Archive / February 6, 2013

An illegal ‘by any other name’

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Originally posted at American Thinker blog

Liberals love to rename things, and as the immigration debate intensifies the left is assisting Barack Obama in his battle to grant amnesty to illegals by portraying the word “illegal” as offensive. If all goes according to plan, if and when the word “illegal” accompanies the word “immigrant,” the hope is that the expression will get the same reaction as the “N” word.

Up on Capitol Hill, the consistently über-liberal and controversial John Conyers Jr. is the politician putting himself in charge of policing the word “illegal.”  Congressman Conyers is the 84-year-old 48-year Michigan congressman whom the Detroit News aptly coined “part showman, part junkyard dog, part evangelist.”

At the opening hearing of the new Congress, on the topic of immigration, Conyers, the second-longest-serving member of the House of Representatives and former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, cautioned those in attendance against calling illegal immigrants “illegal immigrants.”

In an attempt to rehabilitate lawlessness by renaming it, and speaking on behalf of the amnesty-minded, John said “I hope no one uses the term illegal immigrants here today. Our citizens are not – the people in this country are not illegal. They are out of status. They are new Americans that are immigrants.”

As a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus, John Conyers Jr. is a champion for those he perceives as the underdog. Conyers pushed for reparations for the descendants of slaves, prematurely called for Nixon’s impeachment over the Vietnam War, and censured Bush and Cheney for justifying the Iraqi invasion.

With a mindset that liberal, it would stand to reason that John would concur with immigrant-rights supporters who abhor the words “illegal” and “alien” because of the negative connotations associated with being exactly that – “illegal” and an “alien.”

According to John Conyers, instead of being labeled border-crashing intruders, individuals who unlawfully infiltrate a sovereign nation should be referred to with the usual type of gobbledygook liberals are known for.  The left’s tried-and-true strategy is to come up with words that romanticize wrongdoing in order to legitimize what Americans largely reject.

Renaming things and declaring certain words offensive is a ploy that has been wildly successful for liberals like John Conyers.  Murdering the unborn is called “choice,” stealing from hardworking Americans is “raising revenue,” and shooting a bullet through the heart of the Second Amendment is “school safety.”

If remediating the reputation of illegal immigrants is the goal, the Michigan congressman could ease America into it if he just begins referring to things like kidnapping as “babysitting” and car theft as “automobile reallocation.”

John Conyers is proving to be such a pro at agitating the status quo that during his wife Monica’s 2010 trial and subsequent conviction it must have been very difficult for the congressman to resist asking the judge to refer to bribery and conspiracy as something other than bribery and conspiracy.  Mrs. Conyers, the former president of the Detroit City Council, is now serving a 37-month sentence in federal prison after pleading guilty to – you guessed it – bribery and conspiracy.

Still, liberals like John Conyers have so skillfully managed to warp Americans’ thinking that otherwise perfectly sane people are actually convinced that 150 million guns can be tracked and registered, but the 11 million illegal aliens dwelling among us should be pardoned because they would be impossible to find.

In our public schools, what Conyers calls “new American” or “out of status” children are allowed to occupy seats unimpeded, but an American child playing with a toy gun on a school bus is expelled, or worse yet, thrown into a juvenile detention center.

In the end, as Barack Obama prepares to circumvent the law by granting amnesty to 11 million intruders, John Conyers is right there with him attempting to make what is illegitimate legitimate by calling illegal immigrants something other than what they are.  And not only is Conyers making it more criminal to oppose illegal immigration than it is to be an illegal immigrant, he’s also attempting to intimidate the Judiciary Committee into following suit.

Clearly, with the help of John Conyers, the groundwork is being laid to deal with impudent politicians who insist on using the “i” word, i.e. “illegal immigrant.” The left can then demand a public apology and issue a demand for the wrongdoer to step down, further convincing Americans to avoid voicing opposition to liberals’ nakedly self-serving proposals

‘Big Apple’ dispensing abortifacients like candy

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOriginally posted at Live Action News

As the USDA prepares to administer the final death knell to sugary school snacks and a 32-ounce soda is deemed more dangerous to a 16-year-old girl than having an IUD inserted into her uterus by a school staffer,  in the Big Apple, morning-after pills are being handed out like candy in public high schools.

Recently, Susan Edelman of the New York Post reported that under the Freedom of Information Act the newspaper had obtained records that revealed that Plan B, or the “morning after pill,” is one of many weapons being used in soda-Nazi Mayor Bloomberg and the New York City Department of Health Reproductive Health Project’s pro-choice arsenal.

