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Archive for December 11th, 2006

Terrorist Suspect in Rhode Island

Posted by Sal on December 11, 2006

For those who think that Illegal Immigration does not play into the War on Terror, a story posted by Michelle Malkin outlines a Rhode Island-based illegal immigrant who was involved in attempting to obtain a license to haul hazardous materials.  His behavior showed terrorist-like patterns, such as being more concerned with the hazardous materials than how to drive a tractor trailer (including declining to learn how to back up).  He was arrested and turned over to immigration officials. 

 While not all illegal immigrants are terrorists, and while all terrorists are not illegal immigrants, the current situation of open borders presents an easy way for terrorists to enter this country illegally.  Cases like this one in Smithfield, RI, underscore that fact.  Someone like this Mohammed Yusef Mullawala might not be in the country today if the borders were more secure.  While not the only component of the War on Terror, shoring up the borders is certainly an important one. 

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The Power of Language

Posted by Sal on December 11, 2006

In an ongoing crusade to redefine culture by changing the English language, the AP now apparently calls prostitutes “sex workers” in this story about a “sex worker” who stabbed a “client” who refused to wear a condom.  While the change in terms is seemingly ridiculous, the concept is much more dangerous than that.  Changes in language gradually effect people’s views.  By changing language, the Drive-By media is attempting to change the cultural view of prostitution.  “Sex Worker” is much more pleasant-sounding than “Prostitute”, “Hooker”, etc.    This is similar to the Drive-by Media’s refusal to call an illegal immigrant just that, but instead making up terms such as “undocumented workers”, “migrant workers”, etc, or the pro-Abortion crowd refusing to call themselves pro-abortion, but rather pro-choice (as if anyone in America is generally anti-choice, although some of us object to the brutal murder of unborn babies).  Words mean things.  The power of language must be understood, and conservatives must not accept the Drive-by media’s attempt to redefine the debate on issues by changing the terms. 

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