Immigrants, ‘Legal’ or Otherwise, Are Not ‘Invaders’

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Prof. Rozeff, thanks for defining “invasion.” An awful lot of folks wander around out there without the least idea of what the word means; I know because I hear from them each time I note that the Constitution never empowers Our Rulers to control our movements — or those of anyone else, even the dreaded Mexican who wants to pick our fruit and clean our toilets — into or out of the country. They tell me, often in ALL CAPS with vulgar terminology, that Leviathan is supposed to “repel invasions.” I’m continually baffled that anyone could mistake a desperate family hoping to find a better life through hard work and sacrifice for soldiers trespassing to murder, rape, and plunder; perhaps your clarification of the word as “an instance of invading a country or region with an armed force” will resolve the confusion.

9:26 am on February 28, 2012