Arizona's "ethnic studies bill" raises serious First Amendment concerns about government censorship of certain viewpoints, and threatens to chill the robust and free exchange of ideas by students and teachers.
It's about time we have an anti-immigration bill in Minnesota to deal with illegal Canadians. But once we have the bill, our problems don't stop there. How does it get enforced? There are two ways to detect an illegal Canadian: One is excessive politeness.
I am strongly supporting the effort to boycott the State of Arizona. Boycotts work. We saw this in the early 1990s, when people last boycotted Arizona for the state's refusal to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
We have to walk away from the assumption that extra-legal immigrants are dangerous, that they are stealing jobs and that they must go home. Instead, we need to push for reforms that support and protect citizens and immigrants.
Ken Kendrick is holding a private fundraiser inside his owners box at Chase Field for SB 1070 supporter State Senator Jonathan Paton. The fundraiser will be taking place during the D-backs game against the Giants.
Policy is uncertain by design during a campaign. What's clear is that McCain now frames immigration primarily as a national security issue and his chief proposals center on increased militarization of the border.