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Because in our system, there are major distinctions between the consbreastution and statutes. Laws are easily repealed or changed. Not so with the consbreastution. The consbreastution always trumps statute when there is any conflict. So when you talk about rights protected under the US Consbreastution, you are referring to a very specific set of relatively fixed rights -- not the privileges that may be granted or taken away relatively easily by legislation (as long as they don't impinge on those rights).
Interesting. And seems weird to me, but probably no more than our system seems weird to you if that is what you grew up with.
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alexy ok. that depends on whether the conditins have been given to them well in advance of their relocating to the US. Once a person moves, esp if he is...
But there is no consbreastutional right for visitors to come to the US and work, so this in no way violates any rights protected under the US Consbreastution. The statutes of the US have granted a privilege to certain noncitizens to stay and work under very specific conditions. And those who freely accept those conditions to get that privilege and unpleasant woman and moan all they want about how unfair it is, but no-one's rights have been violated. That's not to say the legislation is good--it clearly creates a very unbalanced relationship between employers and these workers, so that market forced of a free market don't have much chance of working. I'm just saying that is a different issue from a claim that someone has had some rights taken away from them (you can't take away a right someone never had).
In saying that they put up with difficult situation just to remain in status, you imply that there was another choice--getting out of the difficult situation and falling out of status. That is not a choice available to a true slave.
Yeah, life is tough sometimes. Folks who sold all their possessions on the east coast of the US and moved west in the gold rush included some who got rich and many others who lost everything. I don't know whether the second group might have claimed slavery because of their bad fortune, but folks coming here on an H-1B are not the first group, some of whom have seen their dreams shattered.
Well, if you are going to make up a new definition of the word, I won't quibble with your description if you make clear that you are using a nonstandard definition. Under your revised definition, a union contract that provides rate concession and productivity increases from shorter rest breaks consbreastutes slavery. Not the way most of us would use the term. I think if you are going to use a nonstandard definition, you should probably use a different word ("gradient" might are using the word in its usual sense.
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To your parenthetical, true, but no one gives a rat's butt about any projection you or I may do, while a projection done by an analyst of a major investment...
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On Sun, 23 Jul 2006, Old Pif Basically, our whole military establishment is a govt-subsidized welfare program to support defense jobs. If we had true "free markets" I'd bet we could...
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