Arizona Immigration Law Makes the U.S. More Like Soviet Russia

\”He who trades freedom for security deserves neither\” ~ Benjamin Franklin

As somebody who grew up in the 90s, most of what I know about China, The Soviet Union, Korea, etc comes from movies and the history books. James Bond and Tom Clancy novels (particularly thinking The Hunt For the Red October), and other movies like Spy Games, etc have this way of portraying Russian (and East Germans) and how their greatest hope when they come to America is to no longer need papers (ie to cross state lines) and to worry about being questioned all of the time.

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The law, which proponents and critics alike said was the broadest and strictest immigration measure in generations, would make the failure to carry immigration documents a crime and give the police broad power to detain anyone suspected of being in the country illegally. Opponents have called it an open invitation for harassment and discrimination against Hispanics regardless of their citizenship status. ~ NY TIMEs

So, \’Conservative\’ Americans of the State where the¬†Republican¬†Presidential Candidate now have a law that would remind Russians of living in \’the block.\’

Do you want to have to carry papers when you cross state lines? Do you want to have to show your id to somebody just because you are tan (which is actually a very inaccurate way to identify non worker immigrants.)

To more recent history, Republican support of the Arizona profiling and paper requiring is in amazing contrast to the Republican opposition of RealID.

God Bless America, we\’re going to need it.