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Dick Durbin, Chief of the Language Police

Chicago Daily Observer 7 February 2018 One Comment

“When it came to the issue of, quote, ‘chain migration,’ I said to the president, do you realize how painful that term is to so many people?” Durbin said. “African-Americans believe they migrated to America in chains and when you talk about chain migration, it hurts them personally.”


Durbin’s claim was of course ludicrous on its face: “Chain migration” is a metaphor, conjuring an image of each member of a family as a link in a chain, and has nothing to do with slavery. (Something he apparently knew back in 2010, when Durbin used the term on the Senate floor.) “Chain migration” no more refers to slavery than do “chain restaurants” or “supply chains.”

Read more in the Weekly Standard

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  • Terry P. said:

    In the spirit of George Orwell’s “1984,” Dick Durbin hereby warns you that if you say anything he doesn’t like or agree with, you are “Doubleplusungood.” Watch out, all you “thought criminals,” or Dickie just might arrange to have you shipped off to the “Ministry of Love,” to teach you a lesson!

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