Is it Amnesty? Yes. It is.

J.J. Jackson | May 25, 2007 

There are some Chomsky-esque, center-right leaning wordsmiths out there too. Believe it. Particularly when it comes to the latest attempt at giving amnesty (and the Senate bill IS Amnesty). And I can prove it by simply using the words as they are defined.

Let’s begin:

Amnesty: “the act of an authority (as a government) by which pardon is granted to a large group of individuals” (source: Websters)

Ok, what does “pardon” mean?

Pardon: “1 : INDULGENCE 1
2 : the excusing of an offense without exacting a penalty
3 a : a release from the legal penalties of an offense b : an official warrant of remission of penalty
4 : excuse or forgiveness for a fault, offense, or discourtesy (source: Websters)

Ok, so that makes the definition of amnesty “the act of an authority (as a government) by which indulgence is granted to a large group of individuals.”Ok, what is an “indulgence”?

Indulgence: “1 : remission of part or all of the temporal and especially purgatorial punishment that according to Roman Catholicism is due for sins whose eternal punishment has been remitted and whose guilt has been pardoned (as through the sacrament of reconciliation)
2 : the act of indulging : the state of being indulgent
3 a : an indulgent act b : an extension of time for payment or performance granted as a favor
4 a : the act of indulging in something; especially : SELF-INDULGENCE b : something indulged in ” (source: Websers)

Also, to “indulge” means “to treat with excessive leniency, generosity, or consideration”

So an “indulgence” is an “excuse” or “way out” (synonym: lenient).  So “indulgence” is basically when “part or all of the punishment has been remitted” giving us amnesty defined as: “the act of an authority (as a government) by which part or all of the punishment has been remitted to a large group of individuals.”

Notice that an indulgence is when “part” OR “all” of the punishment is remitted. The important word here is “part”.

This is a fairly simple skill that we all learned in grade school; that the definition or one word can be inserted into the definition of another word defined by using it. And it clearly defines the act of rewriting the current laws for which certain punishments are due to change that punishment as indeed being AMNESTY.

So sorry.

The fact is the current law has penalties and this Senate bill serves the purpose of granting illegal aliens amnesty from those penalties.

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2 Responses to “Is it Amnesty? Yes. It is.”

  1. Red Tornado on May 25th, 2007 7:01 pm

    Great work making it so simple even a caveman can understand it.

  2. TriggerMama on May 31st, 2007 6:13 am

    Excellent and PERFECTLY sound reasoning. Too bad too many people are clearly unsound in their desire to have something that they so desperately want.

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