Poll: Arizona Voters Favor Tough Law

Down on the frontlines of Arizona, on the ranches and city streets, 70 percent of likely voters strongly favor the tough new law, even with some misgivings about profiling, as indicated by today’s Rasmussen poll. The numbers show that the people are sick to death of immigration anarchy and realize that stronger measures are required.

“It’s never been worse on the border than it is today” according to the bill’s author Sen Russell Pearce, referring to the crime and danger that citizens face (heard on the radio).

Remember, the states are the laboratories of democracy!

All the noise about profiling has obscured an important part of the bill, that citizens could sue government for following sanctuary policies, which are illegal under federal law but have had no enforcement remedy. As an example, when the Bologna family tried to sue the city of San Francisco for protecting a violently criminal illegal alien who later murdered Tony Bologna and his two sons Michael and Matthew, the case was thrown out of court. Under the Arizona legislation, that sort of lawsuit would be allowed, and families harmed by the government’s malfeasance could get a little justice.

It’s an answer to the question many of us have asked, “What do you do when the government breaks its own laws?”

70% of Arizona Voters Favor New State Measure Cracking Down On Illegal Immigration, Rasmussen Reports, April 21, 2010

The Arizona legislature has now passed the toughest measure against illegal immigration in the country, authorizing local police to stop and check the immigration status of anyone they suspect of being in the country illegally.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey finds that 70% of likely voters in Arizona approve of the legislation, while just 23% oppose it.

Opponents of the measure, including major national Hispanic groups, say it will lead to racial profiling, and 53% of voters in the state are concerned that efforts to identify and deport illegal immigrants also will end up violating the civil rights of some U.S. citizens. Forty-six percent (46%) don’t share that concern.

On April 15, radio guys John and Ken appeared on their new local TV slot, discussing how the Arizona example is a breath of fresh air, particularly compared with Los Angeles’ alien-criminal-empowering Special Order 40:

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