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Originally posted by detachedindividual
As an outsider this is quite funny to watch. States going at it because one state was a frekin retard and passed a hateful law that actually isn't even designed to do what ignorant people think!
What most of the people arguing about this completely neglect to consider is that this is a direct intimidation tactic, that's all. This law has nothing to do with legally controlling immigration, it has everything to do with victimizing and threatening other people in the hope that it'll scare them away.
If a state wants respect it deals with its problems in an adult and level headed manner, not with arbitrary and ill-thought-out laws creating criminals from regular people and breeding racism.
They are doing exactly what the Nazis did, and most are too ignorant to see it.
It's a pathetic, knee-jerk, uneducated reaction to a genuine problem. It causes more problems than it solves (clearly), and panders to an idiotic population who can barely count to ten without seeking assistance.
I hope Arizona has its ass kicked by other states over this. If the leadership are going to implement laws under public pressure even when they know it'll do more harm than good, they deserve to get a pounding from more intelligent states.
Laws should be created to better the state, not to bow down to mindless public pressure. It's the responsibility of those leaders to explain the facts and persuade the public, not brainlessly accept an irresponsible law that they KNOW will damage their state and their people.