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What the PCers don't get
There’s an old saying, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.”Seems logical.After all, if you find yourself living in a foreign country, common sense tells you that you should be aware of that nation’s laws and customs and, yes, quickly familiarize yourself with its language.Deliberate ignorance of these things defies rationality, and, of course, should never be rewarded.
Freind: It's meaningless
Oh the hypocrisy.Ever since Arizona passed its controversial law allowing police to check a suspect’s immigration status, the federal government had been intimating that it would file suit to stop the measure.Which it finally did. (Although, in a moment of utter embarrassment, Attorney General Eric Holder testified of his intention to file suit despite his admission that he’d NEVER READ the 10-page Arizona law!)And the results of the lawsuit? Wholly predictable.
Should we follow Arizona?
With Wednesday’s high temps, we here at the Post could have perhaps summoned the stamina to raise a weak shake of our fist if say, our favorite flavor had run out at Capogiro (maybe). But despite the heat, 100 or so people were fired up enough to gather on the front lawn of the Independence Visitor Center yesterday and protest Arizona’s popular new bill (oh, how those snow birds must be relishing the attention!). So we sent our What Philly Thinks reporter to the rally. The gist? Speeches, a march to the Federal Building, chants of “Keep Hate Out Of Our State,” a reverend’s blessing, and one guy who provided the perfect 30-second sound bite—much to the delight of the press throng in attendance. Here, a sampling of who showed up and why.Who: John Coursey, age 36Lives in: Philadelphia, Fairmount areaWork: “IT stuff”Quote: “If you look at what’s happening in Arizona, I think that’s one of the most reactionary pieces of legislation we’ve had in years, and I’m very much against racial profiling and I think we should act against it. Immigrants shouldn’t be used as scapegoats because of problems with the economy, unemployment, etc. There are better fixes for those things than targeting immigrants.”