According to a coalition of Hispanic activists, President Obama should consider pushing another one of his infamous executive orders onto the American public. And if he agrees to honor their request, he’ll probably do so without much pushback. Not because Republicans would support it, but because this is one of the most trivially insignificant “social justice” causes since manspreading.
At issue? The color of the uniforms worn by National Park Service Rangers. In a press conference last Thursday, Maite Arce of the Hispanic Access Foundation said, “It’s such a shame that something as simple as the uniform and its similarity to the Border Patrol’s uniform – in the coloring – could be very threatening to certain segments of the Latino population. So a discussion about that is going to be really tough.”
You can say that again. In fact, does anyone want to discuss it at all? Or is this just another in a long line of manufactured causes that liberals use to get donations rolling in? You be the judge. In their letter to President Obama, the coalition outlines what the Park Service should do to be more inclusive:
Assess the cultural implications of existing agency uniforms, offices, signage, and other facilities. For example, the Park Service law-enforcement vehicles look like those used by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and uniforms have law enforcement connotations, both of which present a significant impediment to engaging all Americans.
So let’s break down what they’re actually saying. According to them, our national parks are unwelcoming to some Hispanics because…there are “law enforcement connotations” in the coloring of the uniforms? Are you kidding? How can someone say this out loud without being laughed out of the country?
It’s just unbelievable when you really stop to think about it. The media treats anyone sticking up for the rights of illegal immigrants like a hero and anyone who opposes them as a racist bigot. How did we get to the point where simply pointing out the obvious – they are here illegally and they shouldn’t be – is nearly akin to hate speech? How did we get to the point where we wring our hands about how non-citizens will react to the color of our Park Ranger uniforms?
There is compassion and then there is insanity. We crossed the line as a nation quite a long time ago. It’s time to start making up some ground.