posted on Apr, 20 2010 @ 05:53 PM
Teapartiers, you are letting us down. Day after day you claim that the central core values of your movement are liberty, respect of the constitution,
as well as freedom and protection from an oppressive and intrusive government.
However, the most concrete and tangible infringement and obliteration of your supposed values is about to be put into law, and yet I hear nary a peep.
No protests, no endless strings of 'government takeover' threads, nothing. In fact, many of the same posters who claim to love the constitution are
voicing support for this 'abortion' of a law.
Of course, I am speaking of the law in Arizona that allows law enforcement to use a slippery determination of 'reasonableness' to determine whether
they want to detain and demand proof of citizenship.
[The bill] also would require police to question people about their immigration status if there's reason to suspect they're in the country
The governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer, will decide in the next few days whether to sign this nazi-like law into the books. I sure hope tea-partiers will
be slamming her phone line in an effort to preserve liberty.
The bill would require that police officers ask for proof of citizenship should they suspect a person of being undocumented. In a single stroke of her
pen Governor Brewer can set back her party even deeper into a demographic hole, transform her state into a national social pariah, and downgrade her
political future to that of a speaker on the circuit forged by Tom Tancredo and Lou Dobbs. Is Brewer Tom Tancredo or is she Ronald Reagan? This week
we shall find out.
Can you imagine if a similar bill was passed in Wisconsin w/ regards to Canada? How would you react if the government could harass and demand proof of
citizenship if they determine that you reasonably appear Canadian??
Here is an issue that separates the true libertarian Ron Paul tea-partiers from the authoritarian Sarah Palin republican in sheep's clothing
Let's see who is brave and principled enough to step up and defend their supposed principles (even when it's tough and goes against the republican
[edit on 4/20/2010 by skunknuts]