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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Better Angels of Our Nature: Responding to Arizona's Immigration Law

Romulus, I responded to your question yesterday, but will respond again today. Those are two different things. In the first place, if a law is unjust, unfair and even unconstitutional, it must be condemned, i.e., when the abolitionists condemned slavery they did so on this basis -- so too did those that condemned the Japanese Internment camps during World War II, the trail of tears, Jim Crow and the Chinese Exclusion Act. There is a long history of folks condemning unjust laws in this great nation. That argument is separate from the argument of coming up with solutions. The purpose of this blog post was to condemn this unjust law. I am working on another blog post which will speak to my specific recommendations as it relates to immigration reform. However, once again that is a different topic for a different post.
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