Teabaggers exposed. No REAL opposition to overreaching government

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    Arizona's draconian new immigration law is an abomination -- racist, arbitrary, oppressive, mean-spirited, unjust. About the only hopeful thing that can be said is that the legislation, which Republican Gov. Jan Brewer signed Friday, goes so outrageously far that it may well be unconstitutional.

    Brewer, who caved to xenophobic pressures that previous governors had the backbone to resist, should be ashamed of herself. The law requires police to question anyone they "reasonably suspect" of being an undocumented immigrant -- a mandate for racial profiling on a massive scale. Legal immigrants will be required to carry papers proving that they have a right to be in the United States. Those without documentation can be charged with the crime of trespassing and jailed for up to six months.

    Activists for Latino and immigrant rights -- and supporters of sane governance -- held weekend rallies denouncing the new law and vowing to do everything they can to overturn it.

    But where was the Tea Party crowd?

    Isn't the whole premise of the Tea Party movement that overreaching government poses a grave threat to individual freedom? It seems to me that a law allowing individuals to be detained and interrogated on a whim -- and requiring legal residents to carry identification documents, as in a police state -- would send the Tea Partyers into apoplexy. Or is there some kind of exception if the people whose freedoms are being taken away happen to have brown skin and might speak Spanish?
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    I try to listen only to those who don't use rhetoric that a fifth grader would use.
     
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    Way to avoid the issue...
     
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    This is like saying, Pulling people in swerving cars over for a DWI check is racist, arbitrary, oppressive, mean-spirited, unjust because people without cars can be DWI too.

    Fucking retards.
     
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    there is an exception--don't go to Arizona if you don't like it
     
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    The TP claims to be patriots. They scream bloody murder that having to buy health insurance (which all of them already do) is an attack on their freedom

    Here we have a direct violation of the fourth amendment. US citizens being stopped and detained to check for proper documentation based on nothing other than their appearance. Where is the TP?
     
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    LOL

    Enforcing a 230 year old law = anarchy
     
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    But the Federal government forcing someone to buy health insurance does not violate the 4th Amendment? Really?
     
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    Democrats look at Illegal Aliens and think, "I can give them your stuff and they'll vote for me!"
     
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    It's more like if you don't actually see them step across the border you can't morally touch them.
     

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