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Is the Term ‘Illegal
I’ve tended to notice more people using “undocumented,” “without papers,”
“noncitizens,” etc. Is it rude [or] racist to say “illegal”? I’m also curious to
know what exactly, or who exactly, these illegal immigrants–rights people
are fighting for. By the way, I think it is very offensive to compare the fight
for the rights of illegals to that of Blacks, who were already citizens. The law
states that race cannot be used to make stops. The police will not, and cannot, stop you on the street. But truly, the most ironic thing about this whole
issue is that with all of this talk about “rights,” there has been very little in
regards to responsibility.
Regarding rights, please refer to the Declaration of Independence. It states that rights come from the creator; governments are formed by people to administer the protection of these rights. Further, the rights are “unalienable” and o not belong exclusively to people with certain documents or within a boundary. These rights are for all people. Describing a human being as “illegal” should be offensive to any loyal American. It’s more offensive than spitting on someone. Further, there are an estimated 10 to 16 mil- lion undocumented people in this country. Do you think they’re here by mistake? They’re here because they were needed—and they were allowed to work here without restriction. Do you blame the undocumented, or do you blame the people responsible for the administration of our borders? In 2006, Newt Gingrich wrote an article for National Review that contained this sentence: “In 2004, there were zero (0) federal enforcement fines imposed on American employers who were break- ing the law by hiring people illegally.” What Newt ASK THE WHITE GUY RES
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