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    'Immigration Reform' on the Playground
    Immigration; Posted on: 2007-06-06 10:56:02 [ Printer friendly / Instant flyer ]
    Suppose that playground rules rewarded cheaters with privileges not granted to children playing honestly. Would such an asinine policy make sense to any sane person?

    By Gabriel Garnica

    I will venture to say that the vast majority of human beings on this earth have, at one time or another, played in a playground or field. No matter how poor, ill or vulnerable, children can be counted upon to remind us that smiling, laughing and playing is what life should be all about. Life is short, we are told, and adults tend to waste much of their lives worrying, arguing and stressing over what should be obvious.

    I have a new litmus test for any political, social or economic program, proposal, legislation or initiative, and I will apply it here and now to this alleged “immigration reform” that is being rubbed in our noses on a daily basis. That litmus test is simple yet thorough, and it does not require partisan initiatives or one of Hillary’s investigations or government programs. Simply put, this litmus test is if something would not make sense in a playground, it is wrong.

    The Simplicity of Youth

    I can vividly recall the simple joys of playing with my friends in a schoolyard or field.

    The rules were simple and clear. I do not even recall having to deal with anything too complicated because complexities were treated like deadly viruses to be avoided.

    As far as I can recall, we saw complicated stuff as simply inviting trouble, confusion, arguments and unfairness. If half of the kids did not understand something or if something seemed unfair, it was explained or avoided. It was not enough to simply say, “well, this is what we are going to do whether you like it or not”. If most kids were not thrilled with a rule or decision, we tended to respect the majority and drop it or at least modify it so as to gain majority acceptance. Simplicity and fairness seemed to be our unofficial constitution.

    News Source: The Family Security Foundation

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