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Immigration Sophistry

Bitter Clinger in PA Wrote: Apr 17, 2013 12:37 AM
Progressive liberals do not give a rat's behind about the illegal immigrant. The illegal immigrant is a vote for the Democratic party to remain in power for generations to come. Hillary will win in 2016 because Republicans are weak. Hillary will be worse than Obama because she is smarter than him. Get used to decades of liberal/progressive policy! RIP America!
Red Spot in a Blue State Wrote: Apr 17, 2013 7:16 AM
Exactly my feelings BlackPeter.
I don't think the repubs have the stones to retake any office.
Most laws are meant to stop people from doing something, and to penalize those who disregard those laws. More generally, laws are meant to protect the society from the law breakers.

But our immigration laws are different. Here the whole focus is on the "plight" of those who have broken the laws, and on what can be done to lift the stigma and ease the pressures they feel, so that they can "come out of the shadows" and "normalize" their lives.

Merely using the word "illegal" to describe their breaking the law is considered to be a sign of mean-spiritedness, if not racism....