Arizona and Racial Profiling

Is Arizona's New Law a Good Thing?

The only argument I’ve seen or heard opposing Arizona’s tough new immigration law is that it will result in racial profiling. But racial profiling already exists. The new law isn’t needed to cause cops to hassle Latinos because they already do it. There are good cops and bad cops just as there are good people and bad people. The bad apples are going to continue busting Latinos, justifiably or not, law or no law.

What about the civil rights of Latinos? Well, is it too big a price to pay to carry proof of citizenship if it can result in saving our country billions of dollars? I don’t think so. And it is costing billions for welfare, food stamps, education, school lunches, free medical care and more.

In fact, we will probably come to a point where we all have to carry national identity cards anyway, if just to prevent identity theft if no other reason. With all the information that’s already out through bank accounts, Social Security, credit cards and more, chances are the government already knows all about us anyway, and while I don’t like the idea of “Big Brother” watching over me (like “1984) it is already here.

Probably the only thing President Bush ever said that I agreed with was that we are not going to deport 11 million people. We need to make them assimilate, to become Americans, speak our language, respect our laws and our flag. But we’ve got to stop more from coming. There are billions of people all over the world who would love to come here, but we can’t accommodate them all. If we try, rather than bringing them up to our standards, we will be brought down to theirs.

But what about “A day without Mexicans”? Who will do the back breaking work of picking crops? Of cleaning our motel rooms? Of being our nannies? Well, how about those 11 million law breakers that are already here? And what happens when they climb the social ladder out of those jobs? I don’t know - we can cross that bridge if we ever get to it. With today’s unemployment it probably wouldn’t be a problem.

There is one other problem about not securing our borders, and this one is scary. Terrorists. The same people that blew up the World Trade Center, attacked the London subway, blew up an airliner in Scotland, can now easily sneak across the border to do their terrible deeds here.

Bottom line, I say hooray for Arizona. Too bad the federal government doesn’t have as much good sense - or the guts - to do what is right.



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American Romance 6 years ago from America

Wanna see how horrible our President is? Note the Federal law states a cop can pull one over to check race and NEEDS NO REASON, The Arizona law says they must be breaking the law, Our government lies and lies and lies, time to clean house folks! So the federal law is worse than the Arizona law yet Obama admonishes Arizona and sticks up for illegals, 140,000 violent crimes commited by illegals last year in our country,

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dongately 6 years ago from Sana Clarita, California Author

You make an interesting point.

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FitnezzJim 6 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

By not policing the border we are allowing an avenue for illegal immigrants, terrorists, trafficking in persons, and drug smuggling.

When the feds choose to not fund the needed support to police the border, try to claim that power as only a federal power, and try to not allow the states to police their part of the border, are they, in fact, providing tacit approval for these crimes to occur? Or are they saying, “you have to get well into the heart of the country before we’ll allow or support something being done about it?”

The taxes that could go to shutting down the border instead will be going to lawyers to argue about solving it. At least they won't be part of the unemployment problem.

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dongately 6 years ago from Sana Clarita, California Author

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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