If you looked you would likely find as many reasons to oppose SB 1070 as there are people who blindly support the measure. Creativity among supporters of Arizona’s SB 1070 is impeccably summed up in a You Tube video by Ray Stevens. The downside is you will invest 3 minutes and 19 seconds and never get that time back. Ray, in my opinion you should be ashamed of yourself.
I cherish this country, came to this country legally, proudly and honorably served in the US Army. There is NO humor in the Stevens video, but there is plenty of disgrace suggesting the USA should treat illegal border crossers as China, Iran, Sudan, North Korea etc. treat theirs. Clearly we view the USA in dramatically disparate ways. There was a day not too long ago many supporters of Arizona’s new law would have screamed loudly about the dismantling of our civil liberties.
This new law is a sham and I can prove it – give me just one example of how this new law prevents illegal border crossing? You cannot – because it does not stop anything or anyone, on the other hand it does allow Americans to be pulled over along American highways, on Main Street and on your own home street to insure you belong here.
The alleged 75% of Americans who favor SB 1070 are willing to repeat the same hyperbole, the same inaccuracies and use identical wording to show their support. Supporters – use some smelling salts, take a deep whiff. Are you awake yet?
Opposition to SB 1070 IS NOT an endorsement for or in any way support illegal border crossing. But wild claims fuel the blogoshere, clog the media, and fill our email inbox but nary a one of these ‘supporters’ have even read the text of SB 1070.
The Patriot Act did away with our right to privacy, now due process is in jeopardy with this new effort to strip away the rights and freedoms many paid for with their lives.
Proponents beat the drum about crimes these people commit, trash they leave behind, free health care, free education, food stamps and jobs they obtain. Well guess what? Opponents are NOT ENDORSING these activities – but opponents do see widespread discrimination such as this country has not seen since the NAACP Freedom Marches of the early 60’s.
This is a battle between Law Enforcement and the Liberal Left?!? Please, visit Stand with Arizona and see and read for yourself. The fact is there are many life-long conservatives, Republicans, Libertarians and true Patriots who abhor this challenge to our freedom to travel freely with our friends and family who may have darker skin color. George Orwell predicted much of the doublespeak shoved down our throats today, he was just off by 26 years.