First of all, let me just say this up front: these ignorant, racist, bigoted rednecks do NOT represent the majority of Phoenix voters who have been supporting the Propostions the radio team on El Break have been trying to encourage their listeners to fight against. I really don't appreciate the shallow, hollow argument that Stephen Lemons, New Times and ILLEGALS have presented over the past months (I'm a weekly reader): That on one side is "brown people" and the other side is "ignorant white people who hate brown people". That is total crap. The facts are really simple: we have laws that govern immigration. For far too long, employers and big business owners have been getting away with MURDER, when it comes to wages, benefits, and employment practices. This is the REAL issue: exploitation of illegal aliens, in the name of a bigger bang for their big bucks. Add in the well-known fact that we're a "right to work" state, countless labor union busting, etc...and now you've got the whole picture. This is NOT about hispanic people, or a hatred of them. This is about violators of laws already on the books. The employers (both commercial and private) and illegal aliens. That's the issue here. Frankly, they're both criminals..and the people of Arizona have spoken. We want justice. We passed these propositions because of these illegally-operating businesses; Americans are tired of being ripped off by them, having our benefits cut, our insurance snatched away, living in fear that they'll hire a LAW-BREAKER and pay them on the cheap to replace us. This is for the ILLEGAL ALIENS, who, by my country's laws are NOT, by definition, immigrants: if you don't like it, leave. You didn't have permission to be here anyway.
So, cut the crap; the only people I have a problem with should be pretty damn clear now. Just call me the "average" Arizona resident, because this is how "we" REALLY feel. Ray Childress isn't us. J.T. Ready DEFINITELY isn't us. And do you even have to ASK about Joe Arpaio??? Thanks for hearing me out.