The school “reproductive health” program, “CATCH — Connecting Adolescents to Comprehensive Health,” is the vehicle being used to wage a “citywide attack against the epidemic of teen pregnancy, which spurs many girls — most of them poor — to drop out of school.”

At the time the school initially informed parents of their intent to hand out birth control pills and miscarriage-inducing drugs, purportedly there was minimal parental disapproval. As a result, unless parents signed an opt-out form, NYC high school nurses were free to dispense goodies to their daughters from a large inventory of different types of birth control.

So, while Bloomberg was busy disparaging Big Gulps, “40 separate ‘school-based health centers’ doled out [to minors] 12,721 doses of Plan B in 2011-12,” which was a jump “up from 10,720 in 2010-11 and 5,039 in 2009-10.”

Although proponents of the morning-after pill claim that Plan B does not destroy life, Jeanne Monahan of the Family Research Group says that Plan B can causes a pharmaceutically-induced abortion. Monahan maintains, “It’s not a drug that prevents life; it’s a drug that destroys life. If we define life as beginning at fertilization or conception, then this drug can be an abortifacient.” `

As if the Plan B statistics aren’t harrowing enough, the report also stated:

Besides ‘emergency contraception,’ about 40 school-based clinics have dispensed prescriptions for birth-control pills, intrauterine devices (IUDs), hormone-delivering injections and Patch and NuvaRing — covering a total 93,569 monthly cycles through June 2012.

Handouts of birth-control packets rose from 6,027 in 2009-10 to 10,462 last year. Depo-Provera injections rose from 1,213 to 2,117. Staffers also insert plastic IUDs in the uterus, where they can remain for years.

Last year, thanks to the New York City-founded nonprofit prescription service NYCRx, in-school mini clinics received $390,861 worth of contraceptives.  In addition, the “city spent $2.7 million … this fiscal year [on the] school-based health centers [that] run under contract with local hospitals.”

So, sexually active adolescents without health insurance can all breathe a sigh of relief because in New York City, birth control is free!

After mentally processing the alarming statistics, Mona Davids, president of the NYC Parents Union and parent to a 14-year-old New York City high school student, claimed she was “in shock.”

What Ms. Davids doesn’t seem to grasp is that Mayor Bloomberg is deeply concerned about the future of New York City’s children – 40% of whom never make it out of the womb.

Of the 6,300 teens that got pregnant last year, fully half of those pregnancies were terminated.  Of the other half, 70% dropped out of school. Clearly, to pro-abortion/pro-education advocates like Michael Bloomberg, dropping out of school and accepting responsibility for your actions is a choice considered much worse than murdering an unborn child.

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Mona Davids, who happens to be black, also pointed out that most school-based health centers are located in low-income neighborhoods. An appalled Ms. Davids rightly observed: “This was population control on blacks and Latinos without our knowledge.”  Bingo!

Establishing mini abortion clinics on school property accomplish a whole range of goals. They undermine parental authority, overlook promiscuity and, if need be, provide birth control and abortion services to address the results of sexual activity in teens.  But, as Mona Davids so aptly observed, there is a more sinister goal afoot, one that carries out the work of Planned Parenthood founder/eugenicist Margaret Sanger who, in 1914, instituted in Harlem one of New York City’s first abortion clinics.

Davids accused the New York City mayor and his unpublicized program of “purposely [keeping] the public and parents in the dark with his agenda.” Then, the concerned mom posed a question that would be interesting to hear bi-lingual El Bloombito answer in both Spanish and English, which is: “What gives the mayor the right to decide, without adequate notice, to give our children drugs that will impact their bodies and their psyches?”

That’s an easy one.  Like most liberals, Michael Bloomberg falsely believes he has the right to usurp parental rights because he’s convinced he knows better about things like Pepsi being more detrimental to health and wellbeing than a child getting a drug without parental knowledge.

The Porn Star, Persian Dictator, and Pompous President

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Article posted at The Black Sphere

And although Mahmoud  Ahmadinejad did volunteer his services and does fit the description of a “larger animal,” unless he hitches a ride on Ali Baba’s magic carpet, tags along with Coco Brown or straps himself to a missile heading toward Israel, he will not be the next Iranian space traveler to venture forth where dictators and porn stars boldly dare to go.

 

 

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