Komotokomotokomotomo (komotomo) wrote,

Fuck you, Arizona.

[All cofronting]

The original 13 colonies that became this country were founded by people who were fleeing persecution by people who were not of their religion. Later, when those 13 colonies overthrew British rule and became the United States of America, one of the cornerstones we founded the nation on is religious freedom. Religious freedom isn't just the freedom to practice what religion you wish to, it is also the freedom to not be oppressed by people of a religion.

This new bigotry law is nothing short of a violation of one of the cornerstones of this country. It is state sanction to violate someone's religious freedom. It is the state placing Christianity higher than other religions. As such, as far as I'm concerned, Arizona doesn't exist within the United States. It's some other country, apparently run by Nazis.

This isn't just about that one law, however. This is just the straw that broke the camel's back. Their stance treating anyone who looks Mexican as a second class citizen, and their stances on immigration, are both not just counter to the American ideal set down in the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence, they are, in a word, inhuman.

If I hear that Arizonans are outraged by this bigotry, I will soften my tone regarding these former Americans. If I hear that these politicians are, every one of them, facing a serious recall effort, I'll forgive. Until then, they are not my fellow Americans. They are, to me, a separate nation. One only welcome in the African continent, where hate seems to be so prevalent.

Arizona may not be as far along as Uganda and other nations where homosexuality is illegal and even carrying a death sentence, but they're certainly not the land of the free and the home of the brave.
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