An illegal 'by any other name'

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...(Read Full Post)

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