Monday, October 27, 2008

Arizona Proposition 202 - NO

Prop 202 is a promoted as an initiative for further cracking down on the hiring of illegals by increasing penalties for identify theft (the means many illegals use to obtain jobs) and by revoking the licenses of business that knowingly or intentionally hire illegals. These are laudable goals, but the initiative is so convoluted, and makes so many changes, that at a minimum the law of unintended consequences should warn us about voting for it.

But there are more serious issues with prop 202 than that. First, it overturns Arizona's E-Verify program, which by all reports has been very effective in reducing the number of illegals even looking for a job. Why would the writers of this proposition seek to eliminate such an effective program. Second, the new penalties proposed only apply to businesses which are licensed by the state. My fear is that, in an effort to increase the reach of this law, the state would expand the definition of "licensed" further eroding our liberties. Finally, the law requires that the state wait to act until the Federal government has itself acted. But isn't that what we are complaining about - that the Federal government is not acting?

Taken together, these issues cause me to have no problem at all recommending that you vote NO on 202.


Anonymous said...

Dr. Don you have nailed the fraud of Prop 202 the "Stop Hiring Illegals" aka "Employer Amnesty" Initiative.

For more information and links to other web sites fighting this fraud against the Arizona voters goto:

Anonymous said...

Arizona has one of the best laws on the books in regards to stopping illegal
hiring and now we have BIG BUSINESS trying to deceive everyone so they can write
their own law? They tried 4 times in court to shut down the current law and
LOST, so now they try this!!!

We are joining other Arizonans in an Opposition Campaign to defeat Prop 202 this
November 4th in the General Election.
Vote NO on Prop 202
It’s not what they say it is!

May God Protect ALL our innocent children and our boots on the ground who are
truly in the line of fire from all terrorist !

United we stand, divided we will lose it all!