Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Literacy Tests Needed for Florida Legislators

From Florida's News-Press, via Drudge:

A state legislator whose district is home to thousands of Caribbean immigrants wants to ban the term "illegal alien" from the state's official documents.

"I personally find the word 'alien' offensive when applied to individuals, especially to children," said Sen. Frederica Wilson, D-Miami. "An alien to me is someone from out of space."

The first definition of "alien" in my handy Webster's dictionary: "a foreigner".

Perhaps Sen. Wilson thinks she has many space alien supporters and doesn't want to be confused?

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