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Honza Prchal's letter (03/21/08 ID) states that "one can prefer European immigration without being racist per se". How?
Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY
I find it interesting that ID begins its short treatise by declaring those opposed to its view to be "liars" (see 03/19/08 ID). ID fails to discriminate between the many and varied opinions of those opposed to illegal immigration. ID simply refer to them as anti- immigrationists. The penalty for late payers of taxes ID attributes more kindness to the IRS than reality would allow. Seizing funds, property, jail time, double fines, public humiliation are examples of a make-good mechanism. Is ID suggesting we use the same kind treatment for dealing with illegals? The courts have said "a malum in se offense is naturally evil as adjudged by the sense of a civilized community," (Washington v. Anderson). Who are we, or ID to declare that illegal immigration rule of law thoughts or statements are immoral? How did we go from illegal to immoral in such a short time? Even if an offense is malum prohibitum, are you suggesting it is not wrong only because a "statute" makes it so? Seems like wrong is wrong no matter what side one takes. So to go from proclaiming something a lie then adding immorality makes a good recipe for stirring up hate mongering by declaring the anti-immigrationist recipe not a cake but Racism. Ah, the eternal solution for anything people want others to hate, play the race card. Since you would have the reader believe that everyone targeted by the "antis" is the wrong race I am curious about all the "legal" immigrants that I mentioned above. What is their collective race characteristic in your mind? we have a program for legalization, it's not a good one or the best, but it's on the books and some play by the rules and others donít.
David W. Nations Sr.
This link (see 03/20/08 ID comment) was put into the latest ID I received for an article on the Washington Post website. It seems that the article is no longer available. Does ID have the article saved?
Editor's note: The link has been updated on our website. The link was correct at the time of publication. It looks like the news site changed it later.
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