Spoken Like a True Politician

Posted: February 20, 2014 in Articles
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The thing about most politicians is that no one knows what the heck they are saying. Their speech is so garbled and so full of lies that it is difficult to decipher their meaning.

For example, let’s take this quote by DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson. He says, “It is also, frankly, in my judgement, a matter of who we are as Americans to offer the opportunity to those who want to become citizens, who’ve earned the right to become citizens, who are present in this country — many of whom came here as children — to have the opportunity that we all have to try to become American citizens.” This quote is taken from a speech Johnson gave at the United States Conference of Mayors on January 24, 2014. In the same speech, he said that one of the missions of the DHS is to enforce immigration laws and that he wanted to see America undergo “comprehensive, common sense, immigration reform.”

“It is….a matter of who we are as Americans to offer the opportunity to those who want to become citizens…” – okay, so far, so good.

“…who’ve earned the right to become citizens…”  He must be talking about the people who have applied for citizenship and have been waiting patiently for the big day to arrive.

“…who are present in this country — many of whom came here as children…” hmmmm. Something’s funny here.

“…to have the opportunity that we all have to become American citizens.” What? Say that again?

So, Johnson is basically saying that illegal immigrants should be citizens because we are citizens, and that as the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, he is going to support changing immigration laws that will help illegals become citizens.

At least, this is what one could interpret his quotes to mean. It is more than a little hard to tell exactly what he is saying because a lot of his words do not really carry a definite meaning. They sound nice, but they actually do not speak a clear message. For example, what exactly does “comprehensive, common sense, immigration reform” mean? If he means that he wants to make illegals citizens, he should just say that.

In the end, Johnson spoke like a true politician. His speech had lies in it and he avoided conveying a clear message. Remember that Johnson said one of the chief missions of the DHS was to enforce immigration laws? If the DHS actually focused on enforcing immigration laws, they would close and secure America’s borders and illegal immigrants would stop pouring in over the border.

However, when Johnson said the words, “enforcing our nation’s immigration laws”, he probably meant the exact opposite. That’s one problem with politicians. When they give speeches, you can never tell what they mean. Their words tend to lead you in circles and confuse you. But come to think of it, that is done on purpose. If they clearly stated what their agendas were, certain politicians would probably not be in office right now.

by Dink

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