I'm not surprised to see the Courier-Journal attacking Arizona's new law cracking down on illegal immigrants. Considering Kentucky's state legislature never gets anything done, it's understandable they'd be baffled by one that does more than just sit on its hands.
But they're wrong.
Arizona is overwhelmed by illegal immigration and the many problems it brings. For years, the state has pleaded with the federal government to take meaningful action to stop it – but no one would listen. So as a last resort, they've had the audacity to actually do something about it on their own.
And now they're being called un-American.
That's nonsense. Sure, America is a nation of immigrants. But there's nothing un-American about keeping illegal immigrants out.
I don't want to stop anyone from coming here, building a better life for themselves and contributing to society through their work and taxes. But illegals storm our borders, take all they can get from our system, and contribute little or nothing to our tax base. They're thieves, and we're the victims.
Time will tell if this law is effective. It may need tweaking, but I applaud Arizona for actively doing something to deal with this very real problem head-on.
But what are your thoughts? Am I right or wrong?
I'm Bill Lamb, and that's my…Point of View.