Thursday, September 08, 2016

Leftists Redefine 'Illegal'

Words mean things, which is why the Left is always trying to change those meanings. Marriage, gender, life, rights — you name it and they’ve got a redefinition. One of their favorites is bickering over what to call individuals who have immigrated illegally. For conservatives, the answer is fairly straightforward — they’re illegal immigrants (or aliens), sometimes illegals for short. To the Left, they’re “undocumented.”

Steve Cortes, a supporter of Donald Trump, appeared with Joy Reid on MSNBC Thursday, where he explained Trump’s immigration policy: “Number one, we have to secure our border. Number two, there can be no citizenship for illegals. You cannot reward criminality.” That was not acceptable to Reid, who fired back, “I’m going to stop you right there. You are Hispanic, Steve. Are you comfortable with that term, ‘illegals’? That is a pejorative to a lot of people. Why do you use that term?”

Simple. “Because words matter,” Cortes replied. “If you do something that is against the law, it’s illegal. If you go into a store and you shoplift, you’re not an undocumented holder of a good, you’re a thief. If you come to the United States against the immigration laws of the United States, you’re not undocumented, you’re illegal.”



Anonymous said...

If you come to the United States against the immigration laws of the United States, you’re not undocumented, you’re illegal.

That sounds right to me.

Anonymous said...

Spot on. He nailed it perfectly. Mind yo I am sure many socialist left lawyers don't agree with his definition of thieves, as accurate as it is. He is so right saying that words matter, that's why the left always try to obfuscate around them.

Bird of Paradise said...

He's right about this its just whining little liberal pansies want to be always whining about something

Anonymous said...

Ding, ding, ding!!!

Olaf Koenders said...

He's hit the nail on the head for sure and put that Marxist vote-sucking softy back in his cave.

I still have a problem with the term "legal" though, because even murder, genocide and war are perfectly okay providing they have the "legal" stamp on them.

The term "legal" refers almost exclusively to statute - a politician's wet dream that only applies to "persons" (corp-orations - Latin for the dead speaking, artificial), not living souls. "Lawful" applies only to living souls.

Everyone with a birth certificate has a "person", that's used by grabbermint to trick the living soul (you - the one with real arms and legs capable of producing a wet-ink signature) into their corporate game. It's the only way they can get you to "contract" with their "policies" (police - policy enforcers). It's your name - the Strawman.

I think this is another reason the Leftards want to refer to them as "undocumented", because they have no birth certificate and therefore, no "person" for grabbermint to string them along with and attach them to their corporate system.

Anonymous said...

The same type of socialist/leftist/progressives that call the invader of the USA undocumented want to allow people who have destroyed their identity documents asylum in Australia. These people are not asylum seekers when the cross half of the world to try and leech off our welfare system. If we need to change our welfare system to stop them then we should do so regardless of the opinions of the communist left and their cohorts.