April 24, 2010

Fascism has a New Home: Arizona

Back in the days of the Cold War, you'd have to travel behind the Iron Curtain to find a real Police State, where at any moment jack-booted troopers could demand that you prove you have the right to be out in public.  Yes, those old Red Commies expected everyone to carry around all their identification at all times, or they'd haul you away and toss you into the gulag.

Not any more; in the enlightened 21st Century, you need only travel to Arizona. The Copper State has made the logical step to The Police State.  "Innocent until Proven Guilty" is no longer a given in Arizona. If you "look" like a foreigner, Arizona will assume that you are.  Constitution?  That's just an old sailboat. Freedom?  That's just some people talkin'.

I guess John McCain is a better representative of Arizona than I thought; like his home state, he sacrificed integrity for political expediency.

I know what at least one Founding Father would have said:

Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty  nor Safety.
- Benjamin Franklin

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