Thursday, August 27, 2015

Mass deportation.

If a hundred people violate a just law, then the enforcement of the law against a hundred people is moral. Likewise, if a million people violate a just law, then the enforcement of the law against a million people is moral. And if eleven million people violate a just law, then the enforcement of the law against eleven million people is moral. Thus, if eleven million people (the most frequently cited number) are violating the United States' immigration laws, then the enforcement of the immigration laws, and the deportation of eleven million people, is moral.
"The Morality of Mass Deportation." By Paul Pauker, American Thinker, 8/24/15.


furball said...

No argument here. But, at some point since the 60s, the argument that, "That's illegal, prosecute!" has been replaced with:

1) "Who are we to say what's illegal?" or,
2) "That's too hard!" or,
3) "You racist son of bitch! SHUT UP!"

Tim Turner

furball said...

"If a hundred people violate a just law,"

I'm staying up way too late, but the narrative of politicians is that, somehow, a country being composed solely of its own citizens is NOT "just." Nor are it laws.

It's gotten to the point where (SOME!) illegal immigration supporters admit that the 14th Amendment originally applied only to slaves born in and around the time of the Civil War, but that, GIVEN WHAT WE KNOW NOW, it should - and does - apply to the "anchor babies" of illegal immigrants.

Thus, a "just" law is whatever the popular demagoguery says it should be. The idea of going through the rigorous debate of an amendment to that old-white-male thing called the "Constitution" is just a racist way of making the whole country suffer the sins of its past rather than renouncing those sins in a way that will assuredly make everyone happier, richer, "lifier," and more libertine.

I'm convinced they'll yell, break things and go backwards in time as they pledge OUR lives, fortunes and sacred honor to their cause.

Tim Turner

Col. B. Bunny said...

Amen to all that. Clearly the 14th was directed at the actual or possible problems of the freed slaves. It was well known to people then that no man becomes a citizen of a nation without the consent of that nation. However, the "just and fair" interpretation of the 14th A. is that we consented to millions of kids acquiring citizenship because their mothers chose to step over the border to give birth.

Hell of a way to run a railroad covers quite a bit of territory here though it lacks legal subtlety.