Thursday, May 13, 2010

The U.S. Arizona

No, that is not a typo.

The State of Arizona recently passed a law giving authority to law enforcement personnel to check the citizenship status of individuals whom they have detained if they believe they may be in the U.S. (and Arizona) illegally.

This has caused all sorts of furor. Imagine, a state actually telling the federal government, "Since you cannot or will not enforce your own laws regarding illegal aliens, we will, within our borders."

Sad that it has come to that. I believe if I was able to sneak into another country without a passport or other required documentation I would either be jailed or deported, or both, not given free, unquestioned reign to work and/or collect welfare and other benefits.

The 2011 Major League Baseball All-Star Game is scheduled to be played in Arizona in 2011. There are already people talking about organizing a boycott of the game, and players refusing to play if it is held there. Others are talking about a boycott of spring training games held in Arizona.

If any player is thinking about boycotting the All-Star Game (should said player be selected for the game), then he should, by reason of his convictions, demand to be traded to a team that:

A. does not do spring training in Arizona, and
B. does not play a regular season game in Arizona

Otherwise, your protests are just empty words.

What would you do if you actually made it to the World Series and had to play against the Arizona Diamondbacks?

1 comment:

  1. There are no convictions in sports, only big money and excuses.