(Eleanor Roosevelt with the Spanish version of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
The Arizona Senate and Arizona Governor Jan Brewer have passed an unconstitutional and pro-racial profiling law that has sparked intense debate across the nation over the issue of illegal immigration. The law was written to pander to racist elements in the Republican Party and on the political right-wing.
It does nothing to solve the problem, and creates a police-state devoid of civil liberties.
It is nothing more than lies that the federal government has done nothing about the issue, thereby making Arizona justified to pass an unconstitutional and immoral law.
FOR ANY LAWFUL CONTACT MADE BY A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL OR AGENCY OF THIS STATE OR A COUNTY, CITY, TOWN OR OTHER POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THIS STATE WHERE REASONABLE SUSPICION EXISTS THAT THE PERSON IS AN ALIEN WHO IS UNLAWFULLY PRESENT IN THE UNITED STATES, A REASONABLE ATTEMPT SHALL BE MADE, WHEN PRACTICABLE, TO DETERMINE THE IMMIGRATION STATUS OF THE PERSON.
Revisions to the AZ SB 1070 have changed "lawful contact" to "lawful stop, detention, or arrest" which changes nothing. A "lawful stop" and a "lawful contact" is the same thing.
These revisions are a waste of the nation's time. Until the law is abolished utterly there is nothing but racism and fascist tyranny being brought forth by Arizona.
This law violates the U.S. Constitution, requires that police officers engage in racial profiling (which is illegal), opens the door to endless lawsuits that will bankrupt the state, and validates the racist lies of immoral monsters in regards to undocumented workers.
I stand proud with the Boycott AZ movement.
Those who love freedom and love American values must boycott all Arizona tourism and encourage a complete cancellation of all events and meetings held within the state until the governor and the state senate abolish this draconian law.
I also support the notion of Major League Baseball pulling out of the Phoenix All Star Game unless the state wishes to return to morality and constitutional enactment of laws.
The U.S. Constitution protects persons, not just citizens.
The right to be secure in your person, and not be subject to this "show me your papers" fascistic law is a foundation of our country's values.
These people spouting racism and excitedly endorsing this Arizona law are not even Americans, in my view.
They are the most disgusting and vile element of our society who hold no love for freedom, truth or liberty.