Last night while watching the local news, they aired a story about potential legislation in Arizona that caused a walk-out by "legions" of high-school and college students. This legislation (Senate Bill 1070) would make it a crime to be in the US illegally.
Ok, I'm gonna let you read that last sentence again, in case you didn't get it.
"... a crime to be in the country illegally." Isn't that redundantly redundant? Isn't anything that's illegal a crime? I'm sorry, but I don't get the uproar. Well, I take that back. The linked article above states that it was "legions of Latinos" who staged this walk-out, so I get why the Latinos are upset.
But, really? Why on earth should anyone be allowed to come to the US illegally with no penalty? Why don't they just come legally and avoid the issue altogether? Why should I, as a tax payer, be forced to pay for them while they pay nothing? No taxes at all!! How is that right?
Here's my thought: If you don't like the laws of this country, go somewhere else. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against any race, ethnicity, or person in general. I just don't get why you come to the US illegally and then complain that you might get arrested.
It's ILLEGAL!! That's why!!