Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Byron York: Arizona Did It Right
We've been inundated for the last several days with arguments for and against (mostly against if you watch the major networks and read the NYT), the newly created Immigration law in Arizona. Many of the arguments against the new law (probably intentionally) confuse Legal Immigration with ILLEGAL Immigration. Sonny Bono, when he was a member of the U. S. House of Representatives, once answered a reporter who wanted to know what he had against illegal immigration: "It's ILLEGAL." Of course, that's too simplistic, right?
The demagoguery coming out of Washington over the Arizona law is at it's best disingenuous. To refer to the law as "anti-immigrant" when the demagogues know it has nothing to do with legal immigration is dishonest. The law addresses Illegal Immigration - not Legal Immigration. To call it racist is beneath contempt, but we're becoming used to that argument from those on the Left who are against any demonstrated disagreement with their agenda.
Byron York of The Washington Examiner has provided those who want to know the truth about the Arizona law an intelligent and easy to understand analysis.
A carefully crafted immigration law in Arizona | Washington Examiner