Arizona’s Immigration Law Does NOT go far enough….
It has become evident that the politicization of immigration reform serves as a lightning rod for populism. It is NOT a reality to be resolved, as evidenced by the failure of Bush to gain his own party’s support for comprehensive reform; the waiver and lack of integrity of the Senator from Arizona John McCain and many on both sides of the aisle on the issue; and the lack of leadership on the Democratic side towards a fundamental and comprehensive program towards the use of foreign labor for our own needs. It is our own need to employ foreign labor and arcane rules that causes illegal immigration. It is also every human’s need to serve their selfish self-interest and seek a better result from their own efforts. We need the labor and immigrants are motivated to improve their lives. This is the story of the peoples of the United States.
This commentary is not about how the labor resource should be utilized. It is about how precious the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights are to us as citizens and to individuals across the globe. In the lexicon of today, the immigration problem is about “mexicans” (note the minor “m”). It appears most Americans are unaware of the Irishmexicans, the Chinesemexicans, Russianmexicans and other illegals in our midst. However, Arizona and other communities have opted to use their optical abilities to cull through the mexican-looking folks. This seems somewhat difficult to accomplish as some mexicans look Anglo, Arabic, and even indigenous. Arizona’s next step will be to make them all wear mexican flags on their clothing so that we do not confuse them, similar to a tyrannical and evil government in the 1930’s. The mexican flag can be the Star of David patch of today!
“ARTICLE THE SIXTH
“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Our laws apply to our citizens and to non-citizens. Thus, the newest missives from Arizona that no person with a foreign accent can teach English and that it will be unlawful to teach the history of its diverse populations in the public schools, will decide that competency is not the basic requirement to teach and that someone’s version of history, as opposed to the truth, will be better for all concerned. I am reminded of Arizona’s son Barry Goldwater, who said: “each man is responsible for his own actions, he is the best judge of his own well being, each has his individual conscience to serve.., and each man is a brother to every other man.”
I do not think Mr. Goldwater would recognize his home today.
Luis G. Lobo
"In the Final Analysis, Your Attitude Determines your Effectiveness in Everything, Every Time!"
In the final analysis, your attitude determines your effectiveness in everything, every time! LGL