Monosyllabic Pedantry

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

What we have here... a failure to communicate.

Mark Stein has a great article:
As I write, I have my papers on me — and not just because I’m in Arizona. I’m an immigrant, and it is a condition of my admission to this great land that I carry documentary proof of my residency status with me at all times and be prepared to produce it to law-enforcement officials,...


Opinion polls show broad support for tough Arizona immigration law

• A Zogby Interactive poll of 2,108 adults conducted from April 16-19 found broad support for major immigration reform and immigration regulations that are more restrictive. “79 percent do not agree that illegal aliens are entitled to the same rights and basic freedoms as US citizens,” said the poll.

• An online Angus Global Monitor poll found 71 percent of respondents in favor of requiring state and local police to determine a person's residency status if there is "reasonable suspicion" that the person is an illegal immigrant, as well as arresting people who are unable to provide documentation to prove they are in the US legally. Also, 53 percent of respondents would make it a crime to hire day laborers off the street.


The various commie groups are raising heck with their protests. The liberal media is blowing up the protests as bigger than they are, while ignoring the violent instances. This has gotten the pussy politicians scrambling to be the next one in the barrel for La Raza.
And yet, in every news story I've read, the comments section has nothing but people saying, "Yeah, it's about time. Good for Arizona for having the balls to stand up to the problem. If only our politicians would do the same."

70% of the people of Arizona support SB1070.

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  • Just out of curiousity, what's the percentage of white people in AZ? Or it may be more educational to know the percentage of non-Hispanic looking people.

    By Blogger W, at 10:02 AM  

  • I don't know, but I question whether it would track along ethnic lines. There are many legal immigrants that are against illegal immigration.

    By Blogger Exador, at 10:55 AM  

  • Yeah there are. But the question they'd have to consider.. is getting rid of the illegals worth letting the cops hassle them whenever they like ?

    Just seems like a lot of American citizens are set up for a lot of hassle if this law is aggresively inforced.

    By Blogger W, at 5:56 AM  

  • Well, first of all, the law isn't written that the cops can "hassle them whenever they like". They are supposed to be already interacting with them, like a traffic stop, etc, at the least.

    It could certainly become more of a burden if they start putting road blocks everywhere, etc, but not any more than dui roadbloacks now. The only difference is that, instead of just getting a ticket for driving without a license, you could get your immigration status checked. If you have a license, that is considered proof of citizenship.

    By Blogger Exador, at 10:18 AM  

  • As long as it's popular, to hell with the Constitution?

    By Anonymous dolphin, at 8:47 AM  

  • To hell with the constitution?

    There's nothing unconstitutional about the new law.

    By Blogger Exador, at 10:55 AM  

  • "As long as it's popular, to hell with the Constitution?"

    What you mean the part that allowed congress to write laws against illegal immigration? The part where the Justice Department is supposed to enforce those laws? Which part of the Constitution is being thrown out exactly?

    By Anonymous Jim, at 1:52 PM  

  • Which part of the Constitution is being thrown out exactly?

    Due process for one. Used to be that you were innocent until proven guilty. Now you're guilty until you can prove that you're innocent, and (apparently) then only if you can somehow prove that your proof is proof (thinking here of the US citizen arrested and detained for days after presenting his license and birth certificate because, well he looked Mexican, so clearly those documents must have been forgeries).

    It's interesting to see a self-professed libertarian throw his support behind a measure that effectively establishes a police state.

    By Anonymous dolphin, at 10:36 AM  

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