Anonymous asked: What do you think about illegal immigrants? My friend was saying elderly illegal immigrants shouldn't be deported because they've lived their whole lives here, but I just kinda went with, "Rules are rules; you can't be so empathetic as to give special treatment to them. That's not equality." I am curious about your position on this and would like to hear your thoughts.
Well, you’re right. If I steal someone’s gold coins and then fifty years later the person I stole it from finds me and wants the coins back, is it reasonable for me to say, “Hey, I’ve had these almost my whole life, ever since I stole them from you fifty years ago. I’m keeping them”? No, it’s not rightfully mine to begin with. Likewise, people who break the laws and cheat LEGAL immigrants by cutting in line—this isn’t their country. If they come here ILLEGALLY, then they are not American citizens and they have no right to be here. If they don’t want to be deported, they shouldn’t have committed a crime that they knew to be punishable by deportation. And for those kids who were brought here illegally by their parents, no, we shouldn’t deport them. But we should tell the parents, “Look, either you take your kid back to wherever you came from and come back the LEGAL way, or you put your kid up for adoption here in America while YOU go back to wherever you came from and come back the legal way.” Or maybe a third option would be to say, “Okay, you came here illegally with your kid. I already gave you two options, now here’s a third: you both can stay here, but you can never ever become citizens of this country. We will create a permanent record for you that shows that you are a criminal who broke into the country, and if a business doesn’t want to hire you, that’s their choice.” Something like that.