Public Opinion Polls And Arizona’s Illegal Immigration Law

The Arizona illegal immigration legislation has become the topic of conversation all over America, and many Americans are blaming illegal immigration as the major reason for the problems this country faces.

This is, of course, tremendous exaggeration and scapegoating, and has no basis! Most people in this country illegally are law abiding citizens who work hard, pay their taxes, and stay away from the legal authorities, and just want a better life! A small percentage are involved in crime or drugs or gangs, and of course, must be pursued and dealt with to the full extent of the law!

But to scapegoat all Hispanics and Latinos, whether legal or illegal, is unacceptable in our democracy! And that is why the fact that many public opinion polls indicate that a vast majority of Americans support the Arizona law and want it expanded, it cannot be allowed to be pursued on the basis of those biased, emotional feelings promoted by fear and hysteria! 🙁

Let’s face the facts: If we were to ask Americans if they would prefer that African Americans NOT have equality, that there be no civil rights laws, that women be treated again as second class citizens, that gays be subject to prosecution for being what they are, that Catholics and Jews be the subject of persecution as in the past, and that labor be returned to harsh working conditions, it is very possible that many, if not a majority, would support such reversion! 🙁

But we cannot allow prejudice, discrimination, racism, narrow mindedness, ignorance, hysteria, panic and emotionalism to become the basis of denying ANYONE human rights! We are NOT going back to the past when many groups in America were mistreated and denied equality! Those days are over forever! 🙁

3 comments on “Public Opinion Polls And Arizona’s Illegal Immigration Law

  1. Benito May 14, 2010 12:03 am

    I hope that every American, regardless of where he lives, will stop and examine his conscience about this and other related incidents. This Nation was founded by men of many nations and backgrounds. It was founded on the principle that all men are created equal, and that the rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened. All of us ought to have the right to be treated as he would wish to be treated, as one would wish his children to be treated, but this is not the case.

    I know the proponents of this law say that the majority approves of this law, but the majority is not always right. Would women or non-whites have the vote if we listen to the majority of the day, would the non-whites have equal rights (and equal access to churches, housing, restaurants, hotels, retail stores, schools, colleges and yes water fountains) if we listen to the majority of the day? We all know the answer, a resounding, NO!

    Today we are committed to a worldwide struggle to promote and protect the rights of all who wish to be free. In a time of domestic crisis men of good will and generosity should be able to unite regardless of party or politics and do what is right, not what is just popular with the majority. Some men comprehend discrimination by never have experiencing it in their lives, but the majority will only understand after it happens to them.

  2. CHARLES E. BRANDNER May 31, 2010 4:04 pm

    This is the most twisted reasoning I have ever heard. We object to allowing illegals in when many as I do know of more deserving people from elsewhere waiting to get green cards and visas to come here legally. These people wait years only if they are lucky enough to get what they want. Our jails and prisons have a high percentage of illegals and our hospital ers have like number of illegals who are nonpaying(I’ve seen it myself here in California). This is not racism (that is a bomb thrower retort) it is a fact that we have an invasion by illegals overwhelming our social services, taking more than giving. Of course, Calderon of Mexico objects because this invasion is a great source of income to his country, largely because he can’t match because of the corruption in his country.

  3. libsareshallow June 20, 2010 8:39 am

    Nice try, this is not about racism , this law is about legal vs. illegal. Yes we are a nation of diverse countries, but those who built this country came over legally. Ever heard of ellis island? Immigrants didn’t just walk through and get their benefits like they do now. Immigrants of old also came here to be americans, not polish americans, etc…. they wanted to learn the language, the laws and make a better situation for themselves and their families. Now immigrants are encouraged to keep themselves isolated in there own culture and not assimilate at all. A divided country cannot stand, and that is where we are now,divided. There are those for the rule of law and those against. So called “social justice” and other such tripe will quickly ruin this country and turn it into a third world tribal country.

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