Don't Trade Rights for Security

Written by Terry Mitchell

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What about North Korea? Could a few more "obsessive and overzealous" defenders of freedom have prevented that country becomingrepparttar communist threat torepparttar 125875 world that it is today? What about Nazi Germany? Could Hitler's rise to power have been nipped inrepparttar 125876 bud if his opponents had been a little more "obsessive and overzealous" instead of being so timid? Could we have used a few more "obsessive and overzealous" defenders of civil liberties in Germany when six million Jews were losing their lives? What if George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, andrepparttar 125877 other Founding Fathers would have just given in to England's demands instead of being so "obsessive and overzealous" about their freedom? And Patrick Henry? Surely he was an "obsessive and overzealous" person if there ever was one. Why he was even "obsessive and overzealous" enough to say "give me liberty or give me death" and really mean it! There are plenty of well-meaning but misguided and fearful individuals out there who are lobbying Congress to limit our First and Second Amendment, habeas corpus, and other rights even further. We must let our voices be heard orrepparttar 125878 voices of those people will berepparttar 125879 only ones they hear. It only takes a few minutes to make a difference. Of course, it doesn't take any time at all to sit back and let your rights completely erode. The choice is yours. "I would remind you that extremism in defense of liberty is no vice." -- Barry Goldwater, 1964

Terry Mitchell is a software engineer, freelance writer, and trivia buff from Hopewell, VA. He also serves as a political columnist for American Daily and operates his own website - - on which he posts commentaries on various subjects such as politics, technology, religion, health and well-being, personal finance, and sports. His commentaries offer a unique point of view that is not often found in mainstream media.

Banishing Immigration Newspeak

Written by G. Salientian

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Worse still, employers who play byrepparttar rules are easily underbid by their unscrupulous rivals, andrepparttar 125874 downward pressure on wages and safety intensifies. And this phenomenon is certain to worsen -- not lessen -- under any program which would legalizerepparttar 125875 process. Why? Because a "documented" worker is easier to deport, and will therefore be more likely to do "work Americans won't do" to avoid unemployment and ineligibility. A guest worker program will therefore simply institutionalizerepparttar 125876 current gray market for employees who will toleraterepparttar 125877 intolerable.

It's a tenuous doctrine, that American workers are so expensive that even American companies can't afford them, andrepparttar 125878 plan to extricate ourselves from this invented predicament by pinning our hopes onrepparttar 125879 newly legendary Mexican work ethic is flimsier still. And yet, there is some evidence that muddleheaded Americans are being persuaded byrepparttar 125880 hypnotic repetition of immigration Newspeak issuing fromrepparttar 125881 White House,repparttar 125882 Congress, andrepparttar 125883 major news media. A February 2004 Gallup Poll found that 46% of Americans support President Bush's plan to legalize Mexican nationals currently living here illegally, "as long as they hold jobs that no U.S. citizen wanted to do."

George Orwell famously observed that political speech is "designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind." What else can be said of a phrase such as "undocumented worker" which presupposes repparttar 125884 subject is working, and transmutesrepparttar 125885 violation of our borders into an apparent paperwork mixup? Will we now refer to a bank robbery as an "unauthorized withdrawal?" And what shall we callrepparttar 125886 children of undocumented workers? Undocumented students?

Orwell forewarned us more than fifty years ago that sloppy language begets foolish thinking -- and vice versa -- and it's as true today as ever. Purposely misleading expressions such as "work Americans won't do" are solid proof that big lies still fit neatly into short phrases.

It's time we banished them.

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