2010/05/01

The Real Reason Why Arizona Passed Such Harsh Immigration Laws

This argument by Greg Palast (link below) makes a lot of sense. Of course, an alternative policy for Republicans panicked by the growing Hispanic vote would be to give them some reason to vote for their party instead of the Democrats. Like, including their voices and their concerns in their platform. Republicans have learned to do that in Florida; why not Arizona? (I think I know why: there are more rich Cubans than rich Mexican Americans; Cubans have, after a long hard struggle, bought their way into the GOP in Florida.)
The Real Reason Why Arizona Passed Such Harsh Immigration Laws | | AlterNet

2 comments:

Dirk van Nouhuys said...

I’m not sure I buy this reasoning. As the blogger points our aliens don’t vote. Are many of the Hispanic who have established themselves in Arizona going to vote by class rather than ethnicity? Of course the law is disgusting, unconstitutional, and inhumane.

gef said...

Palast is talking about denying the vote to non-aliens, that is, U.S. citizens. If he's right, great numbers of U.S. citizens have systematically been denied the vote under some pretext, because they were or looked to be of Hispanic origin. That's illegal.