Remember what I said about the frontal lobe yesterday? Well, what could better illustrate researchers claim that the executive functions of the brain don’t develop until the late 20s than the story of the arrests of four “young immigration activists” at Sen. John McCain’s Tucson office. Here’s the kicker: They were protesting the paralysis around the DREAM Act, which would provide a six-year path to citizenship to qualifying immigrants who demonstrate “good moral character.”
While the Act doesn’t specify what good moral character is, it does say it would be characterized by being “a law abiding resident of the United States.” And, here, dear ones, is where we get into trouble. If one is here illegally, how can that be “law-abiding”? That is a blog for another day. This morning I just want to point out that if you are here illegally, the last thing you want to do is protest at a U.S. Senator’s office and then admit you are here illegally. I guess the latter could be considered demonstrative of good moral character, but the former only shows poor judgment. And good judgment is seated where, class? Correct: the frontal lobe.
Side note: For those wondering about the blog promised Monday regarding the status of the Citizen archives, there’s been a holdup in getting some information. All I can tell you for sure is that Gannett did, indeed, spit on the Arizona Historical Society’s proposal to house the millions of clips and photos from the paper’s 138-year-old history, and instead decided to put them unde the care of Lee, Inc.-owned Arizona Daily Star. Why and details of it all (as well as details regarding as-of-this-minute pleas), are going to take a little more time.