David Hill 
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Re: “Meeting With the Secretary

It's absurd and typical of government officials that they could regard saving lives on federal land as a "special use" that you have to get a permit for.

Posted by David Hill on 08/07/2009 at 8:34 AM

Re: “Mailbag

Insane comparison, eh? It's insane to compare (even in passing) Nazi Germany's "labor camps" for Jews and others with Leo Banks's proposal to extract forced labor from detained migrants in the desert--which some Border Patrol agents, according to Banks, are already doing?

Virtually every detainee in the desert is medically compromised in some way. Many are hospitalizable. Instead of removing them immediately from the hot sun that's been slowly killing them for days or weeks, Banks and some BP agents want to "put them to work" under that same sun? It's insane to compare that with the Nazi attitude to the undesirables of Germany?

Yes, insane. The Banks policy can surely be tempered with mercy. We know how watchful the Border Patrol is about unmet medical needs in its detention centers. It can exercise the same care in granting humanitarian exceptions to the Banks policy.

Yes, insane. The Nazi Party's real goal, after all, was to spill as much Jewish blood as possible, not the comparatively modest goal of cleansing Germany and Europe of the "foreign" and "harmful" element of its population. They never obfuscated their hatred by rendering their victims illegal and all their actions criminal by definition. And they never indulged in sick cynical talk about the salutary effects of "Arbeit" (work).

Posted by David Hill on 04/18/2009 at 5:21 PM

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