States rights. It's the problem, isn't it? And has been for a long time. History shows us that the reason minorities support Democrats is because they believe in the federal government. It was states rights that allowed the oppression of immigrants, Jews, blacks, gays, and so on. It's states rights that Ronald Reagan campaigned on when he launched his presidential campaign in Philadelphia, MS, only known as the place where three civil rights workers were murdered. Now what happened in Arizona is states' rights run amok again. It always ends in disaster. Not only that, especially with newspapers dying, no one really pays attention to the states. I think every state in the nation is terribly corrupt. There are so many patronage jobs, favors, local loyalties, and petty coverups. If states were subjected to the kind of scrutiny the federal government is subjected to, every state government would collapse in shame. The fact is thanks to federal transparency laws and all the attention given the federal government, it has no choice but to be quite honest, even when we disagree with it. I think our system overall works great with big central government, and that's not only thanks to its employees, its thanks to the opposition parties, the media, the special interests groups, and everyone else who is keeping an eye on it. One doesn't have to always agree with the government, but if you have to have government, then let it be a government that's constantly scrutinized than one that flies under the radar. The Arizona state government in my opinion just made a fool of itself, strengthened the Democrats, and will ultimately lose even with our current Supreme Court.