You’re an American citizen living in Arizona. You pay thousands of dollars in taxes to the federal government and expect, in return, that the government will discharge its basic functions, including securing the borders.
Federal officials in Washington, however, make it clear they’re happy to take your money but not particularly interested in securing the borders, preferring instead to pay lip service to the notion while pandering to small but powerful open-borders constituencies. Not surprisingly, it’s estimated there are now more than 400,000 illegal immigrants in your state — some of them from countries known to be havens for terrorists.
#more#There are swaths of your state that are no-go areas, ceded by the U.S. government to foreign drug and human smugglers. Rather than protect the nation’s sovereignty, the feds put up signs warning you against traveling in these areas. In your home state. In America.
So you support SB 1070. If the feds aren’t going to do their job, the people of Arizona will do it for them. Yet the attorney general of the United States suggests you’re a racist for supporting the bill — even though he admits he hasn’t even read it.
You wonder what the federal government is doing to protect your civil rights. When will DOJ set up a hotline for you? After all, what country — which constitution, did the president swear an oath to protect?
But voicing these concerns, according to your moral superiors at the New York Times and MSNBC, is manifest evidence of your racism. Elites within the Beltway agree. You’re a right-wing crank, a jingoistic redneck. Shut up and stand down. Listen to your betters — they know how to make the country work.