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My Papers? No Thank You

TeaPartyNation Wrote: Apr 27, 2012 3:57 PM
For the 10 millionth time, let's correct the lies and bs of the lunatic-left. Under Arizona's outstanding immigration reform law SB1070, an officer can ask about a person's citizenship ONLY IF THE OFFICER ESTABLISHES THAT THE PERSON HAS LIKELY COMMITTED ANOTHER CRIME.

With the Supreme Court taking up Arizona's "show me your papers" immigration law, we're once again thrust into a useful debate over the role of the government and the obligations of the citizen -- and non-citizen. Rather than come at it from the usual angle, I thought I'd try something different.

If there were one thing I could impress upon people about the nature of the state, it's that governments by their very nature want to make their citizens "legible."

I borrow that word from James C. Scott, whose book "Seeing Like a State" left a lasting impression on me. Scott...