“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
I think my mother would have rolled over in her grave if she knew how the Irish were portrayed in Gangs of New York. Can I sue on her behalf?
But of course we have always had differences of opinion and we have always had cultural standards for what is acceptable behavior. But never in my lifetime have I experienced the absolute hatred and intent to punish people for what they think, believe, and express as I have seen in the last few decades of the political correctness phenomenon. And in my opinion it is destructive, dangerous to all our liberties, and unAmerican.
If this Washington Redskins thing gets favorable views, we can expect our fearless leader to take the credit for it. If it does not, we can expect him to say that it was a decision of the Patent Office and he found out about it the same way all the rest of us did--in the newspaper. He'll look into it, but nothing will be done. We have seen this pattern repeated again and again and again. And each time, the noose of big government is tightened and we lose a little more of our choices, options, opportunities, and liberties.
"I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it." --Benjamin Franklin 1776