Government overstep is the first step to oppression.
Government redefining language for a political purpose.
Government control of thought and speech.
Government gone wrong.
Government legislating what you can or can’t say is a step in the wrong direction.
New York is shamefully destroying your rights in the name of “protecting” others’ “rights.” It is playing politics and redefining language in order to make political point. They have been doing it for a long time and this is yet another step in the wrong direction.
“Illegal alien” is now illegal to say in the state.
This is all kinds of wrong because changing facts and definitions of words to suit your agenda is beyond absurd.
Legal = you followed the law.
Illegal = you didn’t follow the law.
Alien = relating, belonging, or owing allegiance to another country or government
So, by looking at the definitions that are agreed upon internationally and also defined by law in the same manner, you are an illegal alien if you are a foreign person who lives in a country without having official permission to live there.
There is no gray area there. You are either legal or illegal.
Even if you entered the US by following the law, but stayed beyond the time set by law upon your arrival, you are illegal. There also is no gray area here.
The government has become the oppressor.
The government has overstepped its design and usefulness when it takes such actions.
…When…it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, …to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. … But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. …
– Declaration of Independence, 1776
As we see governments overstepping their bounds and interfering in the daily lives of every day citizens (at the literal and figurative expense of citizens for non-citizens), then the words of the document become more and more relevant.
History has a way of repeating itself.