Arizona’s new immigration law is stirring up a lot of controversy, though almost none of it, in truth, focuses on anything of ultimate relevance.
Here are the basics, coming from CNN after Governor Jan Brewer – using her magical, mystical political powers – made the new rules “law” with the whisk of her pen (the politicians’ and bureaucrats’ version of a wand):
“The bill requires immigrants to carry their alien registration documents at all times and requires police to question people if there is reason to suspect that they’re in the United States illegally. It also targets those who hire illegal immigrant day laborers or knowingly transport them.
“The Republican governor also issued an executive order that requires additional training for local officers on how to implement the law without engaging in racial profiling or discrimination.
“’This training will include what does and does not constitute reasonable suspicion that a person is not legally present in the United States,’ Brewer said after signing the bill.
“’Racial profiling is illegal. It is illegal in America, and it’s certainly illegal in Arizona,’ Brewer said.”
Without even going any further, we can point out several huge discrepencies and falsehoods in this line of thought. Let alone that it is utterly repugnant that any human being should be “required” of what is essentially a band of armed marauding and stealing thugs (government) that they carry papers or identification of any kind whatsoever, but does anyone really believe that those carrying out the government’s orders along the “border” with Mexico are not going to more heavily scrutinize bronze-skinned, black-haired people instead of whites, negroes, orientals, or those of other outward ethnicity? If so, I’d like to sell you some green cheese straight from the moon.
And just what constitutes being “in the United States?” All that the “United States” is comprised of is an arbitrary geographical region over which a variety of governments arrogantly proclaim jurisdiction, under the ridiculously lame excuse that someone’s “right to vote” makes such an arrangement legitimate. No one, under any guise whatsoever, can claim control over another’s life, liberty, or property with any degree of righteousness.
But witness the governor’s oh-so sanctimonious claims as to the conduct she promises from Arizona police:
“Brewer’s executive order was in response to critics who argue that the new law will lead to racial profiling, saying that most police officers don’t have enough training to look past race while investigating a person’s legal status.
“’As committed as I am to protecting our state from crime associated with illegal immigration, I am equally committed to holding law enforcement accountable should this stature ever be misused to violate an individual’s rights,’ Brewer said.
“She added that the law would probably be challenged in courts and that there are those outside Arizona who have an interest in seeing the state fail with the new measure.
“’We cannot give them that chance. We must use this new tool wisely and fight for our safety with the honor Arizona deserves.’”
Wow. Delusion city. News for the Governor: Governments automatically and inherently violate individual rights, and that most certainly includes the police. And do you really view groups of people who come from a different government’s conquered realm who may speak a different language than you as a threat? You seem to, since you openly state that you view this new “law” as a “fight for our safety.”
Even many of the opponents of the Arizona government’s new policy aren’t thinking straight, however. Here’s Obama and New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson both chiming in:
“’Our failure to act responsible at the federal level will only open the door to irresponsibility by others. That includes, for example, the recent efforts in Arizona, which threaten to undermine basic notions of fairness that we cherish as Americans, as well as the trust between police and their communities that is so crucial to keeping us safe,’ the president said at a naturalization ceremony for 24 members of the military.
“Brewer’s counterpart in neighboring New Mexico, Gov. Bill Richardson, called the new law ‘a terrible piece of legislation.’
“’It’s against the democratic ideals of this country,” he told CNN’s “Situation Room.” ‘It’s a step backwards. It’s impractical.”
More disconnection from reality that amounts to mere weasel words on both counts: My idea of “basic notions of fairness,” Obama, is to just be left the hell alone, period. And the “trust between police and their communities that is so crucial to keeping us safe,” is a cruel lie, and an illusion. Haven’t the government courts in all 50 “states” plus the federal courts already ruled unambiguously and unanimously that the police and government in general are not there and do not exist to protect anyone. They exist so that con-men like you get to stay in power. As for Richardson, your “democratic ideals” are nothing more nor less than a shotgun wedding – an offer no one is allowed to refuse – even if they choose, like myself, to not vote and be a part of your criminal cabal. And “country?” What “country?” That’s a notion, as I demonstrated earlier, that’s just all in your head. It’s an illusion, though an artfully constructed one.
The notion that any person, regardless of what part of the world they com from, may be targeted by a government for arrest, imprisonment, or whatever form of aggression and punishment, simply because they’re not in their “proper realm,” is, I submit to you, hideous. Especially when we recognize that in truth, the only reason governments develop and enforce such rules – other than an occasional true xenophobe — is so that their welfare-state dependency schemes, and foreign diplomatic and militaristic adventurism and “nation-building” can continue unabated. An end to such tyrannical government actions would remove any and all excuses for treating immigrants as criminals – and that would diminish government’s power significantly (not to mention then expose who the true racists are, since the only remaining supporters would then have to demonstrate their true colors).
Real solutions require we live in a rational reality. Immigration laws are not the answer, nor are dismantling welfare programs and ending overseas military occupations in and of themselves. The real ultimate solution is the one almost no one dares to talk about. The total end of government altogether.