The state of Arizona may be about to do something revolutionary. Signatures are being gathered that would place on the November 2004 ballot an initiative to cut-off services to illegal immigrants.
Many republican and democrat politicians oppose the measure, but an overwhelming number of the taxpayers who pay for the illegals are for it--as much as 70 percent in one poll.
Politicians hate it because they are about pandering to the Hispanic vote. They mostly care only about election and re-election. The people care more about their state and the state of the nation.
The initiative would require people applying for government services to show proof of residency. The rest of us have to do that in order to vote, or obtain a drivers license. Why should the illegals not have to do the same?
Hispanic groups are already organizing against the initiative, but it ought to pass. If it doesn't, we might just as well open the borders to everyone, including terrorists.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.