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Why conservatives should oppose Arizona's immigration law
Our Constitution protects individual freedoms and liberties. Nowhere does this document speak of protecting the majority over the minority. Anger about the economy, increased crime and security concerns are fueling this law, not constitutional principles.
Conservatives' most important responsibility is to remember to protect freedom, liberty and the rights of every citizen. The Arizona immigration law doesn't do that, and that's why I oppose it.
I am proud that the GOP has been the party in which freedom has always mattered. We are a party whose members are willing to stand up for liberty because we believe that freedom matters and that it works.
As the wise saying goes, he who sacrifices freedom for security ends up with neither.
I do not want to live in a nation where American citizens are asked "Where are your papers?" We are better than that.
The writer, a Republican, represents Florida's 14th District in the U.S. House.