If you are still wondering where to go this summer or have extra cash lying around, Arizona is the place to be. Don’t let the stifling heat, oppressive mind set or white militia also known as the Republican legislature keep you away – they have a lot going on as of Wednesday, July 19th – that is when numerous new laws went into effect.
Now thanks to Governor Jan Brewer, Senator Russell Pearce and other Republicans you can pick your poison from joining a volunteer border militia, donate money to build 82 miles of border fence, enjoy the Colt revolver as the official state gun or buy some Tea Party license plates for your pickup truck.
Who says the nearly bankrupt state doesn’t have its priorities straight and is heading in the wrong direction? Thank God it doesn’t have a fence around IT so that businesses and sane people can continue to flee.
The online state sponsored fundraising website hopes to raise $50 million for a yet to be defined border fence. You know Arizona: high on idealogues, low on details and very low on practicality. More importantly it will give you the altruistic feeling that you are helping keep out undocumented immigrants and a certificate that tells you so. And to show how fiscally conservative Jan Brewer is, she plans on using inmates as the labor force. Jan, FYI the U.S. government says it cost $1-$3 M for each mile of fence built so that puts the project at a big deficit you know kind of like your state budget.