It is scary to watch what is going on in Arizona where a whole state makes it illegal for a person to be who they are.
These kind of laws mark the beginning of facism in the United States and will lead to our own version of Kristallnacht.
To have brown skin in Arizona leaves one vulnerable to police scrutiny and intervention, "Show Me Your Papers!!!"
Arizona has become a police state and John McCain is their senatorial representative. Supposing he had become President along with Palin - what would they be turning our county into?
The other scary thing is that according to polls, this law has the support of 51% of Americans who are willing to scapegoat very poor immigrants who do work they will not do in order to give them a sense of power and control over a country which is so misguided it is deteriorating before our very eyes.
The problems we are experiencing as Americans has nothing to do with immigration but rather with immoral foreign wars, capitalism out of control with investment banking, dependence on foreign oil, and materialism which cannot be sustained with global warming and climate change. Like animals we turn on each other rather than face and deal with the real problems. It is a case of the rich and powerful manipulating the weak and poor.
This is a moral and spiritual issue more than a legal and political one. How will we treat our fellow human beings? How will we treat our brothers and sisters on this planet. Jesus was pretty clear about this and the right wing's reponse to this is anything but Christian.
Tom Ashbrook had a great show on May 6,2010 on what's happening in Arizona. It lasts about 45 minutes. It is well worth listening to and you can by clicking here.