Syn Athēnāi kai kheira kinei - Gods help those who help themselves.
How about you citing a pressing need of the US to admit these diseased individuals to support your case. There's absolutely no reason the doors to the US be thrown open to everyone, so present the case of needs the commands us to accept these people.
The fact that people who aren't allowed into the US can't infect people in the US is irrefutable and sufficient to justify denying diseased people entrance.
Explain why we need to admit diseased individuals.
Stating that we need doctors, engineers, etc is insufficient, since our need isn't that great and such a claim ignores the fact that we can simply choose skilled persons who aren't infected.
"Teachers" aren't "academics". You would know this if you talked to them.
Lawyers aren't academics. You would know this if you were willing to admit the disservice they do to this country.
Since I've been to school, I'm perfectly aware of what the "university culture" is, and all real Americans despise that nonsense. People with no real world experience, ie, academics, should not be looked up to by people who's problems aren't what you would call "academic".
Then again, I was not an impressionable little child when I went to college, but a military service vet.
Last edited by Scarecrow Akhbar; 01-05-10 at 02:30 PM.