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Monday, April 10, 2006

Humpty Dumptification of the issues.

The endless blather about "immigration" continues apace.
The issue is not pro-or-con immigration.
It is illegal immigration.
One who does an illegal thing is de facto criminal.
Not to mention de jure.

""When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less."

That is one of my favorite Lewis Carroll quotes.
It is also a major tactic in the verbal warfare from the wreckers of our Republic.
It is a great Weariness to me. Language is exceeding precious to me.
The English language, for all its quirks, towers in its grandeur and utility.

People, practise what I preach. Use the language clearly and correctly, and insist upon it from those who claim to inform us.

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