Phoenix mayor Phil Gordon tries to play the race card against Sheriff Joe and ignites a firestorm. First is a response by talk radio host Bruce Jacobs followed by a passionate response from Maricopa County Sheriff’s Deputies:
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Deputies, like a lot of people, have grown weary being falsely accused of racism:
California Political Class Wants Boycott of Arizona — California Voters Want Arizona Type Immigration Law
Just below in A Quote For Our Times I posted a quote from the 2002 book Government Failure: A Primer On Public Choice, which opines that Lincoln’s phrase from the last line of the Gettysburg Address [“that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”] would today need to be changed because we no longer have a government “of, by and for” the people. The government that rules our lives today is a government of the politicians, by the bureaucrats, and for the well-connected political activists.
This recent poll showing that California politicians are out of step with California voters is therefore poignant. A majority of voters in California would favor an immigration law like the one recently enacted by Arizona while nearly every city council in California is adopting resolutions to condemn it and trying to institute boycotts of Arizona.
If reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body, the Washington elites and liberal “progressives” are badly out of shape. Mentally, that is.
If the Democrats aren’t going to read the Arizona law before shooting off their mouths about it, somebody who likes them might remind them that it is better to be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.