You know, I’m beginning to feel the same way about this Arizona immigration bill as Obama felt about health care. Do you remember when Obama accused opponents of health care reform about spreading misinformation?
“There’s been a lot of fear-mongering, a lot of overheated rhetoric,” he said.
Now, however, the passage of the Arizona immigration law is “reminiscent” of how Jews were treated in Germany just before World War II (Democrat Rep. Jared Polis) and is “polarizing the situation” (President Obama). “If you don’t have your papers and you took your kid out to get ice cream, you’re going to be harassed. That’s something that could potentially happen.” (Obama again.)
Racial profiling should NEVER be tolerated. The Arizona immigration law agrees and forbids racial profiling, according to the person who drafted it. Check: misinformation coming out of the White House.
Consider another statement Obama made on health care: After I signed the bill, I looked around. I looked up at the sky to see if asteroids were coming. I looked at the ground to see if cracks had opened up in the earth. You know what, it turned out it was a pretty nice day. Birds were still chirping. Folks were strolling down the street. Nobody had lost their doctor. Nobody had pulled the plug on Granny. Nobody was being dragged away to be forced into some government-run health care plan.
Well, since Gov. Jan Brewer signed the Arizona immigration bill into law, I looked around. Sure enough, people are still strolling down the street. “Los sun” is still shining. No cracks opened up in the earth. I haven’t heard of anyone not being able to get ice cream.
I have heard, however, of American students unable to wear American flag t-shirts or American bandannas to school on Cinco de Mayo, because, as NBC reported, the boys said the school administrators told them their t-shirts were "incendiary." So if people really want to talk about doomsday scenarios, let’s leave the Arizona law alone and focus on what’s actually happening.
Maybe, instead of doomsday predictions about racial profiling that is forbidden in the Arizona immigration law, liberal politicians should join Arizona’s elected officials and do their job: protect our borders.
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