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Sun Jul 27, 2014, 11:00 AM

 

George Will: U.S. Should ‘Welcome’ Migrant Children

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Reply George Will: U.S. Should ‘Welcome’ Migrant Children (Original post)
Roy Serohz Jul 2014 OP
valerief Jul 2014 #1
Spitfire of ATJ Jul 2014 #4
JDPriestly Jul 2014 #2
DhhD Jul 2014 #3
Iggo Jul 2014 #5

Response to Roy Serohz (Original post)

Sun Jul 27, 2014, 12:41 PM

1. The refugees are called migrant (in migrant worker) children?

I guess Will sees them working the fields.

(And, yes, I know what the word migrant means. I was making a point of how it's most commonly used in the political realm.)

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Response to valerief (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 27, 2014, 04:25 PM

4. They use "migrant" the way the Nazis used "gypsy"....

 

As it, dirty, disreputable, criminal types.

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Response to Roy Serohz (Original post)

Sun Jul 27, 2014, 01:05 PM

2. Maybe Obama will get the money to deal with the needs of these children after all.

Looking at the violence/murder rates in the countries from which the children come, that is Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala primarily, I think that if we could help them deal with their high crime rates and especially murder rates, we could help ourselves deal with our own.

These children are coming from one murderous country to another.

And, yes, we need to get addiction and drug AND ALCOHOL use under ocntrol because a lot of the other crime is associated with drug and alcohol use, especially in this country.

But the punitive system for dealing with addiction that we have been using since at least hte Nixon administration when we began the War on Drugs has not worked very well.

I have seen a drug court in which the judge sentenced "offenders" that is alcoholics and addicts to rehabilitation. That's not all that new. But in this court, the judge called one of his convicted offenders back into the courtroom and praised her profusely for having kept to the program.

There he was sitting up on the judge's perch above the courtroom, looking down on the woman below telling her what a wonderful job she was doing. It was such a refreshing sight -- praise and acknowledgment for something done right -- in a courtroom. Everyone was nearly in tears including me.

We need more drug and alcohol courts where progress in beating addiction is recognized and fewer where addicts are sent to hopeless existences in jails. California is improving in this respect. I hope the rest of the country catches up. The DEA should be for catching big dealers and not for trying to deal with the medical problem of addiction.

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Response to Roy Serohz (Original post)

Sun Jul 27, 2014, 02:51 PM

3. NAFTA actually set the economies of Mexico, Central and some in South America. Then adding

the drug problem to the situation, is very bad for their economies and the youth in Latin America.

http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/NAFTA_FTAA/Lessons_NAFTA.html
Down about half way you can read the real problems that NAFT created for Mexico. The top paragraphs tell about the inequality and how wealth goes to the rich.

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Response to Roy Serohz (Original post)

Sun Jul 27, 2014, 06:04 PM

5. Fuck you, George. They're refugees.

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