Tomorrow laws passed by the Arizona Legislature that did not contain an emergency clause will go into effect. This includes the well known SB1070 that targets people living in this country who entered or remained in the country without documentation. It also includes the less known prohibition on creating "animal human hybrids," the anti-mermaid law.
What these two laws have in common is that they were enacted out of fear. Ultimately, I think that is the problem. Whatever are problems are as a society, when we act in a reactionary fashion out of fear we will fail.