Tuesday, July 21, 2015
A reason to be proud.
Political correctness is getting completely out of hand. It was fine when we accepted that certain words were offensive and therefore taboo. It was an easy transition to call handicapped people challenged and residents of shelters guests. Yes, the Confederate flag should come down, but everyone who reveres and admires it isn't a racist and really do we have to stop running the non-racist The Dukes of Hazard because some set designer foolishly painted the flag on a car to reflect Southern jingoism? Not only are we liberals going overboard with all these rules of behavior and language, but we are endangering what we value most, or once did, freedom of speech. The list of what were are not allowed to say or think grows longer every day. And now it is leading to even scarier behavior. If you read the news today, lots of people seem to want to shut Donald Trump up completely and make him apologize for every inappropriate thing he says. I call that scary, Yes Trump is boorish, loud, ignorant, insulting, offensive and comical. He is also an American and entitled to free speech just like the rest of us. So instead of being outraged at whatever comes out of Donald Trumps mouth, we should be thinking, "Isn't American great."