Today is Halloween and we here at the Center for Legislative Accountability have, in the spirit of dressing up in masks and costumes, been thinking about the many ways in which Leftist politicians use euphemisms in their bills to disguise their ideology. Leftists know that their policies, on their face, can sometimes be hard to stomach, so they adopt softer and nicer words that they can use when passing their agenda. Today, we are going to unmask some of these popular euphemisms and forms of doublespeak. Here is what progressive politicians mean when they say…
“Diverse Workforce.” – Unfortunately, a diverse workforce does not mean one that is composed of a variety of people pulled from all racial groups. It can very well mean a workforce made up entirely of women, non-binary people, or the members of the same racial minority. A workforce is only deemed to be not diverse if it is composed of straight, white males. It is, therefore, usually a reference to a workforce with as few straight, white males as possible.
“Equity.” – This term is used to provide cover for racist policies. Equity is a state in which all have reached the same endpoint. Its attainment often requires the enactment of policies that target and discriminate against particular groups of people. Laws that state that they promote equitable outcomes are typically designed to benefit and favor certain racial groups more than others.
“Legally protected healthcare activity” – This term usually refers to abortions, radical gender surgeries, or hormone replacement therapy.
“Gender-affirming care” – This term also refers to the aforementioned types of surgeries and hormone therapies. In fact, the term itself is incredibly misleading because these medical procedures do the opposite of affirming a person’s actual gender.
“Election security.” You probably thought that this term was the exclusive prerogative of the Right! Not so. Some blue states like to pass election reform bills under the guise of election security that actually just make it harder to audit elections.
“Assault weapons” and, more recently, “Weapons of war.” – These terms refer to any gun that the party in power wants them to refer to. An “assault weapons” ban is usually just a ban on a laundry list of weapons that pro-gun control politicians dislike.