arma virumque cano (et alia)
“I was also going to give a graduation speech in Arizona this weekend,” Schwarzenegger said. “But with my accent I was afraid they would try to deport me.”
The Ahnold has such a delicate sense of humor.It's said that during the filming of the scene in "Commando", where his character is cornered in the garden shed, he suggested to the film's director that it would be really cool if he chopped off one of the evil minion's arm with an axe and then beat the guy with the severed appendage. If he and Steven King ever get together, look out!
I hope that every American, regardless of where he lives, will stop and examine his conscience about this and other related incidents. This Nation was founded by men of many nations and backgrounds. It was founded on the principle that all men are created equal, and that the rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened. All of us ought to have the right to be treated as he would wish to be treated, as one would wish his children to be treated, but this is not the case.I know the proponents of this law say that the majority approves of this law, but the majority is not always right. Would women or non-whites have the vote if we listen to the majority of the day, would the non-whites have equal rights (and equal access to churches, restaurants, hotels, retail stores, schools, colleges and yes water fountains) if we listen to the majority of the day? We all know the answer, a resounding, NO!Today we are committed to a worldwide struggle to promote and protect the rights of all who wish to be free. In a time of domestic crisis men of good will and generosity should be able to unite regardless of party or politics and do what is right, not what is just popular with the majority. Some men comprehend discrimination by never have experiencing it in their lives, but the majority will only understand after it happens to them.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxDwiTrIPn0
Benito, Thanks for the comment. I agree completely with you. Don't let my and democommie's sense of humor fool ya.
"I know the proponents of this law say that the majority approves of this law, but the majority is not always right. Would women or non-whites have the vote if we listen to the majority of the day, would the non-whites have equal rights (and equal access to churches, restaurants, hotels, retail stores, schools, colleges and yes water fountains) if we listen to the majority of the day?"Are you forgetting that it was the majority of the day that did indeed vote to make those changes?
I used to love posts and articles that warned against infringements of the rights of a minority by the majority. Another example was states with majority support for the death penalty.The reason for my affection is that I could then quote such posts and articles whenever someone would promote infringements of the rights of gunowners based upon a poll purporting to show majority support for the proosal.Of course, with majority support now turning away from many infringements of the rights of gunowners, I may have to struggle to maintain that principle.
One problem I have in summoning as much outrage as some others against the AZ law is that so many of the people who want me to be outraged seem to also be opposed to most less outrageous proposals to deal with the problem.For example: Strong penalties and strong enforcement against employers who hire those who enter illegally. That does not have the problems of the recent AZ law -- yet I am finding that most of the same people are opposed to that as well.