Who To Offend
March 28, 2007, 07:18 PM
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Clayton Cramer writes

How You Can Tell That A Liberal is the President of Your University

He threatens retaliation against College Republicans because he didn`t like a flyer—and apparently fires employees for failing to engage in censorship:

Cramer is referring to this story:Kustra threatens College Republicans and may have terminated BSU staff member Boise State Arbiter Online,Jessica Christensen

Which is about this flyer, in PDF, promoting a speech by Robert Vasquez.

The text of the story refers to "the controversial fliers promoting �America’s Illegal Alien Invasion�. "

Actually, the flyers were promoting a speech about the illegal alien invasion, they were not promoting the invasion itself. For a speech promoting America’s illegal alien invasion, you`d have to go not to the College Republicans, but to certain grown-up Republicans, say Karl Rove, or George W. Bush.

Cramer writes

Look, the flyer was offensive in a playful way. I would not have put together such a flyer. (Even when I was the age of the College Republicans, I think I would laughed loudly and said, "We can`t do this.") Still, someone does need to remind Kustra that this pesky thing called the First Amendment doesn`t just apply to student groups with pictures of Che Guevara, and student presentations of plays like The Vagina Monologues. It even applies to Republicans!

But who`s offended? The flyer includes pictures of illegal ID, pictures of the famous "Aliens Crossing" highway sign, a picture of Mr. Vasquez himself, the words Celebrate Cesar Chavez week,(Cesar Chavez was strong supporter of immigration enforcement) and this contest suggestion:

Win dinner for two at a local Mexican Restaurant! Climb through the hole in the fence and enter your false ID documents into the food stamp drawing!

You may not want to say "I don`t care who you are, that`s funny right there" like Larry the Cable Guy, but you can`t help noticing that it`s not about stereotyping Hispanic-Americans, it`s about stereotyping illegals.

The only people who should be offended are illegal immigrants, and those who support illegal immigration. And who cares if they get offended? It`s like asking us not to offend bank robbers.