I see and hear of a lot of the dangers and problems that are happening in our state because of our weak borders. I firmly believe in the need to secure our borders, and I realize of course that if something isn't done it will get much much worse. My question is not whether we should do something, it's whether what is being done is the right thing. I assume (since whenever I see a group of tea partiers holding signs there are usualy a few promoting sb1070) that the majority here are in favor of the immigration law. I am wondering if that is true or if there are some who feel there must be a better solution. I recently met a sweet lady who was Native American (Hopi). As we talked somehow our conversation turned to this topic and she told me how the other day a police officer had stopped her to check her ID assuming she was latino because of the color of her skin! What bothered her even worse than that was that quite frequently her sons coming home late from working (legaly) at the mall would be stopped by the police. They would be forced to sit on the curb the cops were very rude and would treat her own children like crimimals! just for coming home from work. The issue is of course not that they were Hopi and not Latino, the issue is the fact the our law enforcement in our supposedly free country had the authority to do that. Isn't it clear that if freedom can be taken away from someone else in this country it can be taken away from you? Surrendering authority to the government is a slippery slope, I know this law has good intentions behind it but how many good intentions have great negative consequences? My question is this: Because the federal government has neglected to do it's job in reinforcing the border does that give that local state government reason to justify the overuse and abuse of it's authority? I think that is a rational that we could see looking back in ten years from now could get us into a lot of trouble. How can we say we stand for freedom and at the same time support such a law just because it doesn't apply to us because of our skin color or social stature? Shouldn't we persist in fighting by whatever peaceful means necessary to get the federal government to enforce the border? I don't intend this blog to be offensive or incite anger if you disagree and would like to say why great please do, but more specificaly I am hoping some of you agree with me on at least some accounts, I would be very interested to know that you do, and also to hear any solutions that you may have. Thank You.