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An Imaginary Debate Between Trump's Immigration Supporters and Opponents, Using Great Poetry From the Past. Roger Algase

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Amid conflicting reports that Trump may or may not be making a deal with the Democrats to adopt a more humanitarian approach toward the DREAMERS, there could be two ways of looking at his immigration policies, using lines from famous poets of the past.

The first would be a view expressed by many of Trump's immigration supporters, in the words of the great late 19th and early 20th century Austrian poet, Ranier Maria Rilke:

Ich kann nicht glauben dass er Unrecht tue,

Doch hoere ich viel boeses von ihm sprechen.

("I cannot believe that he would do wrong,

Though I have heard much evil talk about him.")

In opposition, Trump's detractors could well quote the line of the famous 1st Century B.C. Roman poet Lucretius, who wrote:

tantum religio potuit suadere malorum

"False ideology was able to cause such great evil."


The great 18th century philosopher Voltaire wrote that the above line of Lucretius would last as long as the human race itself.

One might hope from Trump's recently reported discussions with Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) that the anti-immigrant policies he has been pursuing to date since taking office as president will not last as Voltaire predicted for the great Roman poet's immortal line!

Roger Algase
Attorney at Law
algaselex@gmail.com



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Updated 09-14-2017 at 12:03 PM by ImmigrationLawBlogs

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