Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Robert Nelson Bad idea there and here
If anyone read the Robert Nelson column 'Arizona law bad idea there and here' yesterday in the Douglas Street Rag, we wonder if they had the same reaction we did? In our opinion Nelson's column was devoid of any intellectual reasoning on the subject of the Arizona law.
After giving us a background of his Nebraska pedigree since his great-something grandfather's fight against boarder intrusion back in the 1860 from those folks down in Kansas, Nelson who in fact did move away from his good life in Nebraska to live in Arizona for several years went on to worry about the Arizona law's affect on a couple of immigrants whose families had a similar historical presence in that state.
Of course, Nelson alludes confession of taking advantage of cheap Mexican labor to do his landscaping for $600 while he was there.
After discussing the gun battles occurring along I-10 and the human and drug trafficking, he admits that things are bad in Arizona.
Then without any support Nelson declares that, "What was chosen is bad, racist and unenforceable." He continues, "But it's understandable that some people could got to such lengths given the situation." He mentions his conversation with Nebraska State Senator Charlie Janssen about the situation in Fremont and opines that it, "helped me realize that in a couple of Nebraska cities like Fremont,you can understand some level of frustration."
After all his inane diatribe, Nelson states, "Simply: We don't have the excuses for passing on the state level anything that remotely looks like the new immigration law in Arizona."
To opine that the law, "is bad, racist and unenforceable" without any fact or documentation shows the shallowness of Nelson's commentary. No facts on why the law is bad. No facts on why it's racist. No facts on why its unenforceable
Additionally, Nelson offers no solutions of his own after admitting the existence of a problem. Perhaps, he's looking for some cheap landscaping or domestic help here as he did in Arizona. Perhaps, he just doesn't have the intellectual capacity to support his assertion.
In any event, Nelson once again shows his lack of any logic in supporting his suppositions which appear to be based only on his liberal emotions. Truly, Nelson is a bad idea here. The Douglas Street Rag should purge itself of this conflicted guy and let him go back to Arizona.