SB 1070 does nothing to stop drug cartel gunmenby Hugh Holub on May. 23, 2010, under border issues, politics, SB 1070
SB 1070 did NOTHING useful to really deal with the real problem on our border.
The real problem is those guys armed with AK 47s that were shooting at Pinal County deputies over by Interstate 8.
We have a serious problem when drug cartel gunmen can get all the way to Interstate 8 to shoot at our deputies.
Would there be a meaningful federal response if the gunmen were speaking Pushtan instead of Spanish ?
SB 1070 didn’t even come close to that problem.
Is anyone seriously considering directing our local cops to defend our border from the cartel gunmen? I doubt it. That’s exactly what the federal government is supposed to be doing.
Stirring up a wave of anti-Mexican opinion for political gain shows the bankruptcy of Arizona’s GOP leadership today.
Making our local cops card anyone who looks like an illegal immigrant does nothing to deal with the issue.
Concentrating federal assets at the border so gunmen (and illegal immigrants) will not even have a chance to get 20 or 40 miles into the state and country is what is needed.
At its core government is supposed to protect the safety of its people.
The federal government has utterly failed in this regard.
Political stunts like SB 1070 don’t focus attention where it is needed.
Maybe passing a bill banning the Border Patrol from being found anywhere in Arizona farther than 30 miles from the border would do a lot more good here. I’ll bet there’d be bipartisan support for that.