Apparently, Rep. Ilhan Omar’s dictionary is either missing or it’s worthless. Based on this article, it’s apparent that Rep. Omar’s dictionary isn’t used much. If I didn’t know better, I’d say that it’s used as often as her diplomatic capabilities.
According to the article, “Rep. Ilhan Omar, (D-MN), went on a rant against President Trump and his administration for calling illegal immigrants ‘aliens’ and ‘dehumanizing’ them. ‘No one is an ‘alien,’ she tweeted. ‘Dehumanizing immigrants and tearing apart families will not make us any stronger. It will only destroy lives, traumatize children, and make our country less safe,’ Omar also said.”
Dictionary.com’s definition of alien is “a resident of one country who was born in or owes allegiance to another country and has not acquired citizenship by naturalization in the country of residence (distinguished from citizen).” If Rep. Omar wants to throw an emotional hissy fit over the dictionary’s definition of a word, that’s her right, though it isn’t the action of a thoughtful person.
Accurately portraying people “who haven’t acquired citizenship” as people “who haven’t acquired citizenship” is simply being faithful to the English language. People who weren’t born in the US and who didn’t go through the naturalization process haven’t acquired citizenship. I get it that Rep. Omar doesn’t like that definition. That’s tough.
If she wants to strip this terminology out of immigration code, she’s free to write a bill that would eliminate that term from US immigration statutes. When her Democrat colleagues in swing districts join with Republicans in the House in defeating the legislation, I’ll ridicule Rep. Omar. She deserves it.
Thursday night, Newt Gingrich spoke about how insane today’s Democrats have become. I’ve seen tons of proof that says many of today’s Democrats are anti-American. Why would people think that today’s United States are racist and hate immigrants? What proof do these people have that verifies their paranoia? Seriously, watching Sen. Spartacus almost burst into tears about how awful today’s US is makes me want to regurgitate.
It’s difficult to imagine a congresscritter more anti-American than Ilhan Omar. That’s because it’s difficult to imagine a congresscritter who doesn’t defend the Constitution more than she does. When she got sworn in, she swore to uphold the Constitution. What proof do we have that Rep. Omar understands basic constitutional principles like federalism, separation of powers or the Bill of Rights?
Rep. Omar might understand those principles but I don’t know what I can’t prove. Right now, I can’t prove that Rep. Omar understands or agrees with the Bill of Rights. She might but she might not.
No one is an “alien.”
This is family separation on a massive scale.
Dehumanizing immigrants and tearing apart families will not make us any stronger. It will only destroy lives, traumatize children, and make our country less safe. https://t.co/a8q9YV3AGX