Read the legislation. That’s all I ask you to do. President Obama and many others seem perfectly fine with letting illegal aliens rewrite the rules while encouraging law enforcement, cities and states to stick their collective heads in the sand. When Arizona citizens want something done – they’re racists.
This is not legislation that encourages or demands Arizona law enforcement “request papers” of those who “look” Mexican. That’s patently absurd and ensures future debate and jabs would be limited to the extreme left and extreme right of the political spectrum. But it certainly does make for monster numbers of website page views, and seems to have ensured some great protest opportunities.
Some of the more ridiculous statements and sentences in this Associated Press piece include…
More protests were planned Monday after thousands gathered this weekend to demonstrate against a bill that will make it a state crime to be an illegal immigrant in Arizona.
Uhh, since they are illegal [aliens], does that not equal criminal? Hey, that’s the federal law is it not?
President Obama has called the new law “misguided” and instructed the Justice Department to examine it to see whether it’s legal.
As President Obama and his staff are already realizing, the legislation mirrors federal law; laws that are generally not enforced by the Department of Justice.
Opponents said the federal government can block the law by refusing to accept them [the illegal aliens].
No! We are the federal government officials and we are here not to enforce the laws, rather ensure people like us!
U.S. Rep. Raul M. Grijalva, Arizona Democrat, asked the federal government not to cooperate when illegal immigrants are picked up by local police.
Fine Rep. Grijalva … I’m willing to bet Sheriff Joe is ordering more tents..
I’m certainly no expert, and I’m comfortable stating that I do not have the end-all solution, but two things are for certain that really bug the heck out of me. First, current law is not being enforced and second, our borders are not currently secured.
Maybe we should just start with the promises that have already been made, see if we can get those straight, and move on from there?