Further thoughts about immigration, ‘racism,’ and political correctness (a lesson in common sense)
The attorney general of the United States, his boss, many college students, many college professors, the entire state of California, the ACLU, other squishy liberals of sundry description: all claim to be outraged by the fact that Arizona authorities have the temerity to be suspicious of people who are acting suspiciously. And yet, my friend points out, consider the following:
I'm a legal American citizen and I must show my ID when:
1. Pulled over by the police.
2. Making purchases on my department store credit card.
3. When I show up for a doctor's appointment.
4. When filling out a credit card or loan application.
5. When applying for or renewing a driver's license or passport.
6. When applying for any kind of insurance.
7. When filling out college applications.
8. When donating blood.
9. When obtaining certain prescription drugs.
10. When making some debit purchases, especially if I'm out of state.
11. When collecting a boarding pass for airline or train travel.
I'm sure there are more instances, but the point is that we citizens of the USA are required to prove who we are nearly every day!
Why should people in this country illegally, be exempt?
Why shouldn't we guard our borders as closely as every other country in the world does?
Echo answers, Why? I know the answer, and you do, too. Remember it come November.
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