Skip to comments.FOX Claims Penélope Cruz Will Bear “Anchor Baby,” Latino Republicans Protest
Posted on 12/15/2010 8:08:02 AM PST by Walter Scott Hudson
Our political discourse suffers from an impasse prohibiting genuine progress. That impasse is political correctness or, more accurately, cultural Marxism. It is the priority of emotion over reason. It is the assertion that, if someone is offended by an argument or the language used to articulate it, the argument is inherently incorrect. It is a retarding force upon intellect.
Political correctness is an effective force because most decent people do not want to offend and will make what seem to be reasonable concessions in order to maintain civility. There is also a tendency to confuse arguments based on emotion with arguments appealing to emotion. For instance, the argument against the Ground Zero Mosque appeals to the emotional impact its construction will have upon survivors of the Islamist attacks of September 11, 2001. That is not the argument's basis, however. If Imam Rauf's claim that he desires to build bridges between the West and Islam is correct, his insistence upon a course which agitates is illogical.
Political correctness is used like a sucker punch to unduly handicap one side of a debate. It is a tactic which emerged from the Critical Theory of the Frankfurt School in the early 20th century, with the objective of destroying our existing culture. We must therefore wonder why an ostensibly conservative organization would employ the tactic.
¡Somos Republicans!, a Hispanic group, has taken issue with Fox News Latino's use of the term "anchor baby" in a headline referencing actress Penélope Cruz. She and husband Javier Bardem are opting to deliver their son in the United States rather than in Spain.
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Wow. These groups really are going off the deep end. Why are the Hispanic groups getting involved in a Spaniard couples desire to have a baby in America. They both have lived in America for years and DEFINITELY pay huge taxes to the U.S. so it is not like they are living off the government having a baby. This is the dumbest story of the day. Perhaps they are pissed that they are married.
At least it will be an ATTRACTIVE anchor baby, and one that won’t need welfare benefits until it is 18 years old.
Oh, please! Get over it.
The term anchor baby is incorrectly used here. As Cruz is a US citizen, her baby would have US citizenship even if born outside the US. “Anchor baby” refers to the US born child of two illegals.
She’s an American citizen? That’s news to me.
Example: "MUCHO patriotismo, pero el bebe que sea YANQUI !!! Viva la doble moral! no se puede ser más hipócrita...pues que lo tengan en usa y no vuelvan más!"
Inaccurate. PC is only concerned with whether members of certain groups, the Designated Victim Groups (DVGs), are offended.
Offending members of Designated Oppressor Groups (DOGs) is a good thing.
I volunteer to assist.
!!! “welching entity”... So right. We have at least 20 million welching entities here already. I was being snarky. Please see my post about how Spain is taking this story. Oh, and I am glad to hear you wouldn’t kick her out of bed.
Oops, I was thinking of Salma Hayek. Cruz may not be a US citizen.
I’m curious about how many wealthy non-residents have babies here so they become automatic citizens. A year or two ago, Jinkee Pacquiao (Manny’s wife) came to the US from the Philippines while pregnant and then delivered the baby in LA. I don’t know of any other country that confers automatic citizenship by birth like we do.
They can always change the channel. The world is never going to be able to accommodate everybody at the same time.
I concur. Terrible actress, too. I've seen better acting skills displayed in high school drama class.
Hundreds of thousands. Until it was shamed out of it, the biggest hospital in Tucson, Arizona offered a “birth package” that it advertised widely all over Mexico. Birth tourism is a huge industry in the Far East. Turkey is in on the act. And now, apparently Europe is getting in on the act. We are being taken for suckers.
In either case, Penelope is NOT GUILTY.
Progressives can’t have to much cultural Marxism.
This is not an anchor baby. An anchor baby is what illegal aliens have in order to cement their ability to stay here and not be deported...due to the little bambino being an American citizen
Cruz and her husband are in no danger of being deported they have work visas and legal US residency
This is still an abuse of our outdated birthright laws from the 14th Amendment. This is called birth tourism and Asians have been doing this for years. Not that I like any of this
Just don’t flip a coin with the expectant father.
however the immigration reform law of 1996 did away with the anchor babies. Custody follows the PARENTS not the other way around.
When the illegal alien parents are deported, the citizen child goes with the parents and is permitted to come back at the age of 18. If they never return and they never live in the USA for at least 10 years, then their children do NOT automatically get us citizenship.
This is a garbage story typical of the leftists behind the scenes producing FNC.
Javier and Penelope are both Spanish, not Hispanic, and are a million miles away from the “indigenous” and “semi-indigenous” who invade us from the South. Seems a lot of Americans don’t know the difference between Spanish and Hispanic
I am Spanish. That is, descended from Spaniards. No indigenous in my woodpile. So you don’t need to explain that to me, thanks. And I don’t care if these people are from Mars. I object to the idea of birthright citizenship and dual nationality and being suckered by the rest of the world. Pick your country and be loyal to it.
I agree completely. The main groups using birthright tourism are Koreans, other Asians, and rich Mexicans and Latin Americans. I read about it years ago and it was about Koreans who wanted to get their children into American universities and with in state tuition breaks. So they have the baby here. Go home, and the Korean-American kid is sent here in his teens to establish residency and line up an American university
“... establish residency and line up an American university” and apply for his parents to immigrate under family reunification. Then, when they get here, they can bring the grandparents and enroll them in SSI.
The ultimate score (as you say) is bringing in their elderly parents (grandparents) who have never worked a day in America but get to glom onto SSDI and free medical and subsidized housing. Though often the grandparent is living in the household and the SSDI check goes into the kitty for all to share. Chinese and Asians have been parlaying this scam for decades
Go the ChinaTown in Manhattan someday for some good food. Walk around and you will see a bloc of tall apartment towers full of elderly Chinese in Federally subsidized housing. Half of them have no work history in the US
Hayek's not a citizen either... She was born to rich parents in messyco.
I still think she's way over rated as a beauty and actress.
Rich Lebanese parents, I think. Or maybe she’s a 1/2er.
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