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Another from Politix: Illegal Aliens

Politix had another interesting questions today: Is it ok to call undocumented people illegal aliens?

Here is my answer:


illegal – forbidden by law or statute; contrary to or forbidden by official rules, regulations, etc.
alien – a resident born in or belonging to another country who has not acquired citizenship by naturalization; a foreigner

So, an illegal alien is a foreign born person residing in a country under conditions contrary to, or forbidden by, law. This sounds read more

Income Inequality is a Fact of Reality

In a recent email from the Politix website there was asked the question of whether income inequality concerned me. The first paragraph of this post was my answer, which I expand on.

In and of itself, income inequality is not a problem and is simply a fact of reality. Everyone has different levels of skills, different interests, different levels of ambition to actually make a larger income and different things are more or less in demand than others – to name just a few factors that can go read more

Tit-For-Tat in Immigration

The website Politix is sometimes a good source for ideas for posts. Today a question popped up in my email asking about whether the fact the immigration to Mexico is harder than to the United States concerned me, with the possible answers of Yes, No and I’m not sure. When you vote you also have space to either endorse someone else’s comment or to put in a comment of your own explaining your vote.

I voted no, and posted the following:

The United States should be basing its policies, on read more