My beloved Arizona Wildcats (26-4) fell from fourth to seventh in the ranking with a blowout loss to UCLA on Saturday. The Bruins moved up to third. The Pac-12 has three teams (the third being the Oregon Ducks) in the top seven. Three of the four teams to beat the Wildcats—Gonzaga, Oregon, and UCLA—are now ahead of them in the ranking. The other Wildcat loss was to 13th-ranked Butler.
Some of you will recall that I'm reading the 10-volume Encyclopedia of Philosophy (second edition) at the rate of two pages per day. I've been at it since 24 April 2007. Today I finished the letter "Y." Among the entries I've read are:
Yamaga Sokō Yamazaki Ansai Yang Xiong Yang Zhu
I read the two pages first thing in the morning. It takes about 15 minutes.
This individual is a loyal Bushie. He still hates Donald Trump for defeating Jeb Bush and for not paying homage to George W. Bush. He's also too pure, morally, to support someone who isn't perfectly conservative by his exalted standards. The whole thing is amusing.
If a person violates a law, it is a crime; and one who commits a crime is a criminal.
The Feb. 22 editorial, “No Illegal Immigrant is safe anymore,” doesn’t seem to understand this concept. By using “tear-jerking” phrases like “separating that woman from her children,” the editorial tries to justify violations of our laws.
Yes, we are a nation of immigrants. However, the vast majority of those immigrants came to our country under, and in compliance with, the laws in existence at the time of their arrival.
Sneaking across our borders or overstaying a temporary visa does not automatically give an undocumented immigrant rights under our Constitution. Giving the lawbreaker a pass is grossly unfair to those who comply with our immigration requirements.
Reading about the actions of the Trump administration related to the deportation of undocumented immigrants, I have to ask those who did not vote in 2016 or voted against Hillary Clinton because of some animus toward her as a person how they feel about President Trump. We have ended up with a government that sees only black and white even though we live in a society of nuanced grays. (“This is how Trump's expanded deportation policy is being felt across the U.S.,” Feb. 22)
Farmers need laborers. People who hire nannies and housekeepers often turn a blind eye to their immigration status. The businesses that expect their buildings to be cleaned during the evening hours often hire individuals who live in the gray area.
Living in a democracy is a a privilege. Hopefully, citizens will realize that every vote can make a difference and that we need and deserve a government that can look at the big picture and find areas of agreement in the gray area of life. Both Democrats and Republicans must realize they represent everyone, not just the few who voted for them.
Lori Haythorn, Los Angeles
Note from KBJ: We had eight years of nuance. How did that work out for you, Lori? It's time we had a president who understands the differences between good and evil, lawful and lawless behavior, and executive and legislative authority. By the way, Lori, how many illegal aliens have you taken into your home?