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California needs a law like Arizona's
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I am one ticked American.

Shall I say, I am one ticked off American who is among the 60 percent - 70 percent in Arizona - who support the new anti-illegal immigration law adopted by Arizona.

Frankly, I'm tired of the lies on the left and their clever mantra that somehow the new law is Nazi like and that police will become gestapo like and demand to see your "papers" if you have brown skin.

Don't buy into their deceptive slant on the new law, designed to enforce existing laws. Frankly their presentation that the law is all about racial profiling is putrifying nonsense.

Let's get something straight. Arizona SB 1070 signed into law by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer does not advocate - unlike what its opponents would like you to think - stopping people who look Latino to check and see if they are legal U.S. residents. What it does is allow police, whenever they stop a suspect for another violations or breaking of the law - such as speeding, or drugs or burglary - to look into legal residency if they suspect such a person is an illegal alien.

Let's make this simple for those on the left. Let's say a brown-skinned man is driving down the freeway in Yuma, Arizona and a state trooper pulls him over after clocking him doing 85 in a 55 mph zone. The first thing the trooper will do is approach the car and ask for the driver's ID. If he produces a license - which he must possess in order to legally drive - there's probably no question about legal residency. You see, one must be a citizen to get a driver's license issued by an American state.

If he cannot produce a license - if you want to call them "papers" so be it - hey, we have a problem already. We have someone who is driving without a license, already a crime. If I'm an officer, I'd have probable cause to believe this driver may not be a legal resident of America. SB 1070 would allow him to check with federal authorities to see if indeed Mr. Speeder is an illegal.

What part of that is so upsetting to the 40 percent who seemingly advocate the USA harboring people who break the law? It's already illegal to enter our country illegally and the federal government seemingly wishes to do little about it. Perhaps because it would alienate a voting block.

SB 1070 also has some tough penalties for anyone who hires an illegal alien. The point here is well taken that aliens wouldn't be coming to America if employers didn't illegally hire them.

The Arizona law makes perfect sense and if California lawmakers had any sense or courage they'd adopt a similar law. California has a huge problem with illegal immigration. A 2004 study issued by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) examines the costs of education, health care and incarceration of illegal aliens, and concludes that the costs to Californians is $10.5 billion per year. Approximately $7.7 billion a year is to school the children of illegal aliens who now constitute 15 percent of the student body.

California's problem is that the halls of the state Capitol are filled with spineless gutless political whores who look the other way as the criminal flood wreaks havoc on the state, its economy, its society and its residents. They care more about holding onto their office than about doing the right thing. The right thing is getting tough on illegal immigration and holding up the legal process of immigration which has made is a great nation.

Here are the facts. We are the greatest nation and many want to be here. We cannot allow all to be here so we have an orderly system of getting in the USA on a limited basis. Thousands are jumping line ahead of the people waiting their legal turn. The flood is akin to too many cars entering the freeway at the same time. We are suffocating from the crime and high cost of illegals. Let's not lie and say this is about racism.

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