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April 10, 2006

have we forgotten our proudest moments?

It seems to me that the sum and the whole of the extreme right's argument against immigration reform is "Should we reward lawbreakers?" Few choose to accept responsibility for some of the United States' irresponsible involvements in other countries leading to their instability. Few choose to accept that they hold a double standard: they oppose illegal immigration while being addicted to the goods and services it provides. Few choose to accept that some of history's greatest moments have been created by those violating an unjust law.

the prophet Daniel

Sam Adams

Boston Tea Party

Thomas Jefferson and signers of the Declaration of Independence

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Mahatma Gandhi

Rosa Parks

Martin Luther King

One who breaks an unjust law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Posted by almamia at April 10, 2006 5:00 PM


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