On “Illegals”

Undocumented immigrants only reside in their new home illegally if the laws against their being there apply to them. How can we say that they do? What evidence is there that so-called immigration laws apply to any immigrant? First it must be established on what basis immigration laws exist. Supposedly, they exist on the basis of Constitutional authority. Second it must be established that said laws conform to said authority. Third it must be established that Constitutional authority itself applies to anyone. What evidence is there that the Constitution applies to anyone, let alone immigrants? There’s a Constitution, with signatures by long dead men, but so far I’ve seen no link between that centuries-old document with centuries-old signatures made by race-conquering criminals, and anyone alive today. Therefore, to call someone an “illegal” is to engage in both gross dishonesty and logical fallacy (Amazing Familiarity). And that’s today’s two cents.

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Founder and editor of Everything-Voluntary.com and UnschoolingDads.com, Skyler is a husband and unschooling father of three beautiful children. His writings include the column series “One Voluntaryist’s Perspective” and “One Improved Unit,” and blog series “Two Cents“. Skyler also wrote the books No Hitting! and Toward a Free Society, and edited the books Everything Voluntary and Unschooling Dads. You can hear Skyler chatting away on his podcasts, Everything Voluntary and Thinking & Doing.