Our failure to act responsibly at the federal level will only open the door to irresponsibility by others, that includes, for example, recent efforts in Arizona which threaten to undermine basic notions of fairness which we cherish as Americans, as well as the trust between police and their community that is so crucial to keeping us safe. Link
Jesus, where do I start? How about the big picture first?
Notice that in this whole sentence not a single person does anything. "Irresponsibility by others". This style of writing is called "The Divine Passive". It's the preferred way of hooking together words in what Richard Mitchell used to call "The Land of We All"*. I don't know about you, but when I hear someone complaining I like to hear a villain named and his evil acts clearly identified. But in the above sentence, a failure will open and efforts threaten. Did the Prez write this himself? Bad. Did someone write this for him? Even worse. What grade did Barry get in English 101? And why aren't "we all" laughing at this poorly constructed sentence?
I don't know which Americans Big O is referring to, but I certainly don't cherish basic notions of fairness. I wouldn't even know how to cherish a notion. Would American notions be cherished differently than, say, Canadian notions? And I seriously doubt there is any such thing as "trust between police and their community". Notice the possessive adjective "their". There's no trust either way between jackboots and slaves. I acknowledge my only-slight exaggeration.
The "efforts in [the desert prison state of] Arizona" refers to a new law in Arizona that removes any obligation by the police to say "please" when they ask for your papers. The police here have been arresting people for "suspicion of illegal existence" for a long time. I have personally witnessed multiple arrests by the po-lice at a routine revenue-enhancement stop.
And what is this "keeping us safe" shit? I bristle at the thought of being "kept". My keeping, safe or unsafe, is my responsibility. I'll keep myself, thank you.
Illegal immigration really means "permission-to-exist denied". What gives any asshat on this planet the right to decide whether permission is granted or denied? And how long will it be before permission will be required for migration to another state or even another city? Wake up and smell the FEMA camps. "When they came for me, nobody was left."
* If you've never read Richard Mitchell, use this link and dive in. All his words are golden.