|::::::::||Interesting op-ed in the weekend Wall Street Journal, Affirmative Blackmail, by David E. Bernstein (George Mason):
“According to its mission statement, a primary goal of the American Bar Association is to ‘promote respect for the law.’ In the interest of mandating racial preferences in admissions, however, the ABA is about to order law schools to do just the opposite — in fact, to violate the law — and is resorting to blackmail to achieve its end.
“Meeting in Chicago today, the ABA’s Council of the Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar will vote on new ‘equal opportunity and diversity’ standards. If they are approved, any law school that seeks to maintain or acquire ABA accreditation will be required to engage in racial preferences in hiring and admissions, regardless of any federal, state or local laws that prohibit of such policies…..
So, the association that defines the ethics practices of lawyers is telling the schools that train said lawyers that they are required to engage in racial preferences in admissions and hiring if they want to keep that “Approved by the ABA” sticker on their doors, even where such practice is illegal. I can’t wait to hear their explanation for this one.
Seems former VP and perennial sore loser Al Gore just can’t restrain himself from gleefully pointing out what an evil empire America is.
|::::::::||Former Vice President Al Gore told a mainly Saudi audience on Sunday that the U.S. government committed “terrible abuses” against Arabs after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, and that most Americans did not support such treatment.
Gore said Arabs had been “indiscriminately rounded up” and held in “unforgivable” conditions. The former vice president said the Bush administration was playing into Al Qaeda’s hands by routinely blocking Saudi visa applications.
Of course, Gore doesn’t bother telling us anything about those “terrible abuses” or point out when and where Arabs have been “indiscriminately rounded up” here. That’s immaterial to Gore’s “America’s To Blame&trade ” campaign. That would require that either of those things actually occurred, unless Gore considers denying visas to be “terrible abuses.” Pathetic.
A little while later he provides what some are calling details:
|::::::::||Gore told the largely Saudi audience, many of them educated at U.S. universities, that Arabs in the United States had been “indiscriminately rounded up, often on minor charges of overstaying a visa or not having a green card in proper order, and held in conditions that were just unforgivable.”
“Unfortunately there have been terrible abuses and it’s wrong,” Gore said. “I do want you to know that it does not represent the desires or wishes or feelings of the majority of the citizens of my country.”
So, it’s “indiscrimate” but only if you’re guilty of failing to abide by our immigrations and legal entry laws. Gore is apparently suggesting that we issue someone a visa that expires on a given date but that we never enforce it. Good plan for terrorist, Al, but not so good for the “majority of the citizens of [your] country.”
Every time some high-profile leftist gets out there and wildly exaggerates a situation, playing the “abuse” card, it hurts us. It hurts us because there are people in Saudi Arabia today who listened to Gore’s remarks – and those like him – and conclude that America really is engaging in a pattern of abuse against Saudi’s and Arabs in general. After all, a man who was their Vice President says so, and he would know right? And another citizen of a Muslim country decides America really is the enemy of humanity after all. He tells his friend who tells his brother who tells his sons and so on, and so on, and so on.
All because a man grown small out of his loss of stature can’t bear to be responsible for his words. Well, I’ve got a message to the Saudi’s: Al Gore does not speak for a majority of the citizens of our country. You want to know what the stance of the majority is? Listen to the people we elected, not the people we declined to.