Wednesday, April 11, 2007

"Illegal Alien"

So-o-o-o-o, Bill "No Spin" O'Reilly has been labeled a racist. He used the term "Illegal Alien" to describe a person who had entered this country without proper paperwork. The critic who identified O'Reilly as a racist insisted that his terminology should have been "Undocumented Immigrant".

This typifies what's wrong with this country. We are terrified that some comment will offend some group or other. So we try to candy-coat the unpleasant and distasteful, to make it easier to swallow.

I like the term "Illegal Alien". I don't want America to close its border with Mexico and Canada, but I want the people who enter this country to do so legally, by following the procedures for applying for a visa and by pursuing citizenship should they decide to stay.

I hope the "Undocumented Immigrants" are so incredibly offended that they go home. And they could apply to enter this country legally -- and be welcome here when they do.


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