Over at the "So What Would You Write About?" thread, we're having a lively discussion about what our Pointificators would like to see us blog about (and we appreciate all the responses!). LeeQuod offers this excellent thought:
"... [We] Pointificators would like subjects over which we disagree, but can express that disagreement while still being cordial. Posts that express a black-and-white opinion or point out someone in the public arena doing something foolish simply generate a lot of heat and little light. The really fascinating posts are those that provoke us to be better than we are by wrestling with a difficult issue where the answers are not blindingly obvious. Something beyond the day-to-day media blitz. I.e., suppose you discovered that your long-term yard maintenance person is in the country illegally with his entire family. Is it the Christian thing to do to turn them in, because we're to obey the laws of the land? Is it more Christian to put yourself in their shoes, and be merciful? Y'know - thorny issues like that."
I'm going to steal from LeeQuod and now ask your view of this particular "thorny issue": If you suspected your long-term yardman was here illegally, what would you do?