This year, I have sat in awe as my sister has told me story after story of charged political statements furthering liberal agendas her teachers have made. Maybe one of the reasons I find this so appalling is because I was homeschooled, not dual enrolled like my sister, and didn’t have to face this garbage until I got to college, not in a totally state-funded K-12 school. Yet, I think the actual reason I find the statements disturbing is the blatant discrimination, lack of facts, and political advancement on the taxpayer’s dollar.
Earlier today, my sister texted me to let me know that in one of her HEALTH PROVIDER classes (not even a government class or anything of that brand), her teacher told the entire class that arresting illegal immigrants (of course, titled ‘undocumented’ by her teacher) is domestic terrorism, and that the United States is turning into Nazi Germany.
Since my sister isn’t allowed to address the idiocy of these statements, and since unfortunately, there are more teachers with this sort of flawed, rhetoric with no facts, we’ll address it here.
First of all, go look up Nazi Germany. Take some time to read about the horrors that happened there. Look at the differences between Trump’s Administration and the staff within Hitler’s, and the progress that led to Hitler having such a white-knuckle grip on Germany. I think once you take the time to look at these basic facts, you’ll apparently have much more knowledge than the teacher we’re discussing.
You’ll also quickly realize that comparing the United States today to Nazi Germany is GARBAGE.
However, the claim that removing illegal immigrants is a form of domestic terrorism should be discussed more thoroughly. I may just be in college, but I’ve taken the time to study the forms and history of terrorism (History of Terrorism class anyone?), and even without doing so, a couple of searches for definitions and examples would give all the information we need.
Although the definition becomes slightly altered as you travel between agencies, according to the ACLU, the US PATRIOT Act (Pub. L. No. 107-52) gave a definition of domestic terrorism.
“A person engages in domestic terrorism if they do an act “”dangerous to human life”” that is a violation of the criminal laws of a state or the United States, if the act appears to be intended to: (i) intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination or kidnapping. Additionally, the acts have to occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States and if they do not, may be regarded as international terrorism.”
So, for example, under this legislated definition, the group Black Lives Matter is a domestic terror group.
They have committed acts dangerous to human life that intimidate and coerce a civilian population, they’ve attempted to influence policy via intimidation and coercion, and they have been responsible for mass destruction, assassination, and kidnapping. They only have to fit one piece of the definition to qualify, and they fit all three.
In comparison, let’s look at the use of ICE to remove illegal immigrants. Illegal immigrants are not civilians, and their removal isn’t an attempt to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; it’s an attempt to follow the law of this land.
On the same note, enforcing immigration isn’t an attempt to influence policy by intimidation or coercion-it is an attempt to ENFORCE policies already in place, which this country has not done for far too long. In addition, there has been no mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping condoned by the United States’ government in order to enforce said immigration laws.
Therefore, legal removal of illegal immigrants is NOT domestic terrorism.
Words have meaning folks. I just have to stand and applaud this teacher for truly displaying the unintelligent idiocy that has become so common on the left. If you are illegally in this country, you must be removed.
That isn’t terrorism, nor a hate crime. It is called enforcing the law. It’s nice to finally join the ranks of countries all around the world that actually enforce their immigration laws.