Thanks, Governor Brewer, for Giving Me a Blog Post

Right off the bat: if you’re expecting any sort of commentary here regarding the recent passed by the Arizona Legislature and signed into law by Governor Jan Brewer – you know, the whole “show me your papers” thing – it just ain’t gonna happen. No interest here in jumping upon that particular hand grenade.

What I will say is for the first time in my six years in the industry, an action taken by the Legislature has had an adverse impact on my business. Well, at least from one potential buyer.

I’m sorry to say that given the current situation in AZ I’m no longer comfortable traveling there and supporting the state as a tourist.

One alternative mentioned was Nevada, which usually means Las Vegas, so good to know we rate below the eternal den of iniquity that is Las Vegas Boulevard.

Having said that …

I find it somewhat refreshing to see someone who feels strongly enough about something to decide not to make the trip, even if the people being hurt by the stance aren’t the ones who enacted it (though they could be among those who support it.)

And this whole thing reminds me what an, um, interesting state in which I live. If anyone remembers the Fiesta Bowl between Louisville and Alabama some 19 years ago, the result of a boycott following the state’s failure to pass a paid MLK holiday, this is far from Arizona’s first boycott rodeo.

Ah, the Legislature. The same jovial folks who once (briefly) passed a resolution to secede (not that other Western states haven’t done the same at various points) and once upon a time declared war on elk. The same group whose majority supports the governor here but is aghast at the proposed 1-cent sales tax increase in Proposition 101 whose proceeds will be squandered on incidentals such as schools, teachers, roads …

Yep, it’s interesting. But at least it provided a topic for a blog post and, hopefully, the fine folks at the Arizona Republic who so enjoy recording the demise of our world whenever whatever happens will call to discuss this bill’s impact on my business.

Ummmm … yeah, probably not gonna happen.

Jonathan Dalton

Jonathan Dalton is a 40-plus-year resident of the Valley and has been helping folks buy and sell homes since 2004. He can be reached at 602-502-9693 or info at

1 Comment

  • BawldGuy 8 years ago

    At least those folks opted for a state totally free of illegal aliens.

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