Arizona’s New Immigration Law Doesn’t Go Far Enough ~ via Holly Troy

Is it just me or has Arizona Immigration Law SB 1070 not gone far enough?   If the Arizona police are only going to be stopping Hispanic people and asking for their papers, won’t everyone else feel left out?   Being a yoga teacher, this kind of thing concerns me.

So, what if we included everyone so that nobody feels excluded?  I’ve sketched out a simple system that should make everyone feel good.

First, we’ll have the government give all the “legals” green armbands that they must wear at all times. It will be for their safety and would end pesky inquiries for papers from law enforcement.  Police officers can get back to focusing on crime like robberies, rape, murder, and citizens can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that their brown-skinned neighbors are paying their taxes.

Native Americans can get another color, since they sometimes, you know,  look like Mexicans.  Maybe turquoise blue, since that color is often associated with “Indians.”

Maybe we should go a step farther, and give all citizens with IQs under 110 an orange band.   They will not be allowed to carry guns (yes teabaggers, that includes you too).  We don’t really have to worry about this bothering anyone, since (if you ask a supporter of SB 1070) it’s mostly immigrants and black people who are stupid, right?

And all of us non-brown folks who have an IQ over 110 get a gold sparkly band, so we can do pretty much whatever we want.

Then, anyone who is overweight has to go to work repairing roads or sewers (for free) until they lose weight as payback to society for taking more resources than one person should.  We can use the tax money that would have gone toward infrastructure maintenance and put it back into securing our borders.  Hey, these armbands may be cheaper than fitting everyone with microchips but they’ll still cost something!

Anyone not wearing a band is subject to “treatment” – you know, the kind Rumsfeld seems to like.   And every now and then, specific band colors (such as green) get special jobs, like cleaning up toxic waste dumps – stuff like that.  We can just round them up and have them live in barracks…it’ll be nice for them.  They can work all day and feel really good about it.

I haven’t worked out the system completely yet, but I’ve heard about someone from the last century who really thought this one out . . .

I mean seriously, some people are advocating for a fascist state…so why not give it to them?

Holly Troy,  former lead singer for The Halfbreeds,  is a passionate yoga teacher, artist, writer and musician currently based in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Readers can follow her at:  http://www.facebook.com/sacredfolly.hollytroy


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Pablo Dec 29, 2014 6:01am

Holly, the illegals would just get a fake green armband and go about business as usual. Meanwhile the law-abiding immigrants would be waiting in line and paying substantial fees to get an authentic green armband. It seems like liberalism tends to favor the lawless over the lawful, and the non-citizen over the citizen.

asylum immigration Jul 27, 2013 12:19pm

Nevertheless, it would be unwise to write this without mentioning that the majority of people in this country are sensible enough to understand that migration is a part of life. In fact most do a lot to help immigrants and Asylum seekers. They set up and work/volunteer in charities, stand up for immigrants, contribute to help Asylum seekers and many other immeasurable contributions. But some part of the media and politicians see sensationalizing and politicizing the issue as a rapid access to votes and readership.

Guadalupe Harjochee Mar 16, 2012 4:13am

Sounds like a great turnout and good times. I have shifted an engine install from next Tuesday evening to this Saturday so that I will have a clear schedule to make it down there.

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