Thursday, May 6, 2010

LETTER: New Law Keeps Arizona Safer

Whenever I read or hear about some Bozo who does something heinous or just stupid and there is a military connection, my first thought is, “Don’t let it be my service!”
Intellectually, I know that a Bozo is a Bozo is a Bozo, and he isn’t created by the military. However, for the tens of millions of us who served with pride, we feel let down or even tainted, especially if we shared the same boot camp.
I believe that the same thought process holds true for law enforcement officers. One bad cop will destroy years of good relations in a trice. Law enforcement has long been an honorable career; and the vast majority of police officers are dedicated, hard-working individuals.
So, I read with some amusement that a small segment or our populace is hysterically anticipating that police in Arizona will start harassing Hispanics simply because Arizona has a new law. If harassment were the goal, enough laws already exist to allow for that!!
The law merely gives law enforcement a tool to help keep Arizona safer.
I have no doubt that there are a couple of Arizona peace officers who will do something stupid or unprofessional either by design or lack of training. Although they will garner a huge amount of publicity, their actions will not be indicative of the rest of their brothers-in-arms. They will be Bozos, pure and simple.
Recently, the Associated Press ran a story indicating that illegal aliens were starting to leave Arizona because of the new law. Where do you think they will go??
Perhaps it is time for New Mexico to consider a similar law!!
That’s my nickel.

Gene Brown


  1. I hope that every American, regardless of where he lives, will stop and examine his conscience about this and other related incidents. This Nation was founded by men of many nations and backgrounds. It was founded on the principle that all men are created equal, and that the rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened. All of us ought to have the right to be treated as he would wish to be treated, as one would wish his children to be treated, but this is not the case.

    I know the proponents of this law say that the majority approves of this law, but the majority is not always right. Would women or non-whites have the vote if we listen to the majority of the day, would the non-whites have equal rights (and equal access to churches, restaurants, hotels, retail stores, schools, colleges and yes water fountains) if we listen to the majority of the day? We all know the answer, a resounding, NO!

    Today we are committed to a worldwide struggle to promote and protect the rights of all who wish to be free. In a time of domestic crisis men of good will and generosity should be able to unite regardless of party or politics and do what is right, not what is just popular with the majority. Some men comprehend discrimination by never have experiencing it in their lives, but the majority will only understand after it happens to them.

  2. Why is everyone so clueless about the Arizona law? Arizona is only enforcing the federal law.Allowing police to question your immigration status will not kill you or hurt you. What do the police ask you for when you get pulled over? The police have to make LEGAL contact with you first. If you are a legal citizen or resident of the United States you have nothing to worry about. If you are here ILLEGALLY you are going back from where you came from. Please everyone research what will happen to you if you get caught in Mexico ILLEGALLY! Illegals don't follow our laws and don't care about our laws. In the Constitution I cannot find where ILLEGAL ailens have rights in our country. I'm sure if the constitution has rights for illegal immigrants the constitution would say WE THE PEOPLE AND ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS! Wake up New Mexico the illegal immigration is headed for us soon!