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Immigration Sophistry

EducationSuperStar Wrote: Apr 17, 2013 1:05 PM
Yeah, it's a good one. They argue that it is because poor people cannot make their way to the government office to get an ID, thus it is discriminating against them because they don't have a car. Of course this is assuming that because they don't have a car or mode of transportation, that they have no part in not having a car. That in fact, they are entitled to have transportation even if their previous behavior may prevent them from having transportation. Thus voter ID's are discriminating against the poor because they have a tougher time going to get one irregardless of the reason. Mind you, part of the reason why the original founders required land ownership to vote, is to avoid this type of argument.
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....