Feedback from the Issue of Thursday, June 3, 2010

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Apparently, we are the bigots: Are you kidding me? Supporters of Arizona Senate Bill 1070 are bigots?

I am a Mexican American who strongly supports this constitutional law. Look around you — we are in trouble here. The federal government, both Democrats and Republicans, has ignored the immigration issue. The question is not whether we can afford SB 1070, it's can we sustain the daily influx of illegal immigration?

Your article is biased. You're the ones who are the bigots.
Louis Jacquez, Phoenix

What's the big deal?: I don't know what all the complaining about SB 1070 is about. It's no different from the federal law that requires non-residents to show their papers.

Also, if you drive a car in this country, you must have a driver's license. We all are duty-bound to show that to the cops if they ask for it.

So all you liberals should just shut the fuck up. And you guys just go ahead and boycott Arizona. The likes of you and [comedian] Jon Stewart were never coming here anyhow.
Ted DeMarco, Phoenix

Americans will be caught in the dragnet: The problem with SB 1070 is that it mandates that all law enforcement officers check identification of anybody they think is illegal — and anybody with brown skin could be illegal, right, so they must carry with them all kinds of identification.

Because you know that the average dumb-ass cop isn't going to take a chance on getting in trouble. He is going to put an ICE hold on everybody he thinks has forged a driver's license. Lots of American citizens are going to get caught up in the dragnet.

And then they're going to sue for false arrest, and then we taxpayers are going to foot the bill. This is an issue that a bigot like state Senator Russell Pearce never considered in his zeal to come down on the browns.
Zack Jones, Tempe

More harm than good: The people who are boycotting Arizona because of recent immigration legislation, because it discriminates, should realize that this broad boycott will hurt all Arizonans — even those it intends to protect.

Economically, it will do more harm than good. A more specific boycott would be more appropriate. Find out which business owners supported the law and boycott them.
Mauracio Morales, Somerton

Please take a rational look at SB 1070: Please open a dictionary, look up the word "illegal," and read the definition. It is illegal to drive a car without a driver's license and car insurance. Since I'm driving a Cadillac, should I not have to show a driver's license and insurance?

I do not understand why you report that our law enforcement officers will stop people just because of the color of their skin. Do you think law enforcement should not apply to red-light running, speeding, and hit-and-runs?

When I travel outside this country, I have to have a visa and a valid passport. Explain why everyone should not have to prove their legal status.

Please take a rational look at SB 1070, and then look in the mirror and say you do not believe this bill was necessary. Look at the cost of healthcare and education brought on by illegals, as well as the crime they bring here.
Nancy Giebner, Wittman

 
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President Jefferson Davis
President Jefferson Davis

I guess they can come to Alabama. We have thousands here now and are letting them homestead here every day. Alabama has no laws against illegals. Heck we are like the Feds and only enforce those laws the politicians running the State want to enforce. Soooooo, come to Alabama and make a new life.

Ozzylvr
Ozzylvr

Truth08, I am not a second class citizen, I dont want illegals here. If you dont like what we are trying to do here, go live in mexico you ass! And the way I sound, you dont like it because your turning your back to us Americans and defending the illegals. I'm glad you took your good boy pill today and now you can go to hell where you came from. How dare you protest our law.What in the world is keeping you here? GO LIVE IN MEXICO!!! THAT WOULD BE 1 LESS IDIOT WE HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT!!!!

Ozzylvr
Ozzylvr

All you illegals go corrupt your own country. How dare you protest in my country when all you brown people are the major cause of this SB1070. You took advantage by all of you swarming Arizona like fucking roaches. I know mexicans that have been here 30-40 years and still illegal. How fair is that to me when me and my whole family are citizens by birth and I'm latina. I FULLY SUPPORT SB1070 AND I HOPE TO HELL WE GET RID OF ALL YOU MEXICANS!!!

Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ

The film that Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin made in 1967 of Bigfoot was real. The test that Nasa did on the film stated that the creature had both human and gorilla characteristics. Bigfoot is a human-primate hybrid. Half man and half gorilla. A man made creature that was created several thousand years ago by men that went to Africa and had sex with female gorillas. For all the skeptics out there, they were real men that had real sex with real female gorillas. And no one was wearing a costume at the time.

