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Trump’s Wall—an Attempt to Insult and Humiliate Mexicans »

Suppose the Canadians were to build a wall to keep Americans out of their country, making it clear that Americans are simply not decent, productive, peaceful people and therefore the fewer of them who enter Canada the better. Might Americans take justifiable offense at such treatment? Why does anyone imagine that Mexicans feel any...
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None “Heil” Trump »

America is a country founded on the principle—regardless of how imperfectly carried out in practice—that all men* are created equal. We celebrate and honor the value of the individual, endowed irrevocably with the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We cherish the American Dream that, regardless of the circumstances of birth,...
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Fewer Illegals, More anti-Illegal Sentiment »

Recent data suggest that there has been a decline in illegal immigration into the United States, according to the Dallas Morning News. At the same time, “the national debate over illegal immigration grows more vigorous and polarized.” This trend is not isolated to the issue of immigration. Often, just as a real or perceived...
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