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Immigration Sophistry

Dan 292 Wrote: Apr 17, 2013 1:44 PM
"Endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights..." is the Declaration of Independence not the Constitution. Would you like it better if we used the term "guaranteed?" The case in point, in either case, is that the framers of the Constitution wrote the document with "We The People" in mind, not Illegals from whatever source they may come. You have misunderstood the entire impetus of the comment. But thank you for the tirade in any event. Accepted as intended.
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....