Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Give Me the Magic Word

TALLAHASSEE -- A state legislator whose district is home to thousands of Caribbean immigrants wants to ban the term "illegal alien" from the state's official documents.


"I personally find the word 'alien' offensive when applied to individuals, especially to children," said Sen. Frederica Wilson, D-Miami. "An alien to me is someone from out of space."

Ah, yes the classic liberal standby. Let us institute the principles of Orwellian Newspeak, for the children.

She has introduced a bill providing that: "A state agency or official may not use the term 'illegal alien' in an official document of the state." There would be no penalty for using the words.

So, the bill would have the same effect as our laws protecting our borders. It will be ignored outright by some, and adopted by the new illiteratti.

In Miami-Dade County, Wilson said, "we don't say 'alien,' we say 'immigrant.'"

Because in Miami-Dade County, you are a collection of idiots.

Merriam Webster:

alien:

2 : a foreign-born resident who has not been naturalized and is still a subject or citizen of a foreign country; broadly : a foreign-born citizen


Gee, it does not say anything about outer space here.; although the whereabouts of Frederica's brain might fit that geographical description. What is not to like? What is it about these criminal alien invaders that doesn't fit the definition above? The only time a child is going to bawl his eyes out, when he is labeled thus, is if I print it out and staple it to their forehead. Hmmm.

She said she encountered the situation when trying to pass a bill allowing children of foreigners to get in-state tuition at colleges and universities. Wilson, who directs a dropout prevention and education program in Miami, said she politely asks witnesses at public hearings on such issues not to use the term.

To which they held up the three longest fingers on their hands and told her to read between the lines. It's a perfect reply. Everyone with a brain gets it and laughs, while the target sits there with a puzzling look on her face.

"There are students in our schools whose parents are trying to become citizens and we shouldn't label them," she said. "They are immigrants, through no fault of their own, not aliens."

Huh? So they aren't aliens through no fault of their own? Rewind to the definition above.

Wilson said the first word isn't as bad as the second.
"'Illegal,' I can live with, but I like 'undocumented' better," she said.

I really want to know what word she definitely can't live with, so that I can be one of many, working hard to hasten her mortal departure.

Asked if her bill (SB 2154) might run afoul of Gov. Charlie Crist's "plain speaking" mandate for government agencies, Wilson said, "I think getting rid of 'alien' would be plain speaking."
Right. 'immigrant' is far plainer than 'alien'. Insol said, "I think getting rid of criminal aliens would be plain common sense."


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7 comments:

Wyatt Earp said...

" . . . out of space."

I think her head is "out of space" for a brain.

Insolublog said...

Displaced by solid bone, fat or a combination thereof, I take it.

Dr. Phat Tony said...

How 'bout we just call them criminals and be done with it. How offensive can a word be to some one who probably doesn't speak the language?

RT said...

Taxpayer dependent?

Illegal freeloader?

The Conservative UAW Guy said...

The idiocy and social engineering tenets from the left that masquerade as righteousness and compassion are just mind-boggling.

Ssssteve said...

Ummmm Yeah, riiiiight! Lets not call anybody what they are it might hurt their feelings. Mr. pedofile you no longer shall be called that, how about "legal aged sex challenged" How about you Mr. rapist, what shall we call you now. "consenting sex challenged" Give me a break! Floridians have only themselves to blame for electing that idiot!!

Insolublog said...

DPT - Some of us are. But hey, we are just insensitive. Laws. Who needs those?

RT - Good. They could use a tad more salt.

CUG - So mind boggling, I am overwhelmed every day.

Ssssteve - They seem to like idiots. In MA they vote for them over and over and over...