Most have likely heard by now of the law in Arizona just signed that police are to question the right to be in Arizona if the "person of interest" is "reasonably suspicious" of being an illegal alien (i.e. from Mexico). I am listening to my nightly liberal rant, anodyne for the soul, on Keith Olberman's Countdown. Olberman was talking to Howard Feinman (sp?) regarding the new alien law in AZ. Feinman compared the new alien law and its requirement to "present one's papers" as proof of citizenship etc to "medieval Europe."
Huh? What medieval European area could he be referring to? There were citizenship papers? Sounds all very odd to me. Kind posters help me out, esp. on the place of Jews in certain kingdoms that might have needed some documentation.