OK, I’ve avoided this topic for fear of getting my head torn off. But, I guess, a good head tearing off is a good thing to have…sometimes.
Arizona has just passed a law about people proving their citizenship. Obviously targeted at the illegal Mexican population, the people of Arizona are at the end of their rope.
This is a scenario nobody wants. The problems are skyrocketing: deaths at the border, drug trafficking, overrun social services, and hemorrhaging budgets at the state and local levels.
For some reason, I see little men with little black moustaches saying something like, “Show me your papers."
From a distance, we can all criticize Arizona as a racist state. People of brown skin will be subject to unwanted and unmerited searches. People will be stopped going to church, school, work, or just moving about town.
This is not a solution. It is a symptom of a broken society.
I don’t have a solution. And, while I don’t agree with what Arizona is doing, I don’t have anything better to offer.
Here’s hoping somebody smarter than me will come up with a winning plan. Until, I guess I’ll keep my mouth shut.