Twitter is once again gaining the national spotlight for being ridiculously left-wing in the application of their rules, after they rejected a group’s ad for “hateful content” after they spotted the phrase “illegal alien” in the copy.
Which is strange because that’s actually what folks who cross the border without our legal permission are. Aliens. Who are here illegally. They aren’t “undocumented immigrants.” The term alien literally means “belonging to a foreign nation or country.”
“Yesterday, Twitter rejected four Center for Immigration Studies tweets for use in the Center’s Twitter Ads campaign, alleging hateful content,” CIS wrote in a statement on its website on Wednesday. “All four tweets use the statutory phrases ‘illegal alien’ or ‘criminal alien,’ and all of the tweets referenced law enforcement, either at the border or in the interior.”
Twitter’s only response to an inquiry about why promotion of the tweets was rejected: “We’ve reviewed your tweets and confirmed that it is ineligible to participate in the Twitter Ads program at this time based on our Hateful Content policy. Violating content includes, but is not limited to, that which is hate speech or advocacy against a protected group.”take our poll - story continues below
Fox News reported that “the tweet in question featured a video from a political news site. The video of ‘illegal aliens pouring across the border,’ CIS argued, ‘reminds us why we need a wall,’ ” Fox wrote.
But CIS said the term “illegal alien” is correct and “has been used in both federal law and by the Supreme Court.”
1/ Twitter is not allowing us to promote any tweets including the phrase "illegal alien(s)", citing it as Hateful Content. However, the phrase "illegal aliens" has been used in both federal law and by the Supreme Court.
— Center for Immigration Studies (@CIS_org) September 11, 2018
Hans von Spakovsky, a legal fellow with the Heritage Foundation, recently stated that the term “illegal alien” is actually a very precise term in law. Here’s a small bit of commentary he wrote on the subject:
‘Alien’—rather than ‘immigrant’—is the correct legal term, since ‘alien’ is defined in 8 U.S.C. §1101 (a)(3) as ‘any person not a citizen or national of the United States.’
Precision in the law is a vital principle, since the exact words used in statutes, regulations, contracts, guidance documents, and policy statements can significantly affect how they are applied and interpreted.
This is the kind of insanity that rolls out of a culture obsessed with political correctness and desperate not to hurt anyone’s feelings. The phrase is not derogatory. It’s the correct term and it’s important to call things by their proper labels, because when you stop doing that, especially to appear more “tolerant” you change the definition of important terms.
When these definitions change, which is exactly what liberals want, previously unacceptable behaviors and ideas suddenly get welcomed into the mix.
Source: Daily Wire
Harrowing Tale of Week-Long Bear Attack is a Hoax, Say Investigators
Well this is embarrassing.
It was only a few days ago that the world became familiar with a truly stupendous tale out of America’s last frontier. A man, stranded at a remote cabin in the Alaskan bush, was being haunted and hunted every night by a vicious bear, after being mauled ever so slightly on his first day on site. His rescuers arrived after a week of these nightly attacks, and only after the stranded man was able to create a plea for help large enough to be seen by the air. The only issue with the story is that the whole thing appears to be made up, at least according to local researchers. While the story went viral worldwide and more details came to light about the incident, some community members began to express concerns and doubt about the veracity of the tale. The cabin [Richard] Jessee took refuge in, as it turns out, was not his. It belonged to a fellow miner, though Jessee’s cabin sat only a few yards away. “We went out there to the cabin, but we couldn’t find a bear track within 500 feet of the place, but it should have been all torn up, according to his story,” said one anonymous source known to the Nugget. “There’s no hair, no tracks, no scat, nothing.” And also… The Coast Guard crew delivered him to an ambulance in Nome, which took him to Norton Sound Health Regional hospital. “We were told to get a man who had been mauled by a bear,” said Jim West Jr., the Nome Volunteer Fire and Ambulance chief. “He walked off the helicopter and walked into the ambulance. He had no animal bites and wasn’t bleeding.” Local police do admit that the area is known for its bear population, however, and the traumatized Jessee is…
USPS Delivers Defiant Message to White House Regarding Vaccine Mandate
This is a slap in the face to the Biden administration.
According to the Biden administration, trouble is coming, and it will arrive in the form of another prolonged economic downturn and possible lockdowns, if we don’t somehow get this “delta” variant of COVID-19 under control. The issue, according to many medical experts, is that this mutated version of the primary coronavirus pandemic strain, is spreading too rapidly among the unvaccinated, and without a significant number of Americans suddenly deciding to get inoculated in the near future, we may not reach “herd immunity” for months. Now, in an effort to speed up the stagnating vaccination rate, President Joe Biden is set to announce that all federal workers should be vaccinated, or face a grueling COVID testing protocol that was intentionally designed to be uncomfortable. The United States Postal Service isn’t taking the news lying down, however. The influential American Postal Workers Union on Wednesday said, at this point, it opposes a coronavirus vaccine mandate from the Biden administration but encouraged workers to voluntarily take the jabs. “While the APWU leadership continues to encourage postal workers to voluntarily get vaccinated, it is not the role of the federal government to mandate vaccinations for the employees we represent,” the union said in a statement obtained by Fox News. The union did not immediately respond to an after-hours email from Fox News. The union said in the statement that the safety of its workers is “of paramount importance” but “at this time the APWU opposes the mandating of COVID-19 vaccinations.” The Biden administration’s mandate will not be 100% iron clad according to sources familiar with the matter, but, rather, would be an incredibly strong suggestion with some terribly annoying hoops to jump through to abstain.
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