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  •  Don't those kids have school? (2+ / 0-)
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    Utahrd, drmah

    I get the whole protest thing, but is skipping school really going to help them out?

    •  I'd be lying if I said I didn't think about that (4+ / 0-)
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      zett, misreal, CS in AZ, Medina Mahmoud

      at first, too.  I don't know what their situation is, maybe they go to one of the charter schools that has a bit of a free form schedule. Second, this is really, really important. Third, the state legislature continues to cut education, trying to kill public education, so I can sympathize if these kids feel the need to cut school to protest. These kids are getting it from all sides.

    •  I skipped to protest Viet Nam (4+ / 0-)

      I don't regret that. Some of these kids may lose their parents, they have a lot at stake

    •  Prop 187 protests (0+ / 0-)

      The same thing happened in the 90's in California.  Latino kids skipped school to go to Prop 187 protests.

      What a waste of time.

      Like like Prop 187 was declared unconstitutional, so will this law be.  Laws that cause Republican campaign contributors' labor costs to go up are usually found to be unconstitutional.

      •  I agree it will be overturned by the courts (1+ / 0-)
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        Purdue219

        I've been saying that since day one.

        But I absolutely do not feel that the protests are a waste of time. I think they are very important. The people that live here need to let the world know that we do not approve of or agree with this law! We have to say we don't want it. We have to reject it outright and forcefully. Whether the courts overturn it or not, the people here who oppose this must be visible and vocal.

        There was a dairy on here earlier today, which has since been mercifully deleted, that actually called for "starving out the entire godforsaken territory" even if we repealed the law, because we did not "repeal it in advance" and therefore everyone who "cares about human beings" would shun this entire state for all eternity and we all deserved to be starved! I am not kidding about this. I was stunned and beyond disgusted at both the absurd claims and the blind hatred of all people living in this state, to the point that we were declared less than human beings.

        The level of hated being spewed at our state is terrifying to me, as well as just very sad and painful.

        But this is the reputation our state has now -- thanks for nothing Janet Napolitano, who we elected to protect us from these racist and crazy republicans. The world has turned against us.

        I am heartbroken about it, because you know I feel like I did as an American when Bush was p resident. Everyone hates me again, based just on where I live and blames me as a voter and resident in this state for what our government did without any voter referendum or mandate for this. Yes I've seen the Rasmussen poll and I think it's bullshit.I can't wait for a new poll to come out in a week or two.

        No, the protests are vitally important. Our people must be seen and rehumanized, and we have to let everyone know that what Brewer and state legislature did does not represent Arizona!

    •  they walked out (1+ / 0-)
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      CS in AZ

      and yes it will help them out. Are you sure you "get" "the whole protest thing"?

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