Ok, class… How many ways can you say 'illegal'?
Arizona’s new law which aims to crack down on illegal aliens is set to take effect in just a few days. Ahead of the July 29 implementation date, lawsuits are flying, and the media are trying everything they can to draw attention to this “controversial” law. The problem is that it’s not controversial. It’s straightforward, inline with federal law, and is supported by vast majority of Arizona residents. That, of course, doesn’t stop liberals from trying to make controversy where controversy doesn’t exist.
It’s amazing what so-called journalists will do to either stir things up in their favor or tone things down in order to draw sympathy for their cause. Take this Reuters story as an example: Migrants sell up, flee Arizona ahead of crackdown. In it, we can see that it becomes a challenge for the writer to see how many different ways he can describe a person in this country illegally without actually using the word “illegal.”
The author does start off by using the phrase “illegal immigrant” at first, but even that term is misleading. If people have no intention of learning the American culture and adopting the American way of life, are they really “immigrants”? The law is described as “the toughest imposed by any U.S. state” as the reporter talks about “undocumented day laborers, landscapers, house cleaners, and chambermaids.” Chambermaids? Anyway… next we come to the phrase “unauthorized migrants,” which is a new one for me. Finally, the reporter throws in “undocumented migrants” for good measure. I guess he thought that combining his other descriptions into a new one might get the point across even more.
The entire report is completely bogus and is geared to steer the reader in a particular direction rather than simply reporting the facts. Remember when they were supposed to do that? The story deals with the premise that illegal aliens are fleeing Arizona ahead of the law, so the writer focuses on an area of Phoenix that is having “dozens of impromptu yard sales in Latino neighborhoods.” Hello! I think my mom has a yard or garage sale every single month. It doesn’t mean she’s going anywhere.
The writer’s effort to make the case that Hispanics are fleeing the state is accompanied by the admission that there “are no figures for the number who have left since the new law passed in April.” There’s much more in the story to point to a liberal bias. Please dive in and see for yourself.
Why do liberal writers put such a spin on the illegal alien issue? Because they are foaming at the mouth at the opportunity to have so many new Democrat voters. That’s what this is all about. As noted in an AP story on GOPUSA, “Democrats long have had an advantage among Hispanics and maintained it even as George W. Bush chipped away at that support. Obama erased the GOP inroads during his 2008 campaign, winning 67 percent of their vote to 31 percent for Republican nominee John McCain.”
The political power of Hispanics now and in the future cannot be overstated. They are the nation’s fastest-growing minority group and the government projects they will account for 30 percent of the population by 2050, doubling in size from today.
With the first midterm congressional elections of Obama’s presidency in three months, the poll shows a whopping 50 percent of Hispanics citizens call themselves Democrats, while just 15 percent say they are Republicans.
Republicans do need to do a better job of reaching the Hispanic community, but they need to do it not by pandering but by simply explaining why the conservative philosophy works for ALL Americans. The Democrats are creating the biggest nanny state in the history of the world, and reporters are doing everything they can to help. It’s our job to show that a smaller government with less interference means more freedom and respect for the rule of law that guides American society. It’s not a hard concept.