At the end of the article about the Iowa Interfaith Immigration Coalition there's this:
Following the news conference, held at the First Christian Church near Drake University in Des Moines, teams visited the offices of Democratic and Republican candidates, delivering copies of the petition... Most of the Democratic contenders were engaged in a debate sponsored by National Public Radio. One group, however, was able to visit with Sen. Barack Obama and members of his campaign staff. During that conversation, representatives of the Obama campaign pledged to stop using the term "illegal aliens" and to examine their literature and remove offensive language.
"Illegal alien" is the correct legal term and the alternatives such as "undocumented worker" are Orwellian doublespeak. And, needless to say, expunging "offensive language" is Orwellian as well. If he'd knuckle under to faux humanitarians who are trying to hide their support for illegal activity behind euphemisms and a selective reading of the Bible, how would he stand up to even tinpot tyrants from other countries?
Immigration2008a · Wed, 01/02/2008 - 21:19 · Importance: 1