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This is very much in keeping with the usual Leftist fantasy that changing the word for a thing changes both the underlying reality and people's attitude towards it. In fact, the new term rapidly acquires all the associations of the old. Already, I am not the only one to use "undocumented" derisively, for instance

Arizona's Supreme Court Justice has agreed to enforce the Hispanic Bar Association's demands of banning the terms "illegal" and "aliens" in all of the state's courtrooms. Claiming that the terms are inflammatory, the president of Arizona's Hispanic Bar Association, (known as Los Abogados) has asked state Supreme Court Chief Justice Ruth McGregor to stop using them at trials or hearings because they create perceptions of judicial bias.

"The Webster's dictionary defines the adjective "alien" as "belonging or relating to another person, place, or thing" and the noun "differing in nature or character typically to the point of incompatibility". This is exactly what is intended. The denial of using this language is itself prejudicial. This goes to the core of the debate. They are "alien" and "different". "Illegal" is also not allowed"​
In a strongly worded letter to the chief justice, Los Abogados' president says attaching an illegal status to a person establishes a brand of contemptibility, creates the appearance of anti-immigrant prejudice and tarnishes the image of courts as a place where disputes may be fairly resolved.

It further points out that no human being is illegal and that a national Hispanic journalism association has roundly criticized the reference for dehumanizing a segment of the population. The letter goes on to criticize the state's High Court for using the term "illegals" in at least two opinions and the term "illegal aliens" in dozens of others.

It concludes with a list of acceptable and unacceptable terms relating to illegal immigration. Among those the group wants banned are; immigration crisis, immigration epidemic, open borders advocates, anchor babies and invaders. Among the acceptable terms are foreign nationals, unauthorized workers and human rights advocates.

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Words are very powerful. I do not believe it is banning free speech to ban a derogatory word. Maybe a new word will fill its place with the same negative connotation, but by showing others that dehumanizing others will not be tolerated, everyone prospers.
 
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Words are very powerful. I do not believe it is banning free speech to ban a derogatory word. Maybe a new word will fill its place with the same negative connotation, but by showing others that dehumanizing others will not be tolerated, everyone prospers.
Are you shitting me?
 

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Lol, whatsa matta? Can't see another point-of-view?
Another point of view...are you high...calling an " illegal " illegal..is pretty accurate...your views are obviusly skewed by the fact that your head is up your ass....
 

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so.... you can't use "illegal alien"... so what should we say... "Non-authorized foreigner" ?

Is that like calling the garbage guy a "Sanitary Engineer" ?
 

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Words are very powerful. I do not believe it is banning free speech to ban a derogatory word. Maybe a new word will fill its place with the same negative connotation, but by showing others that dehumanizing others will not be tolerated, everyone prospers.
Checked the Obama box didn't ya? Bet you're a buckethead too....
 

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Perhaps a new term.....would "foreign aggressors" be too inflammatory? "Interlopers"? Perhaps an old term...I see "*******" is not on the list.:pinch:
 

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Just go to the tool box and get a different word. However it does suppress free speech . It should be up to the individual Judge's discretion, not a ruling the supreme court of AZ.
 

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So I guess drug dealers will have to be called...pharmecutical entrepeneurs
and pedophiles will be called..pediatric enthusiasts...
 

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Going along with Los Abogados line of thinking, even the word "defendant" could be perceived to have a negative connotation. Get real, daveh. I can respect a differing view, but illegal is illegal - period.
 

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Lol, whatsa matta? Can't see another point-of-view?
Sure...I'm just questioning your authority.
 
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