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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-21-2008, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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Political correctness amuck

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State Rep. Douglas Bruce, who has a history of provoking controversy, made the comment during debate on a bill that would allow the state to help immigrant workers get temporary federal visas. The measure is intended to ease a shortage of farm workers in the state.

"I would like to have the opportunity to state at the microphone why I don't think we need 5,000 more illiterate peasants in Colorado," Bruce said.

"I looked up 'illiterate' in the dictionary and it means somebody who is lacking in formal education or is unable to read and write," he said. "I don't think these people who are planning to come over here and pick potatoes or peaches are likely to have much of a formal education. I looked up the word 'peasant.' The word 'peasant' means a person who works in agricultural fields.
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Technically correct.
I am thinking the other house members qualify as ignorant politicians. I looked up the word ignorant and it stated "caused by showing a lack of knowledge", you know like not understanding what the word illiterate or peasant means. Also politician is someone active or skilled in political affairs, skilled is a stretch but active is not, LOL.
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