what shoes are you wearing?

Yes, I hate that Illegal Immigration Bill passed in Arizona.  No, I do not have a compact answer to the attendent problems from Illegal Immigration, and this is just as well — I do not think such a thing exists.
I’m not a big believer in Utopia.  It is a remarkable political solution that dissolves a problem in full.

Throwing out few sign-posts on the “Answer” (I have my assorted ideas), I can say this for sure.  The people trying and finding ways to explain why the search for illegal immigrants won’t simply settle down onto “Racial Profiling” — say for instance, the now frequently quoted California Rep Brian Bilbray, siding next to the Wisdom of Law Enforcement in following the clearly deliniated Law —

They will look at the kind of dress you wear, there’s different type of attire, there’s different type of…right down to the shoes, right down to the clothes, but mostly by behavior …

Sheesh indeed.  I think he means that their shoes are more ragged?
Brian Bilbray can indeed take solace in that his shoes are pretty good.

Thinking about the political ramifications, it weighs John McCain down in his primary battle, makes mince-meat out of a lot of commentary we’ve had over the last year about the lack of salience on this issue, shelves climate change legislation, and makes everyone appreciate the governorship of Janet Napolitano, who we can now wish Obama had not pulled into his Administration.

Mostly my thought corners back over to the rhetoric of the Tea Party movement and our overlap with whom are supporting this law.  It becomes clear that the protest rhetoric against the encroaching state is a luxury item… see their attitudes if they are stopped and asked for their identification — what was that Rage against the Census all about anyways?  If the legal Mexican Americans, about to be stopped in the near future at regular intervals, started packing heat en masse, would everyone be fine with this?

But again, these protesters have on the right shoes.

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