A recent ruling by US District Judge Susan Bolton took the teeth out of SB1070. Personally, I feel that the injunction should have applied to the whole of the law, but I'll take what I can get. Still, in the desert, south of here, we've got armed neo-Nazis patrolling with the tacit permission, and even encouragement, of law enforcement and elected officials. Anyone see a problem here? Anyone?
Meanwhile, in Summit NJ, an immigrant dishwasher from El Salvador was beaten to death in an unprovoked attack by three teenagers, one of whom took cell phone video of it to show his friends. Kids who have probably spent time listening to hatred spewed by their parents, not to mention the likes of Beck, Hannity, Limbaugh, Bachmann, Arpaio...the list goes on ad nauseum.
All of this -- The anti-immigrant sentiment, the tea-baggers, obstructionism by the right, all of it. It isn't about states rights, or big government, or the Tenth Amendment. It's about every bitter, ignorant, redneck racist in this country crawling out from under their rocks and into the light.
Because we left the door open.