Arizona Bill 1070: What Will It Do?

Sunday, 25 April 2010 at 6:58 pm Pacific USA Time.

AZ bill 1070 is now evidently law. People on both sides are on fire. The intention was to crack down on illegal immigrants, especially those who are criminals. Those for the bill say this is great because we have to do more about illegal immigrants and crime. Those are who against it say this is one step closer to Nazi Germany since the law gives the police the power to ask anybody to produce proof of immigration status. It also looks like it'll welcome racial profiling since the police may NOT detain a white guy with curly orange hair… even if he's an illegal Irishman. He's not who they're looking for.

Yes I want to see less crime. I'd like to see no crime! I'd like to see our immigration issue improved. But there is one thing that stands out to me about this law.

It's unlikely to change the behaviour of the bad people.

Let's say you're really mad. You want to kill someone. And you've reached the point where you're putting your morals aside, and you feel ready to kill someone. You may NOT kill someone when you realise that upon being caught, you could spend life in jail or be put to death. The law and the threat of punishment are there to keep you from doing what you shouldn't do.

What in this law would keep illegal immigrants from sneaking in? Where is the threat of something really bad happening that you'd want to not have happen to you? 

If I am a Mexican gang member and drug dealer, what in this law would make me change my plans and not cross the border? Nothing.

Australia is evidently considering a law that would mean 3 years of automatic jail time if an adult is caught posing as a child in an online community in order to connect with minors. Think the 56 yr old dude telling teen girls he's actually a school mate of theirs, and please friend him on Facebook. The idea of having a law like that is so that if you are a scary dude thinking of doing this, you will think twice because you won't be able to plea down to no jail. You will get SOME jail at least.

When I look at this AZ law, I just don't see what in it is going to make people do something different. I do NOT want to debate crime and illegal immigrants. I do not want to debate racial profiling. I know this is a hot topic, but I am boiling this law down to the most basic point: it doesn't seem to actually DO anything (good). I just don't see what in it would make people NOT do something they were planning to do (illegally).

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One Response to “Arizona Bill 1070: What Will It Do?”

  1. Montana says:

    Arizona can pass race base laws, pass Birthers laws and the state can continue to boycott Martin Luther King Day, well the rest of the Country can boycott the state of Arizona and spank them where it hurts them the most their pocket book. Their phony patriotism is sickening, they are just racists going by another name. We all know you are just itching to put a sheet on their head? Let’s face it the Republicans had eight years to deal with health care, immigration, climate change and financial oversight and governance and they failed. It appears that the Republican Party is only good at starting wars (two in eight years, with fat War profiteering contracts to friends of Cheney/Bush) but not at winning wars as seen by the continuing line of body bags that keep coming home. The Republicans party will continue turned inward to their old fashion obstructionist party (and their Confederacy appreciation roots) because they continue to allow a small portions (but very loud portion) of their party of “birthers, baggers and blowhards” to rule their party. I will admit that this fringe is very good at playing “Follow the Leader” by listening to their dullard leaders, Beck, Hedgecock, Hannity, O’Reilly, Rush, Savage, Sarah Bailin, Orly Taitz, Victoria Jackson, Michele Bachmann and the rest of the Blowhards and acting as ill programmed robots (they have already acted against doctors that perform abortions). The Birthers and the Tea party crowd think they can scare, intimidate and force others to go along with them by comments like “This time we came unarmed”, let me tell you something not all ex-military join the fringe militia crazies who don’t pay taxes and run around with face paint in the parks playing commando, the majority are mature and understand that the world is more complicated and grey than the black and white that these simpleton make it out to be and that my friend is the point. The world is complicated and people like Hamilton, Lincoln, and Roosevelt believed that we should use government a little to increase social mobility, now it’s about dancing around the claim of government is the problem. The sainted Reagan passed the biggest tax increase in American history and as a result federal employment increased, but facts are lost when mired in mysticism and superstition. For a party that gave us Abraham Lincoln, it is tragic that the ranks are filled with too many empty suits and the crazy Birthers who have not learned that the way our courts work is that you get a competent lawyer, verifiable facts and present them to a judge, if the facts are real and not half baked internet lies, then, and only then, do you proceed to trial. The Birthers seem to be having a problem with their so called “facts”. Let’s face it no one will take the Birthers seriously until they win a case, but until then, you will continue to appear dumb, crazy or racist, or maybe all three. I heard that Orly Taitz now wants to investigate the “Republican 2009 Summer of Love” list: Assemblyman, Michael D. Duvall (CA), Senator John Ensign (NV), Senator Paul Stanley (TN), Governor Mark Stanford (SC), Board of Ed Chair, and Kristin Maguire AKA Bridget Keeney (SC), she wants to re-establish a family values party, that’s like saying that the Catholic Church cares about the welling being of children in their care, too late for that.