The Arizona Republic's Laurie Roberts sizes up the Arizona Legislature:
Our leaders are obsessed with the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution yet strangely uninterested in Article 11, Section 10 of the Arizona Constitution - the part that says the Legislature must improve and properly maintain public schools. Or Article 11, Section 6, the part that says a college education "shall be as nearly free as possible."
But not to worry. We've got legalized sparklers now and a ban on making mermaids, and though you soon may not be able to get a good education under your belt, you can tuck an Uzi down your pants any time.
If Arizona was a runaway train, we'd be entering the trestle bridge and about to pitch headfirst over the edge and into the gorge.
And what are our leaders doing? When they're not finding new ways to stick it to the poor and the mentally ill and everybody's favorite target, the illegal immigrant, they're back in one of the boxcars, working on a bill that gives you the right to seize a city bus if anybody stops you from bringing a gun into a government building.