I get the paper on Fridays (and Saturdays and Sundays, actually), and in keeping with my continuing efforts at leading a normal life, I followed my Wii Fit time this morning with a glance through the news.

There’s a lot of discussion in the letters and editorials about Arizona’s new immigration law. One letter was particularly striking.

The writer suggested building two fences across the border between the U.S. and Mexico. Both should be hard to climb, and they should be 100 feet apart.

That’s not all. There should be machine guns affixed to the fences that will shoot anything that moves, so long as it is “larger than a jackrabbit.” And, the letter continues, the dead bodies should be left on the ground as a warning.

Why yes, I’ve always wanted to live in a country like that. Haven’t you?

I think people who want to live in the United States should do the paperwork and come in legally. But I think people who can see human corpses as a nice decoration for our nation’s borders are not desirable residents, wherever they happened to be born.