“And the good news is…"by John Alexander Madison
April 28, 2013
Back in 2009, the politically correct Washington bureaucrats declared that “enemy combatants” are to be called “unprivileged belligerents.” I hadn’t heard that one before but I still prefer “enemy combatants.” And for some time now “illegal aliens” are now to be called “undocumented workers.” The problem here, of course, is the assumption that they are actually working.
Adversity.net™ describes "illegal alien" as: a foreigner who (1) does not owe allegiance to our country (alien); and (2) who has violated our laws and customs in establishing residence in our country (illegal). He or she is therefore a criminal under applicable U.S. laws. The term "illegal alien" is used by U.S. citizens who believe that non-citizens entering our country must comply with our immigration laws. The term "illegal alien" is predicated upon U.S. immigration law which requires foreigners entering the U.S. to comply with our country's rules and laws regarding entry into, and residence within, our country.
So do you believe an illegal immigrant should be able to get a law license and practice law in the United States? In one California court case, the California Bar Association argued that an illegal immigrant applying for a law license should be allowed to receive it. Their case was based on the fact that the applicant had met the rules for admission, including passing the bar exam and the moral character review, and his lack of status in the United States should not automatically disqualify him. Pardon my asking but isn’t his being here illegally a reflection on his morality.
The Latin root for morality is moralitas meaning manner, character, proper behavior. It is the differentiation of intentions, decisions, and actions between those that are "good" (or right) and those that are "bad" (or wrong). The philosophy of morality is ethics or more precisely what is right versus what is wrong, per one definition found online. But if someone is in our country illegally it seems the California Bar is okay with that. Are they arguing that, other than being here illegally, this particular applicant may otherwise be of equal or higher moral character than some attorneys now practicing law in California? I’m just asking.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has declared it illegal for employers to discriminate against criminals because it has a "disproportionate" impact on minorities. Rejecting a job applicant due to a criminal history is discrimination, the EOC has declared, even though an employer may feel it against his better judgment to hire a criminal. One wonders why some believe political correctness has run amuck. Do you?
A recent statistic revealed that more than 75% of the babies born in the (former) All-American City of Detroit are born to unmarried women, yet it is considered politically incorrect to suggest there is anything wrong with that. You decide.
Then there is California Governor “Moonbeam” Brown who has signed a bill allowing large numbers of illegal immigrants to legally get California driver’s licenses. One wonders if this has anything to do with illegal immigrants needing a driver’s license to register to vote there.
Just two weeks ago, USC political science assistant professor Darry Sragow was trashing Republicans by telling students that Republicans are stupid and racist and losers (who are) trying to discourage minority and college age students. It should be noted that Sragow is not a PhD academic devoted to a life of scholarship. Rather, he is yet another political partisan who happens to be teaching a one year course at USC...so the university can say political science courses can be taught by practitioners rather than just academics. What’s the point? Does it matter who they are rather than what they are teaching…which is more left-wing indoctrination?
In reading the history of the “Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire” (Edward Gibbon) one learns why the Roman Empire failed in the 4th and 5th centuries. Quite simply it was the loss of civic virtue among the citizens. And as we all have heard before "Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it." (Edmund Burke 1729-1797).
Considering the atrocity of the terrorists attack at the Boston marathon two weeks ago and the U.S. Justice Department quickly reading Miranda Rights to surviving terrorist suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev...with blatant disregard for the need for further interrogation in the interest of public safety…the good news was at a minimum this month.
Add to that the President’s remark on April 17th that “it has been a pretty shameful day for Washington,” right after Congress voted down his gun legislation bill which would have infringed on the 2nd Amendment rights of all Americans. Your remark, Mr. President, seems shameful to me.
And if you didn’t hear, Denver, Colorado has just given new meaning to the nickname “Mile High City.” After the Democrat-controlled legislature decided “pot smoking was legal” (who are they kidding, our federal law clearly says it is illegal), riots broke out, gun shots were fired, and several people were wounded at a “smoke in rally.”
And finally, Chris Matthews of MSNBC (there’s a clue right there) recently suggested that it is "racist" for conservatives to use the word "Chicago." We are instructed, therefore, to refer to Chica_ _ as “the windy city on Lake Michigan, the 1909 birth place of the extreme liberal philosophy espoused by Saul Alinsky in “Rules for Radicals;” and home of Alinsky’s most fervent follower, Barry Soetero, aka Barrack Hussein Obama.”
It’s quite clear that government and political correctness has officially run amuck.
But if we stay true to our convictions, this too shall pass. That is the good news.