I am a natural-born citizen of the United States and a resident of the state of Washington, and I am trying to wrap my head around the new anti-immigrant legislation passed by your legislature and signed by your governor.
I travel, but I don't carry my passport within the US. I've never needed to. If I have to pass through your boundaries, must I now carry papers documenting my status as a citizen? My driver's license doesn't identify me as a citizen, so does AZ expect me to carry a birth certificate? Can I expect to have police demanding my papers, the same as those who did so in Nazi Germany?
I WON'T STAND FOR IT. I'm an American citizen, and I simply will not be placed in that position. So, sorry, Arizona, I won't be visiting. No 2011 All-Star game in Phoenix. Good luck with the 2012 Democratic convention. Also, I have no interest in supporting AZ businesses that allowed this to happen. Arrivederci Greyhound, Uhaul, Petsmart, PF Chang, Ramada Inn, SkyMall, Shamrock Farms...sorry.
And enjoy the lawsuits that will start rolling in...I'm sure your state has plenty of cash on hand to pay out for all of the suits that will start to come up as a result of racial profiling within a month or so. Might want to start saving up now.
Way to go.
I am watching. The world is watching.