Probably the difference between liberals and conservatives is nowhere better observed than in the issue of SB1070. The notion of the police stopping people on the street and asking them to explain themselves goes straight to the practice in my lifetime of the police stopping any non-White person walking or driving outside the designated Black and/or Hispanic neighborhoods, i.e. in so-called “White neighborhoods”.
Conservatives either deny this ever happened, as Haley Barbour does about his Mississippi town in the Civil Rights period of struggle, or deny it should have anything to do with present-day issues. Such is the Conservative Mind.