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To: Campion; Salvation
In a different context, Pope Benedict XVI noted last year that "Forgiveness is not a substitute for justice" - meaning that your merciful attitude toward another human sinner does not mean that they are above the law or exempt from law enforcement.

I think this relates here. I see there's a big push to make the DREAM Act synonymous with "mercy". And a related push to make law enforcment (e.g. barring illegal aliens from cashing in on benefits) synonymous with INjustice.

A good case can be made that enticing a person to break a law is one way we participate in their wrongdoing. Incentivizing people to violate our borders by rewarding them and their children with a big package of material payoffs, is certainly enticing a person to sin.

Wha's stoping people from going BACK to the country where they are still legal citizens, and then coming here again legally? And what's wrong with insisting that they come here the right way, the same as all other immigrants?

That is not a merciless pisition. That is equal justice under law.

33 posted on 09/06/2011 10:06:34 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("God bless the child who's got his own." Arthur Herzog Jr./Billie Holiday)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
In a different context, Pope Benedict XVI noted last year that "Forgiveness is not a substitute for justice" - meaning that your merciful attitude toward another human sinner does not mean that they are above the law or exempt from law enforcement....

....A good case can be made that enticing a person to break a law is one way we participate in their wrongdoing. Incentivizing people to violate our borders by rewarding them and their children with a big package of material payoffs, is certainly enticing a person to sin.

Wha's stoping people from going BACK to the country where they are still legal citizens, and then coming here again legally? And what's wrong with insisting that they come here the right way, the same as all other immigrants?

Ping to my post #27

35 posted on 09/06/2011 1:53:12 PM PDT by Alex Murphy (Posting news feeds, making eyes bleed: he's hated on seven continents)
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