Clayton Cramer writes
How You Can Tell That A Liberal is the President of Your UniversityHe threatens retaliation against College Republicans because he didn`t like a flyer—and apparently fires employees for failing to engage in censorship:
Cramer is referring to this story:Kustra threatens College Republicans and may have terminated BSU staff member Boise State Arbiter Online
Which is about this flyer, in PDF, promoting a speech by Robert Vasquez.
The text of the story refers to "the controversial fliers promoting â€?Americaâ€™s Illegal Alien Invasionâ€?. "
Actually, the flyers were promoting a speech
about the illegal alien invasion, they were not promoting the invasion itself. For a speech promoting Americaâ€™s illegal alien invasion, you`d have to go not to the College Republicans, but to certain grown-up Republicans, say Karl Rove, or George W. Bush.
Look, the flyer was offensive in a playful way. I would not have put together such a flyer. (Even when I was the age of the College Republicans, I think I would laughed loudly and said, "We can`t do this.") Still, someone does need to remind Kustra that this pesky thing called the First Amendment doesn`t just apply to student groups with pictures of Che Guevara, and student presentations of plays like The Vagina Monologues. It even applies to Republicans!
But who`s offended? The flyer includes pictures of illegal ID, pictures of the famous "Aliens Crossing" highway sign,
a picture of Mr. Vasquez himself, the words Celebrate Cesar Chavez week,(Cesar Chavez
was strong supporter of immigration enforcement
) and this contest suggestion:
Win dinner for two at a local Mexican Restaurant! Climb through the hole in the fence and enter your false ID documents into the food stamp drawing!
You may not want to say "I don`t care who you are, that`s funny right there"
like Larry the Cable Guy, but you can`t help noticing that it`s not about stereotyping Hispanic-Americans, it`s about stereotyping illegals.
The only people who should be offended are illegal immigrants, and those who support illegal immigration. And who cares if they get offended? It`s like asking us not to offend bank robbers.