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  •  It is legitimate to display a lack of empathy... (3+ / 0-)
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    WorkerInUSA, quill, IT Professional

    ...to people who don't have the legal right to be here.  It may be bad policy, or you could argue that empathy should in fact be the basis for policy, but the "hard-working, support their families" argument doesn't win the debate any more than it would for zoning or environmental or any other regulations where hard-working people seeking to support their families stake a claim on disregarding the law.

    You know, I sometimes think if I could see, I'd be kicking a lot of ass. -Stevie Wonder at the Glastonbury Festival, 2010

    by Rich in PA on Wed May 08, 2013 at 05:51:24 AM PDT

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    •  There's a major difference... (1+ / 0-)
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      Deep Texan

      ...between having empathy for people with no political power and no real voice, who come to this country with almost nothing seeking a better life for their families, and having empathy for people who break "zoning or environmental or any other regulations," who generally do so out of greed because they have political power and voice, and feel like they can get away with it.

      "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

      by JamesGG on Wed May 08, 2013 at 07:10:00 AM PDT

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