So far, all the panic about this law has been over hypothetical fear based on false assumptions.
Obama is doing a wonderful job at this by putting "fear" into peoples minds over this bill. It's amazing how people will bitch about "fear tactics" but will ignore them when their own party uses them. Obama is praying on the concept of "this might happen" as a way to insult the Arizona local Gov't for basically making him look bad because, as has been pointed out, this bill was passed because the Federal Gov't did nothing to fix this problem.
But there ain't any danger related to the activity of... well, you know, being. Can a policemen simply ask me for my paper while walking down the streets?
Do you consider people crossing into our country from, say, Mexico without going thru the proper channels illegal? If so, please explain how you would not want to go after someone who is obviously breaking the law? Also explain how you could find out if someone did break the law without asking for some form of identification?
Do you think it's some form of discrimination only because those being questioned are Hispanics when the ones crossing the border illegally thru Arizona are likely to be Hispanics since Mexico and South American are Hispanic nations for the most part?
I would simply like to hear a decent solution of how to catch a criminal (because breaking a law makes you a criminal technically) that can only be found if questioned without inconveniencing the innocent.