In America, there can be no beneficiaries to crime


You tell him that while he may choose to say that his father has “undocumented income,” most people would simply say that his Dad is a thief and that his money was obtained illegally.

You further share with your friend that people should not be rewarded for breaking the law.  You remind him that you learned this lesson in civics class together, that America is a nation that respects the rule of law and that this concept is one of our greatest strengths as a nation.

Reality check

Now, stop imagining and wake up. If you actually believe the young man should be able to keep the $20 million his father stole, then please read no further. We are wasting our time with you.

However, if you find it offensive that a man would steal $20 million dollars and are outraged that his child could somehow claim a right to that stolen money, please read on.

While you may be impressed with the father’s financial acumen and ability to both invest well, not get caught and take care of his family, yet you still believe what he did was wrong and that neither he nor his family can continue to benefit from a crime, then you are like most American’s who understand the difference between right and wrong.