Saturday, January 04, 2014

Does marriage and family commitment excuse bad behavior? Beg the question on the immigration amnesty debate

A Letter to the Editor of the Washington Post Saturday, January 4, 2014 by Mark S. Allen, “A model family should not exempt law-breakers from punishment”, link here  begs an important question on the amnesty debate in immigration law.
   
The letter has to be read carefully; the opening of the letter does not confess to bank robbery, but makes a supposition.  (I got in trouble when substitute teaching for an online supposition that people in the school system didn’t read carefully at first.)  Nevertheless, many people talk as if they really believe that having a family in marriage could justify illegal behavior.  The Mafia often talks like that, right? 
  

On the other hand, we seem to have less room for self-righteousness all the time.  
The Washington Post, by the way, does not show LTE's on its site continuously until one full day passes.  But an LTE from that day can be located on Google by author name. 

Rick Sincere of GLIL has an interesting perspective on this LTE here. Crossing a border doesn't violate anyone's individual rights, he says. 

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