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Why I Support Arizona SB 1070

I’ve given a lot of thought to this and have even read the actual law online (unlike Barack Obama, Eric Holder or Janet Napolitano) before gracing you all with my opinion on the matter.

The fact is that those of us lucky enough to be American citizens have to identify ourselves, our citizenship, date of birth, place of residence, Social Security number and God knows what else on a daily basis here in the land of the free. So why shouldn’t illegal aliens be expected to do the same? Do they have more rights than legal citizens?

I hate Big Brother more than most people. I don’t like having to present my ID to the cops, at the bank, the DMV, the hospital or anywhere else. Screw ’em I say! But what choice do I have? That’s just the way it is and I have to suck it up along with EVERYONE else.

If I don’t want to live in a society with laws I can go build a cabin in Montana someplace and catch up on my reading. And if illegal immigrants don’t want to deal with it they don’t have to stay.

Today’s posting is spurred by an email I received which is quoted in its entirety below.

Consider this. As an ordinary American citizen I must show ID when:

  1. When pulled over by the Police.
  2. Making purchases on my credit card.
  3. When I verify medical insurance for a doctor’s appointment.
  4. When filling out a credit card or loan application.
  5. When applying for or renewing a driver’s license.
  6. When applying for any kind of insurance.
  7. When filling out college applications.
  8. When donating blood.
  9. When obtaining controlled prescription drugs.
  10. When making some debit purchases, especially if I’m out of state.
  11. When collecting a boarding pass for airline or train travel.
  12. When proving I am of legal age to buy booze and cigarettes.
  13. When voting at the polls.
  14. When applying for Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid benefits.
  15. When enlisting in the military.
  16. When entering a military base.
  17. When applying for food stamps.
  18. When applying for disability or economic assistance.
  19. When cashing a check.
  20. When entering my place of work.
  21. When applying for or renewing a passport

I’m sure there are more instances, but the point is that we citizens of the USA are required to prove who we are nearly every day. Why should people in this country illegally be exempt?

Last but not least, there is nothing in Arizona’s state law which is already not part of Federal law. So why did Arizona write and enact this law? Because the Feds were not enforcing the laws already on their books! Don’t be surprised if you start seeing more of these types of laws being enacted in states across the country.

Your thoughts?

40 Years and $1 Trillion Later, The Drug War Grinds On

Whatever your feelings about the legalization of drugs, one fact is clear: The United States’ “War on Drugs” has been an abysmal failure.

According to this story reported by United Press International, since 1970 we’ve spent one trillion dollars ($1,000,000,000,000.00) and lost hundreds of lives in a futile attempt to stem the flow of drugs deemed illegal to their ready, willing and eager customer base in the U.S.

If anything, the problem has grown worse over time. Here’s what U.S. drug czar Gil Kerlikowske has to say:

“In the grand scheme, it has not been successful,” Kerlikowske told The Associated Press. “Forty years later, the concern about drugs and drug problems is, if anything, magnified, intensified.”

It’s hard to believe that we never learned the lesson of Prohibition which gave rise to widespread organized crime in the 1920s and 30s. People are going to have their drinks and their drugs. It’s as simple as that. And, right now, the Mexican drug lords make Al Capone look like a pussycat!

My answer: legalize, regulate and tax marijuana. It’s politically inconceivable to think that cocaine or heroin will ever be legalized but they aren’t the big money makers right now, high-grade pot is. As for pharmaceutical drugs – they’re already “regulated” but are probably more popular and available than ever as illegal/recreational substances.

Methamphetamine? Forget about it! That stuff is bad news any way you look at it, would never get legalized and is mostly manufactured domestically anyway.

No, legalizing pot will not answer all of our national drug problems. But it will cost the drug lords a lot of money and will help support a lot of states and municipalities.

Your thoughts?

Latest Arizona Poll

The latest telephone poll taken by the Arizona Governor’s Office asked whether people who live in Arizona think illegal immigration is a serious problem:

29% responded, “Yes, it is a serious problem.”

71% responded, “No es una problema seriosa.”

I May Have A Small Crank, But My Police Baton Is Just The Right Size

Respect My Authori-TIE!!

Maybe Big Brother isn’t so big after all.

According to this story on The Smoking Gun web site, a TSA employee named Rolando Negrin has been arrested for assault after allegedly beating the crap out of a co-worker with a police baton.

What prompted the beating? Apparently Negrin could no longer bear the daily humiliation he was receiving from his co-workers after a security scanner revealed the diminutive size of his manhood during a training session.

“The X-ray revealed that [Negrin] has a small penis and co-workers made fun of him on a daily basis,” reported cops. Following his arrest, Negrin told police that he “could not take the jokes anymore and lost his mind.”

This one really cracks me up. According to Israeli airport security officials, these scanners are absolutely useless when it comes to stopping a smart, determined terrorist. That’s why they are not used at Ben-Gurion International Airport. Clearly however, they’re great when it comes to party jokes!

"These scanners are proven to cause shrinkage. No, really."

Luckily, I don’t know what it would be like to go through life as a man wife the wrong size tool (no posted comments from my ex-wife to the contrary will be approved for publication), but I’ve got to figure it’s pretty tough! The last thing any man with this problem needs is for everyone at his workplace to have photographic evidence – and use it against him on a daily basis. What a nightmare.