If you talk about child poverty in New Mexico, you are somehow disloyal to the state. (Critics are charging that the New Mexico Truth campaign will scare away tourists.) If you talk about poverty in America, you are challenging treasured beliefs about the American Dream.
It's clear that something must be done to reform criminal justice in New Mexico, but that doesn't mean that just anything should be done. A tougher three strikes law will take the state further away from reform.