Last time I checked, something that broke the law was called illegal. It is, isn’t it? Robbery, arson, vandalism, and speeding are all illegal. So is crossing the border between the US and Mexico (or Canada!) without following the proper immigration procedures. Commit any of the former crimes and you get punished. Commit the last one and you get help from people like the folks at MoveOn.org, who just released a video proclaiming the phrase “illegal immigrant” to be a racial epithet. Watch for yourself:
Should we live in a country in which simple, factual speech is considered a hate crime? A country where you can go to prison for saying something that rubs politicians the wrong way? A country where the lunatic fringe on the left can tell you what is and isn’t “hateful” or “racially charged?” About a thousand people already signed a petition saying they think so already, and I’m sure more of them will jump onto the bandwagon as it becomes fashionable. An absurd tsunami of political correctness is about to drown the nation just before the election, people – grab your fins and snorkels!
The ironic thing about all this is that even President Obama refers to illegal immigrants as such. But, as you’ll notice in the movie clip, only conservatives are quoted as saying the “I-word.” MoveOn seems to be saying we should forget the fact that our current administration has had 3 and 1/2 years to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill, but has only sat on its hands to watch a flimsy recovery and a gargantuan debt become bigger and bigger problems – because the last thing we want to do is hurt someone’s feelings by calling them what they are.