Wednesday, February 28, 2007

"What Did You Call Me?"

Illegal immigrants and their advocates are upset by, uh, well...the English language, I guess. They object to laws and government documents that refer to "illegal aliens" as "illegal aliens." The fact that this is the proper legal designation for a non-resident in a nation without permission is irrelevant.

Leading the charge to ban the phrase is Florida state senator Frederica Wilson. "I personally find the word 'alien' offensive when applied to individuals, especially to children. An alien to me is someone from out of space."

I wonder what her phrase is for someone out of their minds?

How scary is it that this woman gets to help make laws...based on her limited vocabulary? Where is her law ordering dog breeders to drop the word "bitch" because it makes her think of her husband's ex-wife? Will she remove the phrase "handicapped" from parking legislation in deference to the differently-abled?

Meanwhile, these illegal alien/undocumented worker/alternately-citizened people are costing Florida millions of tax dollars, committing tax fraud and stealing American jobs.

What does Sen. Wilson plan to do about that? Nada.