Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Today's Quotation

From a declaration by several Central American foreign ministers, as reported by the BBC: "Migrants, regardless of their migratory status, are not and should not be treated like criminals."

Uh huh.

Let me see if I have this straight. Just because someone is breaking the law, they shouldn't be treated as a criminal. Now I won't bring up the possibility that the governments of certain countries have a vested interest in keeping money produced in the U.S. flowing into their coffers. That would be a distraction, we are talking about a group of people doing something that is illegal. Perhaps it's my public school education, but I'm pretty sure that if you are doing something illegal then you are a criminal by definition.

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