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March 07, 2012


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A sad but all too typical story. With the Dream act, it's also important to keep in mind that, though it's obviously the right thing to do, it (especially recent versions) are best seen as extremely stingy, literally the least that is morally defensible. The recent versions apply only to a fairly small portion of the decent, hard-working people brought to the US as children. We don't require many years of military service or graduating from college from citizens to grant them full membership in the society that they have grown up in, and it's unreasonable to expect it in the case of people brought to the US as children, at no fault of their own, too. Someone who is "merely" a high-school graduate surely is no morally less worthy of fair treatment than those with more opportunity. (High-school graduates would also be expected to be net social contributors,for those who favor such arguments.) Not only is there no plausible argument for opposing the dream act, there is no decent argument for not making it much more generous than any recently proposed version has been.
(In Rubio's case one wishes that a TV reporter could try to get him to explain in real time how his views are consistent or make any sense at all. In Romney's case we can only suspect that he's willing to say anything, no matter how stupid or vile, to get the Republican nomination. It's an extremely depressing situation.)

Ediberto Roman

Thanks Matt. I largely agree with your comments, and I wish I had a reporter's press pass! Best, Ediberto

Cheap Air Max

you said well right.
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