The outcry has begun. Marches that look more like riots and swastikas smeared in refried beans (I kid you not) on the capitol building in Phoenix; Al Sharpton’s calling for “freedom walkers” while some want Major League Baseball to move its scheduled 2011 All-Star Game from Chase Field in Arizona and others call for a boycott of Arizona itself.
You’d never know that a full 70% of Arizona voters actually favor the new law.
You’d also never know from most of the media coverage that all the new law does is codify the current US laws. In fact, it goes farther to protect minorities from racial profiling than does the federal statute. The difference? Arizona actually plans to enforce their law.
We can’t let the 23% speak for us. If you agree that Arizona has a right and a responsibility to protect their citizens, you need to make your voice heard. How?
-> Sign this petition: We Stand With Arizona, and Against Illegal Immigration. And then if you’re very brave (or just feel like messing with your liberal FB friends), join the facebook group too.
-> Plan an Arizona vacation. It’s a beautiful state, and now, thanks to the new law, a safer place to visit.
-> Look for food grown in Arizona. “Arizona ranks 2nd nationally in it’s production of cantaloupe & honeydew melons, head & leaf lettuce, spinach, broccoli and cauliflower and lemons.”
-> Tell Major League Baseball to stay out of politics and keep the All Star Game in Arizona.
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball
Allan H. (Bud) Selig, Commissioner
245 Park Avenue, 31st Floor
New York, NY 10167
Phone: (212) 931-7800
It’s time that our laws meant something and that Americans stood up for what is right. Don’t let Mexico and the fringe left win this debate. Speak up. Be heard. Make a difference.