In response to R L Ranger (3/10/03) "Letters to the Editors", Mr. Ranger, I would suggest your re-reading "Les Miserables" so that you can understand the fine points of Mr Baer's analogy. You must agree for sure that the law is not always moral; if you can not see that the fictional character we are referring to suffered many injustices in the name of a system fixated with the application of the letter of the law, you will not understand the plight of the illegal immigrant. We would be hard pressed trying to find a moral justification for the genocide committed against the original inhabitants of these American lands (the whole continent); but yet, I would not condemn our present society only because in part it stemmed from such pillage; in your words: what kind of "citizen" will be the result or what kind of society will be achieved, when illegality is the origin?
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