Thursday, May 13, 2010

illegal immigrant

Note to Self:

No matter how often you hear the word, make sure you don't get sucked into that semantic environment. The term "illegal alien" is not simply pejorative, it's also inaccurate. The truth is that we are the immigrants. We gained this land through theft and extortion then signed a treaty promising open access. Besides, laws exist to serve humanity, not humanity to serve laws. So if a law violates human rights, it's not really a law anymore. If you want to find real aliens, you have to go to New Mexico.



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  2. I'm not sure your comment really even dignifies a comment, except to say that it is not my goal to start a political battle. I teach immigrant children. Trust me, they are trying to find a better life. They are trying to be a part of the American dream. They aren't pansies.