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Immigration Sophistry

Jeff2422 Wrote: Apr 17, 2013 2:33 PM
The Germans didn't put this many people over the border with the former Soviet Union and that was called an invasion. Pointing out the absurdity of the situation is not racism, just good common sense. But, common sense died a long time ago.
rightmostofthetime Wrote: Apr 17, 2013 5:17 PM
Yeah, figured you couldn't live without being validated. ;o)
loadstar Wrote: Apr 17, 2013 4:16 PM
Well thanks for your affirmation, guys!

There is INDEED a difference between a race-related discussion and alleged "racism." One can usually smell the latter.
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....