Karen Gibbins
Karen Gibbins

I don't hate brown skinned, Spanish speaking people. When I was I child here in Phoenix the Hispanic boys and girls on the playground were my friends and playmates. When I went to high shool the Hispanic girls and boys were my friends and class mates. As an adult I have worked with and for Hispanics. They have always been part of Arizona and always will. But the illegal aliens that gather in my neighborhood on the street every day are not part of Arizona. They are unwelcome trespassers. Does anyone remember back in the 90's when a truck load of illegals crashed on the highway coming in from Nogales sending 14 illegals to local trauma centers? Tucson Medical Center almost closed their trauma center due to the staggering cost of treating these people. Arizona, in fact the entire United States cannot support a huge population of illegal immigrants. It's not about race!!!!!!!!! No nation can sustain uncontrolled population growth.

Boycot Arizona. I don't care. Wave your Mexican flags while you protest. You reveal who you really are when you do. Wave the American flag while you protest. I don't buy it.

Go home, protest in your country of origin and demand jobs, medical care, education and everything you rightfully should expect from the govenment from where you came. We owe you nothing.

William Crum
William Crum

Did they check my papers when I was sent off to war in Vietnam? I don't think so.

Pamela
Pamela

Mike: Clearly you have never traveled in your life other than the internet. If you did you would display an IQ well above 70. When you decide to travel to another country buy a book on how to travel as No you do NOT carry your documents with you, NO you do not get stopped because you are a particular race ( most countries are not racist like Arizona), and no for you uneducated, never traveled individuals do you get deported by accident like you do in Arizona. Please educate your self and try to respond above a 70 IQ and for those of you who do not know and do not have an IQ above 70 please join the Nazi/Tea Party.

Pamela
Pamela

Are you kidding that you think that this law is not in violation of the laws of our founding fathers. Pretty soon with the Support of the Tea party we will have to engrave 666 into our arms like the jews in Germany. If you think it stops here with "illegals" think again. This is just the beginning to Armageddon.

valerie
valerie

we in nevada (we legal ones) are with you on this one. stop the flow by closing the border, then start the clean up. this is way out of hand and is not going to stop until 'we the people' put a stop to it. we will do our best to dump reid, since he is more into illegals rights than the rights of legal nevadans/americans.the only time he shows up at a 'gathering / protest' is when it's put on by the illegals - well some will get their vote in, but they all can't slip it by. and everytime the pro-illegals have a protest it only makes more of us mad and want to put a stop to it. so they can keep on protesting, it will be their downfall. these people need to return to their home land and stand up for their rights there, change mexico and stop trying to change MY country, i don't want to live in mexico or little mexico either.i feel for the good people of arizona, atleast you have a gov. who will stand up for you. nv gov. sucks, he says we don't have a problem with illegals. i guess he likes 14% unemployment and can't see that after illegals are deported that will turn into 4%.we are about to dump him and reid, then we will get the same law as you. good luck and don't worry about those boycotters, they are only afraid that the illegals will end up in their state (as is california). hang tight, AMERICANS SUPPORT YOU AND YOUR NEW LAW...

marq
marq

. The purpose of enforcing national sovereignty (this includes an immigration policy) is the baseline of protecting the constitutional rights of the citizen. If immigration policy is not enforced then there is nothing to protect as others with no vested interest will dictate policy to the citizen.This is a very important element to preserving the US Constitution, sovereignty. Axiom: Your home is a sovereign place as it relates to your neighbors. How could you run your household if people came in at will and had their way with your home and its contents? You would have lost the sovereignty of your home and nothing would be in your control. This is why you have a process to allow certain people into your home who will abide by your house rules and customs.The same courtesy should be extended to the US as it relates to immigration or our Republic will surrender sovereignty to the United Nations where liberties of freedom of speech and religion are nonexistent.

