"I think it's going to be quite a trick to train the police officers in that state so that they can carry out this mandate to check anybody who they have a reasonable suspicion of being in the country illegal, without engaging in profiling or violating their civil rights," Hume told Chris Wallace Sunday. "I think that's going to be very difficult to do. I think there probably, and inevitably will be, some civil rights violations."Hume admits this this law will violate the civil rights of people in Arizona. He calls those violations, which should be both illegal and unconstitutional, by the way, as inevitable. What is his response to that?
Why, nothing of course. Civil rights violations don't matter to him.
"The question really though is, that seems to me, did Arizona act reasonably here under the circumstances by passing this somewhat draconian law? And the answer I think, may well be yes, because they are facing a serious crisis down there induced by the presence in their midst of a lot of illegals, some of whom are causing terrible problems," said Hume.Amazing. He calls the law draconian. He admits it will violate the civil rights of people...and yet he thinks its is necessary to do so. To recap, because some people of an ethnic group are in the country illegally, then all of the members of that group have effectively lost those rights, but any way to redress them under the law as well. It simply does not matter to Hume.
There are illegal immigrants in Arizona. Ergo, violating the civil rights of the people of Arizona is permissible. In a very real sense what Hume is saying is because some people are breaking the law, Arizona in turn must break the law in order to attempt to fix the problem. When you suggest that a government must resort to illegal and unethical measures in order to enforce a law, you have crossed a thick red line.
Of course, Washington and much of the Village crossed that line years ago defending Bush's (and now Obama's) torture policy as far as terrorists were concerned. Now we're on to the next stage: witch hunts inside our borders, among our own citizens, for "those who do not belong."
You know when other countries round up people, ask for papers and threaten to deport them we say "Look at how that country is a police state. They're monsters. We're not like that."
Well I've got news for you, folks. Arizona soon will be. And if the GOP has its way, soon all of America will be subject to being purged of "undesirables" and "deviants" and "illegals". And guess who will get to decide who the undesirable, deviant illegals are?
What, you think the totalitarians and the hate merchants in the GOP left when Bush did?
Wake up. This is your country. This is happening here, now. Arizona will not be the last state to do this unless people speak out against this idiocy and then do something about it at the polls.
First they came for the Latinos...