I may be sticking my neck out just to get it chopped off. The nice thing about America, I can offer you my figurative neck and you can figuratively chop it off...and that's okay. In my America, opinions are okay and allowable. There is no such animal as political correctness. We have ridden this horse too long! Why have we become a nation that is so afraid to voice our opinion that we are becoming yes men with no voice of our own???
The subject is the influx of illegal aliens and Arizona's right to enforce an federally mandated law and my opinion on that subject.
I may not have all the facts straight but that is what opinions are basically about...a comment on what you know of a subject. I personally try to arm myself with information before I feel I can adequately state an opinion. If I am wrong on that, please point it out. Speak up people, this is your America!!!
It seems the federal government is suing Arizona about the state's right to enforce an immigration law that is established. My first question is how can the federal government condemn the enforcement of their own law?
Can anyone say the state has no right to decide who enters the country through the corridor of their state? This is a law and they choose to enforce it. It is not racial profiling. There is a problem here. We are required as American people to carry identity with us. Our driver's licence is a must for daily living and if that is not available we have state issued ids. Many companies require additional id to enter the area of employment. We are a nation that runs on identification.
Would I be upset if I were asked to show ID because I am blue-eyed...yes. Would I be upset when my neighbor is killed by people coming into our country uninvited...yes. Would I be upset when my family land is so trashed by trespassers that I can't even use said land...yes. Would I be upset that my own children cannot find employment because of the use of illegal aliens...yes. Would I be upset that same said aliens received government assistance and far better housing than I can afford working two jobs...yes.
Please do not misunderstand. We are a nation of immigrants and should be proud of that. My own ancestors not four generations back came through Ellis Island proudly. They worked hard, they learned English, they obeyed the laws and had a dream. They became Americans...not Irish-Americans, not English-Americans, not African-Americans, not any hyphenated Americans in the bunch. They simply became Americans. And that, my people, if you haven't figured it out, is the way it is supposed to be.
Leave Arizona alone! They are only enforcing a law that is in place. I have a suggestion, if Arizona is so bad, MOVE.
I will apologize in advance for those I have offended, not for the act of offending but rather for hurting your feelings. I am not very good at being politically correct. Many of you may be surprised that this farmer's daughter has a political opinion. I have always been taught that if you can't say anything nice, keep your mouth shut. I have also been taught to be a proud American and stand up for what I believe.
GO ARIZONA!!!!!! LET US TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!