posted on May, 26 2010 @ 07:42 PM
reply to post by Erasurehead
More people jumping on the boycott Arizona bandwagon. I bet most of these artists never even bothered to read the law. Anything to get your
name out there to remain relevant I guess.
Agree. I like some of the music of Rage Against The Machine. I suppose I should be inclined to boycott them because I disagree with them.
Having read the bill a couple of times, what resonates to me is that the drafters of it have taken great and necessary pains to craft it such that it
will be very difficult to abuse.
I feel for Arizona; the people there -- particularly near the border -- are beyond desperate for help. They need the Federal laws to be enforced.
This may be a new bill, but the situation that caused it to be necessary is far from new. 1200 National Guard on the border (how many troops does
it take to support those 1200?) doesn't even have them a mile apart. And...... what are their remedies? Arrest? handing over to ICE, so they
can do nothing?
If there is not a probable cause to stop someone, then they should be able to proceed as usual; That means auto registration up-to-date, licensing,
inspection, insurance, etc. Somebody who is illegal but has all that vehicular paperwork in order should consider applying for citizenship.
What shocks me the most is the [perceived] stance of the President, against the bill and Arizona -- the very person who should be ensuring that the
U.S.'s borders are as secure as can be. Why isn't Homeland Security up in arms?
Has anyone in Washinton READ the dang bill? I'm not seeing any evidence of it.