Friday, April 29, 2016

Obama Justice Dept. Now Calls Young Criminals 'Justice-Involved Youth'

"Orwellian" is an adjective describing a situation, idea, or societal condition that George Orwell identified as being destructive to the welfare of a free and open society. -- Wikipedia

A scathing editorial in Investor's Business Daily about the Obama Administration's inability to deal with real problems, so Obama and his minions come up with Orwellian terms to avoid confronting the issue.

The latest example? Labeling future career criminals "Justice-Involved Youth."

From the editorial:
One of the first things Obama did as president was relabel the "war on terror" as an "overseas contingency operation," which can literally mean anything, so long as the operation takes place overseas and is contingent on something.
Then there were ObamaCare's much-hated insurance mandate penalties, which were rechristened as "individual shared responsibility payments." Who could object to that?
The problem is Obama’s people aren't aggressive enough in their renaming project. So, as a public service, we offer our help.
Those committing voter fraud could be termed "abundantly enthusiastic political participants."
Looters? How about "non-banked retail consumers."
Ex-convicts? Try "returning citizens."
What about illegal immigrants? A better label would be "undocumented workers." Oh, right, that's already in use.
Read the full editorial at the newspaper's website.

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