May 2, 2007, - 11:26 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Remember how I told you about the deceptively-named Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) new definition of “hate group”?
The SPLC–the most well-endowed (over $100 million in assets and cash on hand) liberal activist group (even more than the ACLU)–decided that those of us for stronger enforcement of immigration laws are haters, and therefore, groups dedicated to that are “hate groups” committing “hate crimes” by their very speech.
Now, the SPLC has taken their absurd definition of “hate groups” a step further. The Detroit Free Press reports that the SPLC labelled the Michigan State University chapter of the Young Americans for Freedom (MSU-YAF) as a hate group. The group is now listed on SPLC’s web site under “general hate”.
So what did MSU-YAF do that is so “hateful”? Well, it has expressed views against illegal immigration, gay rights, and affirmative action. Um, those are the views of at least half–if not the majority–of Americans. And–horror of horrors!–the group sponsored “Catch an Illegal Immigrant” day. Yup, that’s hateful to want our government to enforce immigration law and tighten the borders.
And gay groups are upset that YAF-MSU brought Minutemen founder Chris Simcox to speak on campus. The nerve.
To those of you who still believe the phony TV movies about SPLC and its founder Morris Dees, here’s a clue: SPLC is not about combatting racism and the Klan, anymore. The SPLC is about silencing YOU.
And the Michigan Democratic Party seized on this carefully crafted and phony “distinction” bestowed by the SPLC upon YAF-MSU. Yup, the Democrats and the SPLC work hand-in-hand to stifle debate by labelling all those who disagree as “haters” and “hate groups.”
First, the SPLC lawyers seized a ranch in Arizona from strong border advocates and gave it to illegal aliens. Now, they’re labelling conservatives as “hate groups.”
Your turn is coming soon.
To refresh your memory, here’s the SPLC’s “creative” new definition of a “hate group”:
The law center defines a hate group as on that singles out and promotes hatred of another group, based on . . . immigration status.
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