I want to take a look at the mixed messages we receive from pro-illegal immigration proponents and how their arguments play out in real life. In listening to the illegal immigration proponents there are many things that cause some confusion.
If one suspects another is here illegally, what does one do, if anything at all?
What if I get a great personal recommendation for a couple hard-working Latina women to come to my house and give it a good cleaning every other Wednesday?
First, am I infringing on their rights if I ask them for their ID’s? Does that make me racist? Am I setting them up for asking?
If they are illegals and hire them am I the bad guy employer, thus then helping perpetuate the problem on the premise if they had no work they would return to their native country?
If they are illegals, do I not then hire them as per the laws? Isn’t that harming them and making suffer needlessly for a random and obnoxious territorial, national and political division point?
Do I just not bother to ask for any documentation at all? I mean, we know how much trouble every third presidential appointee has been in recent past because they had some sort of illegal or suspected illegal maid, gardener or handyman. So must I take their info and then report that and the monies paid them to the IRS?
What if I do all that the law requires and they are illegals? Am I racist? Just a crappy, uncaring guy?
Seems the way to the moral highground is strewn with boulders and involves a certain perdition. No matter what one does – nothing, follow the letter of the law, or a smattering of any and all of the above, there is no “right.” There is no moral highground at all. It’s a wasted journey.
It is a shame when the lives of persons are involved in such moral dilemmas, but then without the involvement of persons and free will, there would be no moral to begin with. It is the sum total of the difficulty. How does one view a “victimless” crime that really has millions of victims on all sides?
The nation and it’s laws suffer if we rationalize to disregard them when it is “morally” suitable. Morals and law will breakdown if we as societies’ members can pick and chose which laws suit our sensibilities at the moment. The immigrant suffers if we abide by the law. There are no winners here. But there are politics.
Politics muddies the waters. It moves moral right and wrong all around the map. It allows persons to find “moral” wherever it most suits them. That is not the way to live our lives. Such efforts will see a future erosion of law and society, and that will lead nowhere good.