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So here is a question.....

When raising your kids, do you make rules for them? Do you feel they must obey ALL your rules or just some? Or do you teach them that they don't have to obey all rules, just a few? Where is the line drawn? What about the LAWS of the land? Is the law the law, or do we get to pick and choose what laws we want to obey and what laws we don't? Do we not have to suffer the consequences of breaking such laws? Why not? When we teach our kids to obey the rules at home, are we not also teaching them to obey the law? Is anyone above the law?

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:00 PM on May. 1, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (31)
  • Illegal aliens are obviously above the law. Just look at the loons on cafemom defending them.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:01 PM on May. 1, 2010

  • If we allow one law to be broken, or make exceptions for someone for whatever reason is that not setting a precedent of allowing other people to break such a law and get away with it? Then do you not end up opening the door to head down the path of complete and total chaos? 


    Answer by Anonymous at 6:03 PM on May. 1, 2010

  • If a law is fundamentally unjust, then it should be broken out of principle. Just like the blacks of the south broke segregation laws in order to stand up for their right to equality. Do you not agree with that?

    Answer by moniquinha at 6:06 PM on May. 1, 2010

  • moniquinha, I agree!!
    The rules we give our kids have nothing to do with the law of the land, but it will give them an idea how they work.

    Answer by older at 6:09 PM on May. 1, 2010

  • If a law is fundamentally unjust, then it should be broken out of principle.

    But it isn't. Compare our immigration rules & regulations with the other countries around the world; the countries your defending ... The U.S. policy is not as 'unjust' or heartless as many here on CM seem to think.

    Answer by beachmamaof2 at 6:12 PM on May. 1, 2010

  • beachmama...the way we limit central and south american immigration in comparison to European and Asian immigration is not just. Sorry, but it isn't. Especially when you consider how much we exploit these countries for thier cheap labor and natural resources by moving our industries in and all the capital out. Then we wonder why they come here. They're desperate for decent wages. is not fair. If you want to blame someone, blame the greedy American corporations who have taken our industrial jobs out of our own country.

    Answer by moniquinha at 6:18 PM on May. 1, 2010

  • Moniquinha, you are incorrect. The US does not favor European or Asian immigration. Here is a REAL fact for you:

    "A record 1,046,539 persons were naturalized as U.S. citizens in 2008. The leading countries of birth of the new citizens were Mexico, India and the Philippines."

    Here is another fact:

    "As of 2006, the United States accepts more legal immigrants as permanent residents than all other countries in the world combined."


    Answer by mancosmomma at 6:43 PM on May. 1, 2010

  • Here is another fact:

    "A record 12.7 million Mexican immigrants lived in the United States in 2008, a 17-fold increase since 1970. Mexicans now account for 32% of all immigrants living in this country. The second-largest nationality group of immigrants, Filipinos, accounts for just 5% of all immigrants in the U.S."

    You can hardly say the government is discriminating against Mexicans. It pays to know your facts.


    Answer by mancosmomma at 6:48 PM on May. 1, 2010

  • "If a law is fundamentally unjust, then it should be broken out of principle."

    Now, if you can tell me what is unjust about the Federal Immigration Law, in detail with actual facts, I'll be glad to listen.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 6:50 PM on May. 1, 2010

  • This is what I don't get, where and when has anyone favored one illegal immigrant over another. I have not seen that. Just because one state is starting to implement the LAW and there just happen to be more Hispanic illegal immigrants than any other in that state, because they border Mexico. It would be naturally expected that there would be more of one than the other, because of the borders. It has nothing to do with race, but everything to do with borders.  It would be no different if we borded some Russian country.  But people seem to be making more of t his than they should.  What is it that people don't get?


    Answer by Anonymous at 6:56 PM on May. 1, 2010

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