Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Arizona Immigration Law

Via reader Lance comes this e-mail. It's a simple guide to understanding Arizona's new law regarding illegal immigration. I will have some comments following.

If you had tickets to a sports event, concert, Disneyland, or on an airplane, and when you got to your assigned seat, and someone else was in that seat, what would you do? You would call for a person in charge of ticket checking and have the person in your seat removed. You would be properly asked to show your ticket, and you would gladly and proudly do so, for you have bought and paid for that seat. The person in your seat would also be asked for a ticket, and they would not be able to produce one. They would be called "gate crashers" and they would be properly removed.

Now in this huge stadium called the USA we have had millions of gate crashers. We have been asking security to check for tickets and remove the
gate crashers. We have been asking security to have better controls in checking at the door. We have asked security to lock the back doors. Security has failed us. They are still looking the other way. They are afraid to ask to see the tickets. Many people say there is unlimited seating, and whether there is or not, no one should be allowed in for free while the rest of us pay full price!

In section
AZ, of Stadium USA, we have had enough of the failures of Security. We have decided to do our own ticket checking, and properly remove those who do not have tickets. Now it seems very strange to me that so many people in the other 49 sections, and even many in our own section do not want tickets checked, or even be asked to show their ticket! Even the head of Security is chastising us, while not doing his own job which he has sworn to do.

My own ticket has been bought and paid for so I am going to proudly show it when asked to do so. I have a right to my seat, and I want the gate crashers to be asked to show their tickets too. The only reason that I can imagine anyone objecting to being asked for their ticket is that they are in favor of gate crashing, and all of the illegal activities that go with it. Such as
drug smuggling, gang wars, murder, human smuggling for profit, and many more illegal and inhumane acts that we are trying to prevent with our new legislation. Is that what I am hearing from all of the protesters such as Phoenix Mayor Gordon, US Rep. Grijalva, even President Obama? If you are not in favor of showing tickets, (proof of citizenship, passport, green card, or other legal document) when asked, as I would proudly do, then you must be condoning those illegal activities.
Okay, so I think this is a pretty good analogy. Let me be clear about something, though, for anyone who thinks this bill is about racial profiling and card checks - IT'S NOT!!! There are provisions in the bill which specifically prohibit racial profiling. This is not like in Nazi Germany where you could be stopped on the street and asked for your papers if you didn't have blonde hair and blue eyes. We're talking about, for example, someone gets pulled over for a traffic violation and asked for ID (nothing new there), and said person cannot provide proof of citizenship or even being here legally, so therefore gets booked for being an illegal alien (which, by the way, makes them a CRIMINAL), forcing law enforcement to cut through all the legal bovine excrement red tape in order to send them back where they belong.

There is already federal law on the book that allows the feds to do the same thing AZ's new law now allows state LE to do - secure our country. People need to quit complaining about something that didn't really change anything except jurisdiction.

This all brings to mind a video, via ol' broad. READ THE BILL!

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