Charles Sandoval
Charles Sandoval

Editor-I come from a long time Arizona pioneer family, my great grandfather was born in Yuma the year was 1865 (his parents were here years before) and there are eight generations of our family in Arizona today. So I feel that I could give a true Arizonan feeling about our state today.Years ago my grandparents were welcoming new comers to our state to help us grow and prosper in an area of our country unspoiled by the politics and hate of the rest of our nation. We Arizonans were a strong breed who felt that all people living here could live together in peace regardless of religion, race or political beliefs.But, today’s a new day. We’ve been over run by new comers from across the country who want to change our state, and make it like the Midwest or Eastern states from were they migrated. Our politicians, state and federal representatives are no longer Arizonans but carpet baggers and Johnny Come Latelys who couldn’t get elected in there own states. These people have run our state into ruin we can’t pay our bills, we can’t school our children, we pass stupid laws which create hazards’ (ex: conceal guns/ fireworks in a dry deserts/ laws which bring racism and hate to our people and destroy our environment and our economy).We don’t need new comers like Joe Arpaio, Jan Brewer, Andy Thomas and John McCain creating fear, hate and unrest in our state. We have enough racist nuts like Russell Pearce and his Mormon partners to do this.In parting I would like to give a suggestion to remedy these problems. If you don’t like Mexicans, Native Americans and true Arizona values why don’t you go back to where you came from and live that good life!

Thank you for letting a real Arizonan have his say:Charlie Sandoval

North Phoenix

J.E.
J.E.

I have a question I am a American Mexican if this law passes and I don't carry a ID they will send me to MEX even if I am American, how about if the US revoked my passport they will send me to MEX cool PARTY LOL because if they arrest me I will not answer no questions to no one but I will sued for arresting a American Citizen no questions ask?

onlyinamerica
onlyinamerica

I am curious as to why no one was protesting these laws before Arizona decided to it was time to enforce them? Ah, maybe I just answered my own question-no one was enforcing them ,so no one cared that these laws were ALREADY federal laws for quite some time. Arizona didn't just make them up now. They have been on the books for a long time. Maybe the libs and whoever else is protesting them just didn't know that. But as they say, ignorance of the law is no excuse. And I am so sick of everything being turned into a racist issue. The only ones screaming racism are the real racists. And to Truth08, if you feel like a second class citizen I think that sounds like a personal problem. I think the only one that has a problem with your race, is YOU!! I didn't see one thing in SB1070 that said ANYTHING about race. Get over yourself!

Mike
Mike

Like so many liberals and progressives, you guys are incredibly one sided while claiming to be otherwise. Anyone traveling abroad knows that you ALWAYS have to keep the appropriate papers on your person at all times so the authorities know who you are and why you're there. SB1070 is not about race, its about enforcing a law that already exists. Its not a law against those of us with darker skin. Neo-nazis at the rally for people who support 1070? So what? Hitler was a vegetarian and an environmentalist. Does that make it evil or racist? You guys are fucking ridiculous.

Truth08
Truth08

Ozzylvr, boy for being a "latina" you sure sound like a man from a trailer park???

You may be ok, with being "detained", to verify your status, via your several ID cards.

But....., I'm not, and neither are the rest of the US Citizens of Mexican decent that are protesting!!

We just are NOT ok with being a "Second Class Citizen", though apparently you are??

Go figure??

Good luck with that view of life!! It'll most certainly come in handy, at job interviews!!

At least for your competition!!

Ha!!

Regards,Truth08

Ozzylvr
Ozzylvr

I am an american by birth and so is my family. I am latina and I support SB1070. Every thing us americans do we have to show identification all the time, in almost everything we do. Whether its to open a bank account, get a job, etc.... I dont mind doing that. But why do the f--king mexicans have a problem with that. And to all the americans that is against SB1070 your a bunch of idiots to think showing our legal status is wrong open your eyes and read a dictionary on what illegal means. I can promise you it says nothing about race. And all protesters have stupidly turned it into a racial issue, your a f--king joke. All you illegal mexicans get the f--k out of my country, YOUR NOT WANTED!!! YOU ILLEGALS HAVE BROUGHT THIS UPON YOURSELVES, YOU HAVE ABUSED ENOUGH OF MY COUNTRY!GO THE FUCK HOME!!!!

 
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