It had to happen. Religious leaders didn't take long to deploy their
biggest gun in the illegal immigration debate: morality.
As in, "You, me and everyone are morally required to oppose Arizona's
law empowering state and local law enforcement officers to ask, when
there is reasonable cause, for proof of citizenship."
Anointed they may be by their various denominations, but for them to
see any immorality in law enforcement officers asking for identification
stretches the word's meaning way out of shape.
When you start flinging around "moral imperatives," you are rolling
out the heavy firepower for people of faith. It is the ultimate cudgel
to club opponents of illegal immigration into submission. If you
disagree, it's proof that you are evil, a sinner and headed for hell
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