"May I see your papers, Mr. President?" - LOL!
"Now suddenly if you don't have your papers, and you took your kid out to get ice cream, you're going to get harassed – that's something that could potentially happen," Obama said of the Arizona measure. "That's not the right way to go." - President Barack Obama, April 27, 2010
Ok, since when has it been a crime in America to take your kids out for ice cream? This asinine comment clearly indicates President Obama who swore, on President Lincoln's bible, to uphold the laws of this land doesn't even understand basic Federal Immigration Law. Basic law that every legal alien and guest worker knows because they have to. From Immihelp.com under Carry Evidence At All Times:
What our Not-The-Sharpest-Knife-In-The-Drawer President's remarks also demonstrate is not just his splendid and willful ignorance of Federal law but also his even more breathtaking ignorance of the facts with Arizona's new law. Arizona's new law is, as all the illegal immigrants who reside in Arizona and probably those in the neighboring states understand, not new law in the classic sense. This is why, if you read Arizona's law and existing Federal Immigration law, you will see much of the Arizona law is a word-for-word repetition of the existing Federal law. Federal law that has been around since the 1940s. The new law in Arizona is designed to enforce already existing Federal Immigration law. Federal Immigration law the Feds have refused to enforce for decades. It is because Arizona is now willing to enforce the laws the Feds have refused to all the pro-illegal immigrants folks are going bananas and saying really stupid things. Really stupid things like Arizona is now a police state.
The law states "every alien in the United States shall be issued a certificate of alien registration or an alien registration receipt card in such form and manner and at such time as shall be prescribed under regulations." It also states, "Every alien, eighteen years of age and over, shall at all times carry with him and have in his personal possession any certificate of alien registration or alien registration receipt card issued to him. Any alien who fails to comply with [these] provisions shall be guilty of a misdemeanor."
This is especially important as you may encounter law enforcement authorities in the post 9/11 era such as domestic travel or traffic violations.
The truth is, if Arizona is a police state, then its been a police state since the 1940s and so has the rest of our country, thanks to the Federal Government. And, if Arizona were a police state how did 500,000 illegal immigrants end up residing in it? And how did the rest of the country, also a police state, end up with 14 million illegal immigrants enjoying the American dream without paying for their fair share of it? Obviously our police state needs better policing.
Statists (and President Obama), you're going to have to do better in the future if you don't want an uneducated idiot like me making fools of you.
Oh, I'm willing to entertain anyone's arguments that Obama not stupid but actually highly intelligent. It's just he's really a demagogue who gets the change he desires by appealing to people's prejudices and passions. Which if he is a demagogue, then he's not as post-racial as we were led to believe too.
The house of cards built upon changing sands is collapsing.
La! Arizona has tweaked the law to make it clearer and better.