Immigration Deform? Never Call Amnesty Anything But “Amnesty”!
The Bush Administration proposes giving Amnesty to
millions of illegal aliens, and also open the floodgates
to more immigration through a
“guest worker” program.
The Bushies are forced to do this. Their allies in
Big Business like
lower wages for Americans and therefore support
amnesty. But ordinary Americans overwhelmingly oppose
amnesty for illegal immigration. Anything labeled
amnesty has almost no chance to pass Congress.
By labeling amnesty as “immigration reform”,
the Bushies hope to muddy the waters.
The key for real immigration reformers to win is
language discipline—calling amnesty
Immigration reform writers must never fall into the
trap of calling the Bush
amnesty proposal anything but amnesty.
The only exception: sometimes, later in articles or
conversations, it may be acceptable to note briefly and
ridicule the fact that the Bushies call their
amnesty proposal “immigration reform.”
But only very briefly.
If ordinary people call this amnesty bill
“immigration reform,” it will pass and Big Business
will drive the
American standard of living downward.
It`s a simple as this: never call amnesty anything
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