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Does Political Correctness Trump the Rule of Law?
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NJ Town Rescinds Anti-Illegal immigrant Law
A controversial ordinance intended to punish employers and landlords who hire or house illegal immigrants would be too expensive to defend, Riverside officials said in voting to rescind the year-old law...
donmega
Sep 18, 2007
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gogopoet
Sep 18, 2007
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..." perhaps down south marrying 6 wives is politically correct,"... .

Nope! We don't do that down here, but there is the question of whether or not, when a couple gets divorced, they are still cousins.

 
donmega
Sep 18, 2007
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This is yet another defeat for the rule of law.

 
donmega
Sep 18, 2007
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When the stated reason for rescinding the law is that is would cost too much to defend, yes, that is a loss for the rule of law. The only reason there was such opposition to this was that the illegal alien lobby didn't like it.

 
vancam
Sep 18, 2007
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How did a debate about political correctness turn into a stereotypical slur about southern people having multiple... oh wait, nevermind.

 
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dirtpatch
Sep 18, 2007
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A city rescinding its own laws, by-laws, or ordinances is not a defeat for the rule of law.

Do you get equally upset when a city rescinds an ordinance against pit-bulls or similar things?


 
dirtpatch
Sep 18, 2007
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When the stated reason for rescinding the law is that is would cost too much to defend, yes, that is a loss for the rule of law.
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Fair enough, i can see merit in that view point.

 
gogopoet
Sep 18, 2007
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This isn't a question of rule of law vs political correctness. If anything it is a question of law vs the bottom-line. In the US the bottom line is frequently the ONLY line.

 
juggernaut
Sep 18, 2007
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Is political correctness what is really correct or is it just correct to you?

 
lqtm
Sep 18, 2007
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I live in Utah, and just as an example, perhaps down south marrying 6 wives is politically correct, but not so much here in Salt Lake City.

If you don't draw the line somewhere, everything will fall apart and nobody will agree on what is right.

After all doesn't the opinion of what is politically correct change all the time?

Oh and thats another thing, whose opinion of what is correct are we using?

Your's?

The President's?

Hitler's?

 


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