or Hispanic or Norwegian. If you didn’t have proof of citizenship and if the police officer had reasonable suspicion, he would ask and verify your citizenship. I mean, that’s the way that it is. That’s what the federal law says. And that’s what the law in Arizona says.
Well, I think it’s real important that people understand, first and foremost, those of us that have lived in Arizona or in southern California, we have a very diverse population. The Hispanic population has been part of all of our lives since we’ve been born here or since we’ve grown up here.
I don’t believe any person looking for work is fearful of political judgment. Government is a large institution, and if they believe that people are going to get rid of good employees for political reasons, that’s absurd.
If the federal government won’t secure the border, the State of Arizona will step in to complement federal efforts in a constitutional manner and protect the security of its citizens.
We as governors, whether we’re Republican or Democrat, we really believe that we know what’s best for our people. And in Arizona, and particularly we’re very interested about natural resources.
You know, I think there was a point in time when people didn’t really understand how birth certificates were kept in the state of Hawaii, and now, I think that it’s been pretty much disclosed that they used to have a long form and now they don’t have a long form. Arizona used to have a long form, we now have a short form.
My mother always told me that as you go through life, no matter what you do, or how you do it, you leave a little footprint, and that’s your legacy.
I think that I’m the same Jan Brewer I was when I first ran for office way back in 1982, which is a few years ago. I always tried to do what I believed is right and I’ve always voted the way that I believe was the right way for my constituency, and that’s what I’m doing when I govern. So, I’m the same Jan Brewer.
I as an elected official would never recommend anybody to boycott any city or state.