Are you going to boycott Arizona?

United States
April 28, 2010 10:30am CST
Because of their new immigrant law , there is a boycott of Anything that is from the State. I even heard The Diamondbacks are included. Me, I never wanted to go to Arizona and now I'm glad. I may not fit the profile but you never know. So it is safer to stay away. Your thoughts.
6 responses
@jillhill (37374)
• United States
28 Apr 10
I will not boycott Arizona. My daughter lives there and my grandkids too..and that is where I am going on vacation in May to see my grandson graduate...Beside....the governor is the only one besides the congress that did this...not the hotel people...not the Diamondbacks.....just the government..
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• United States
28 Apr 10
I hope you will be safe. I have a feeling I would not.
• United States
28 Apr 10
It sounds like Arizona will become a police State , somewhere Everyone Must have their papers. So be careful.
@coffeebreak (17811)
• United States
28 Apr 10
I don't have a problem with AZ. I am glad the state is standing up for the United States of America. Why do we have to let the rest of the world over take us?
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@coffeebreak (17811)
• United States
28 Apr 10
I just don't get the resistant and dislike of this... I mean, if they are here legally, they don't have a single problem. IF they are here illegally...they are breaking the law, not to mention taking jobs from american citizens, and in many cases..not paying state or federal income taxes which support the state and country and there is also a thing (in california at least) where they send lot of their earned money back to Mexico while living here on free state/federal supported programs like welfare and food stamps and low income housing. Meanwhile. American citizens are unemployed and don't get all those special helps the illegals get. Coming soon...illegals will all get free medical...while the US citizens have to either pay high premiums or be fined via Fedearal tax returns and 1040's if they don't have health insurance. So I just don't get it. Why is everyone up in arms about upholding the law and supporting our country? If they are illegal, they are breaking the law. An American citizen that breaks the law gets put in jail. Why should others be able to break the law and get paid for it? And alot of times.. you have to be "involved" in the situation to see the real picture. What does someone in San Francisco know about life in Arizona and the ill-effects illegals have on Arizona? They know nothing about it so how dare they reject the solution when they have not had to deal with the problem.
• United States
28 Apr 10
To me the main problem is the racial profiling. I never cared who is here illegally or not. But when the police are given the ok to pick who they will harasses i get upset.Because today it is a Hispanic or a person of any color other than white and then the next group will be the non Christian , like me, And soon Everyone who isn't white, Protestant and male will be harassed. It pi$$es me off when rules are passed that make the U.s. appear more like Nazi Germany than the u.s. we Really are. I can see this rule backfire. All they need is to harass a rich ,foreign tourist because he/she Looks illegal and it will make the international news faster than a speeding bullet. As for being illegal.I think any opwrson who is here 6 months straight And can order something at Mc Donalds in English , Is a citizen to me. so they should be taxed too if you like . But one state harassing one group because they Look illegal is scarry and i rather not give them my money.
