From CNN…. at a Tennessee fiscal review committee meeting, State Rep. Curry Todd made the statement of the week
Todd asked a panel of prenatal health care officials if patients have to show proof of citizenship before getting state-funded help.
The official replied that unborn children automatically become American citizens after birth.
“There’s a technical guidance letter that states that, for covering the unborn child, we are not permitted to determine citizenship because the child, once born, is a U.S. citizen,” an official told him.
Todd then remarked: “They can go out there like rats and multiply, then.”
Wow! Of course, immigrant groups came unglued.
Todd later told the affiliate that he may have made a poor choice of words but he stood by the point he was trying to make.
“I am not going to try and be politically correct with everything I say,” Todd said. “If I offended them I am sorry. But the truth is the truth. A spade is a spade.”
That refreshing, a lawmaker telling like it is. This is what the people, or at least me, what to hear, not so much as calling people rats, rather saying ?This is wrong, and has to change?.
Being politically correct has taken over so much of what we say and do, that some of us hardly know what?s right any more, no wonder our kids are confused. They are no longer ?illegal immigrants? they are ?undocumented workers? somehow by changing their title, they have no longer broken the law, even if they had to break it to get here. We no longer have ?Christmas? programs in our schools we have Winter Solstice Celebrations, so we don?t offend non-Christians.
What is so wrong about being offended? What better way to affect change then to have a group of people being offended? If legal immigrated Americans, don?t like being compared to rats, then maybe they will convince their illegal (that?s right, illegal) non-american, brethren to leave and come back the right way, or is it just easier to attack the person speaking the truth?