Sign On to Our Open Letter: Because "Don't Tread on Me" shouldn't mean "Do Tread on that Other Guy"

Our piece in the Huffington Post: The Tea Party: "Don't Tread on Me. Tread on That Other Guy."

Please sign our open letter to the Tea Party below:

Arizona's new Immigration Law SB1070, requires local police to check the papers of anyone who is a part of a stop, detention or arrest when "reasonable suspicion exists that the person is an alien who is unlawfully present in the United States."

Laws like these affect all of us. It means U.S. citizens will have to carry and present “proof” that we belong here. What criteria will police use to determine which of us to suspect? What does an American citizen look like?

Americans from all walks of life have come out against this travesty of our ideals -- everyone from Arnold Schwarzenegger and the NAACP, to Arizona’s own Police Chiefs and even the Phoenix Suns.

But where is the Tea Party?

The Other 98% hereby challenges the Tea Party and its leaders (that means you, Dick Armey, Sarah Palin, Erick Erickson and Rand Paul), to publicly call for repeal of Arizona Law SB1070.

If "Don't Tread On Me" really means "Tread on that Other Guy", or worse, "Tread on that (Brown) Guy", then you are fighting not for the America of our Founders, but for the totalitarian nightmare you so declaim.

Which is it, Tea Party? Are you against tyranny or aren’t you? It's time to speak up and defend the ideals you claim to stand for.

The land of the free should not turn into the land of "show me your papers." Stand with us against this abominable law.
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Number Date Name Organization
174 Mon Feb 17 08:05:26 EST 2014 Gemma Tigger I don't understand this!!!!
173 Thu Dec 15 09:54:05 EST 2011 Lorna Fisher moveon.org
172 Thu Nov 04 10:26:32 EDT 2010 Bill Drummond Move to Amend, Kansas City
171 Sat Aug 28 18:23:55 EDT 2010 Zak Novark
170 Wed Aug 18 18:09:24 EDT 2010 Rudy Cervantes
169 Mon Aug 09 03:01:18 EDT 2010 Connie Cox
168 Fri Jul 23 09:36:47 EDT 2010 Jeff Potter
167 Sun Jul 18 00:54:50 EDT 2010 Chris Piascik
166 Sun Jul 18 00:54:50 EDT 2010 Chris Piascik
165 Thu Jul 15 05:59:22 EDT 2010 Tracey Dittmar The Other 98%
164 Wed Jul 14 13:45:16 EDT 2010 Joanne Wine The other 98%
163 Tue Jul 06 13:48:09 EDT 2010 Susan Whalen
162 Thu Jun 24 11:06:49 EDT 2010 Joseph Blum student
161 Tue Jun 22 21:30:07 EDT 2010 Kathryn Hardin
160 Mon Jun 14 14:29:29 EDT 2010 Nicole Ortega Humanity
159 Sat Jun 12 08:07:56 EDT 2010 Lisa Chapman the other 98%
158 Fri Jun 11 11:58:34 EDT 2010 Banks Upshaw the Other 98%
157 Wed Jun 09 14:20:06 EDT 2010 kelly haag
156 Wed Jun 09 09:57:42 EDT 2010 Theo Patterson
155 Tue Jun 08 14:18:43 EDT 2010 Anonymous
154 Tue Jun 08 13:31:08 EDT 2010 Jill Moody
153 Tue Jun 08 10:30:56 EDT 2010 Lyn Weick
152 Mon Jun 07 18:12:30 EDT 2010 John Marengo
151 Wed Jun 02 23:46:35 EDT 2010 Anonymous
150 Wed Jun 02 23:30:07 EDT 2010 John McKenna
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