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Phoenix Suns, You Are Dead Wrong

PHOENIX - MAY 03:  Steve Nash #13 of the Phoenix Suns puts up a shot against the San Antonio Spurs during Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2010 NBA Playoffs at US Airways Center on May 3, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the Spurs 111-102 to take a 1-0 series lead.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Jim FolsomContributorMay 5, 2010

Firstly, let me be clear. I do not hate Mexican people. I have very dear friends who are Mexican. In fact I am going to a ball game this week with one of them. His last name is Gonzalez. We have been friends for years and during baseball season we probably go to a game a week together.

Every time we hang up the phone he ends the conversation with a "God Bless you, brother." Before my last move, my next door neighbors were (or the wife was) Mexican. A sweet lady. Her kids and mine are still best friends. We go see them as often as we can. I still text them almost every day.

I am not anti-immigration either. If you want to come here through the proper channels, come on in. If you want to work here on the books, pay in to Social Security, pay income taxes, and spend your money here and OBEY THE LAW, I have no problem with you being here.

I am quite sure if you polled most residents of Arizona, they feel the same way. This is not about hate. It's not about anti- immigration. It's about obeying and enforcing THE LAW!

IT's the government's main job for crying out loud. And as usual, they are doing a piss poor job. We have people flooding into our country, many via Arizona, and committing crimes, taking away jobs, using government welfare programs and sending moneys they earn back to Mexico.

The people of Arizona have had enough. They have spoken. They have voted to do at the state level what the feds failed to do. That is: ENFORCE THE LAW!

So here come the bleeding heart, elitist, high-priced basketball players, the Phoenix Suns.

These people make millions of dollars to play basketball. They don't have to worry about illegals stealing their jobs unless one of them is Seven feet tall and has a killer hook shot. In a show of disdain to the citizens of Arizona, they will wear Spanish language jerseys in Game Two of their playoff series with San Antonio.

If they were doing this as a Cinco de Mayo thing, that would be fine. No problem. But this is not what they are doing. They are wearing them as a protest. A protest against ENFORCING THE LAW! They are making a political statement.

If I were a Suns season ticket holder, who was out there trying to make a living legally, losing contracts to companies who hire illegals so they can shave money off of their bids by using the cheap labor, and the Suns did this, I would call them up immediately and cancel my tickets. This is an outrage!

When they called me back to try and smooth things over my reply would be "why don't you call some of those illegal aliens you love so much and see how many tickets they want?"

Or here's an idea. Let's just say "screw it" and open up the borders and tell anyone who wants in to "come on."

America as we know it would cease to exist in about six months. Then there would be no NBA. No MLB. No NFL. The Steve Nashes of the world would then have to go out and try to find work, and would find out how tough it is to compete with people who are willing to come here and work for next to nothing as long as they get it in cash.

Let's see how they like those illegal aliens then.

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