@coffeebreak (17811)
• United States
28 Apr 10
The massive illegal population has not effected you so you don't care other than considering it might be a problem that might effect you later in life. What about all those people in Arizona (and California and other border states)that the illegals are effecting right now? They are here illegally which is breaking the law. Why do they get to break the law and citizens do not? And if they are legal, all they have to do is show a card and all is fine. The only ones complaining about this are the illegals! IF american go to any other country, they have to have a VISA and show it when asked and it expires... why should illegals be able to stay indefinately in USA when USA can't in other countries? Why do American have to have a VISA that expries, when illegals don't? Stop and think about how you, as a US citizen, would feel if you and an illegal person applied for the same job and they were hired and you were not. Do you think it was because they are more qualified than you are for a burger flipping job? And there is something about Employers get some kind of kick back from the government on taxes if they hire "minorities".... And they come up here to the country Americans have made and get free help all over the place and will work for less money cause they can afford to because of all the government help they get that American don't, so employers will hire them...and that just leaves the American unemployed. AS far a racial profiling...I have read the law and officers don't want unnecesary problems. They aren't going to be just walking the beat and say "Oh, theres a mexican looking person...he isn't doing anything but walking like us, but we will go hassel him". No, it will be if they are visably doing something wrong, doing something suspicious..by which they'd stop a white person or a black person or a yellow person for the same reason. And again, if they are legal, they will have no problem with being asked for their card. If stopped for a traffic violation...do you take offense to when the officer asks for your license and registration? Do you say they are derogatroialy profiling you cause you drive a red car? Or cause you are a woman drive? No, you show your license, they tell you what you did wrong..if you have a reasonable explanation, they let you go. If not, they give you a ticket. What's the difference between the two? Other than one helps keep our streets safe and the other helps our country be safe. Has 9/11 been forgotten? It most certainly wasn't caused by a legal US Citizen. IF this country is about "equal opportunity" then if I have to be legal...so should everyone else. I am glad that at least SOMEONE is standing up for this country instead of continuing to hand it off to every other country
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@jillhill (37374)
• United States
28 Apr 10
I agree with you coffeebreak...come in the way you are supposed to and stop sucking off the system that all of us have had to pay into. No ones ever given me a free ride! I go by the law!
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@cmjune76 (274)
• United States
28 Apr 10
Can I still see the Grand Canyon by not going to Arizona? If so, then, I'll stay away. I know in Washington state they are moving towards everyone having an enhanced driver's license. We have to provide proof we are Ameriacan citizen in order to get the new license. Why doesn't Az do that? That way, when asked to show ID, they know who's who?
• United States
28 Apr 10
I don't think so. I think all of the Grand canyon is is Arizona.washington State's idea sounds great. It make sense.
@coffeebreak (17811)
• United States
29 Apr 10
cmjune76 -you can see some of the Grand Canyon from the Nevada side, but it isn't as accessible as the Arizona side so you can't see as much or the majestic ammenities of it. Sounds like a good idea Washington has!
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@blue65packer (11831)
• United States
28 Apr 10
If I wanted to anywhere I would. Can't do it and the only thing I would want to see in Arizona is the Grand Canyon. I doubt many people will do that! Poeple are going to say big deal and not boycott Arizona. I rememer they tried that with Aruba after that teenager went missing. I didn't hear alot of people boycotting Aruba. I don't see Arizona being boycotted.
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• United States
28 Apr 10
It is so easy for me to boycott Arizona. I never wanted to go there. I stopped rooting for the Coyotes, their hockey team, Way before the law. i think there are many who will boycott Arizona and many who will want to go Because of the law. It's America. We all have the freedom to choose. and Arizona has their right to try to enforce this law and we who hate the law have the right to spend our money elsewhere.I love this!
@coffeebreak (17811)
• United States
29 Apr 10
blue65packer - check out Texas Canyon in Arizona...between Benson and Wilcox. It is 8500 feet in elevation and a beautiful peaceful place. Even tho it is on the interstate..it is quiet and serene and the most beautiful blue sky you will ever see! Also the Petrified Forrest and Painted Desert are amazing. There is so much American history in that state - and alot of american indian history.
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@jewels49 (1783)
• United States
30 Apr 10
Thank you Sarah
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• United States
30 Apr 10
You are welcome.
@jewels49 (1783)
• United States
29 Apr 10
I don't know if I will boycott the state..but I do have a problem with targeting any group and slapping the patriot label on it. And this targets only one group, do we know by looking at anyone if they are legal? Will we start asking for the ID of every person with black skin to see of they are here from Haiti or jamaica. Caucasian doesn't mean American either. As for illegals taking jobs from us here in the states..come on..I live in an area that uses alot of migrant workers during harvest season and there has never been a protest of legal white citizens because they didn't get to pick the pickles or berries and the migrant workers are here because no one else applied for these jobs to begin with. Yes, ideally everyone that comes here should do so legally...but I don't think Arizona has found the solution to the problem.
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