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Thu, Nov. 21

Letter: Column's omissions undermined stance


Randall Amster's column on June 22 was absolutely devoid of any logic. He states that SB 1070 is "racially motivated, legally untenable and morally problematic." I think his diatribe was un-American, unreasonable and divisive. Like every other leftist, if you disagree with Amster, your position is "racist" and/or immoral.

He states that this bill will tear apart communities. Amster actually thinks that 60 to 70 percent of the people who believe that immigration laws should be enforced need to change their views to fall in line with the small minority that have the opposite view. And if the majority doesn't change their views they are "tearing apart communities and further undermining the economy." How they are undermining the economy, Amster never explains.

Amster points to the Juan Varela murder last month in Phoenix as proof that SB 1070 causes racially motivated crime. He, of course, fails to mention Robert Krentz, the Arizona rancher apparently killed by an illegal alien or the last two Tucson police officers and the last four Phoenix police officers killed by illegal aliens or, in one case, the "anchor baby" of an illegal alien. Nor did he mention all of the kidnappings, tortures and murders committed by coyotes and Mexican drug cartels.

The fact remains that any alien who is stopped by law enforcement for a legal reason might be subject to questions regarding the legality of their immigration status. For those who are here legally, this is, at most, an inconvenience. Please tell me how that compares to the "inconvenience" suffered by the family of Robert Krentz and the families of those officers killed by illegal aliens.

R. F. "Buz" Williams


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