UPDATE: Tammy Bruce has provided a link to “…one of the authors of Arizona’s SB 1070, who has written an op-ed piece rebutting each of the criticisms of the bill. Please do read it for more ammunition in answering whatever mindless, hysterical liberals you encounter.”
(Excerpt) “ON Friday, Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona signed a law — SB 1070 — that prohibits the harboring of illegal aliens and makes it a state crime for an alien to commit certain federal immigration crimes. It also requires police officers who, in the course of a traffic stop or other law-enforcement action, come to a “reasonable suspicion” that a person is an illegal alien verify the person’s immigration status with the federal government.”
The recent law in Arizona granting police the right to demand identification is Arizona flexing its legal muscle to protect its borders during a time of land invasion, i.e., by Mexican citizens. Why would such action be different from any one of us attempting to cross into Mexico, with no thought respecting the sovereignty of that nation and its borders? Mexican drug cartel and violence by those here illegally will continue to escalate because our boundaries are weak or not enforced. Ignoring the consequences of such bullying will continue to leave American dead, and mountains of trash and dead animals rotting in its wake.
The new law has drawn the ire of liberal immigration protesters, who demonstrate loudly, threatening to boycott Arizona. Go for it lefties. Make a lot of noise, like a Halloween monster out scaring little kids. LSM talk shows and screen shots draw attention to vocal, screaming opposition, injecting fear of more violence into the message, making it seem like more people are against than for it. When are they going to show the rancher who was shot, or the countless lives lost on our highways from illegals who can’t be prosecuted without a legal identity in this country? The LSM spin leaves out the obvious: the law effectively establishes the sovereign right of the state of Arizona to set boundaries, protecting it from further violation.
Hmmm…let’s see — do you drive without a license? Can you apply for most jobs without proof of citizenship (the purpose of e-Verify)? What about a background check for a loan, or a job? These are on the spot demands to show proof of identification. Ante up or no job, loan, college application, driver’s license, USPS postal box, forwarding address request, marriage license, school entrance, candidacy (oops — another issue?), security clearance, ad infinitum. Federal and state government and businesses already demand such proof. Arizona should not have to justify to the liberal left their sovereign right to enact laws protecting not only borders but residents during a time of invasion. The liberal left does not own this country, the People, through what used to be our representation do. It would seem that the Lame Stream Media still thinks they know what’s best for us, as they pat us on the head, spin us around, and shove us out their back door. They are not living at the border.
The governor of Arizona took measures to reduce not only escalating violence, but human trafficking across her state borders. Meanwhile her state’s residents quietly attempt to clean up the mess in the desert. More power to them.