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    Re: Does "Political Correctness" violate "Free Speech"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Howdy!

    So, we have "freedom of speech" but can we use it? What do you think?

    We can but certain things aren't always acceptable or 'appropriate' everywhere like with that one girl ranting on youtube a few years back about asians in the library...it upset a lot of people, ended up on O'Reilly and she experienced a lot of backlash over it. You can say what you want as long as you are okay with people saying what they want back to you.
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    Re: Does "Political Correctness" violate "Free Speech"?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I'll give you two, if that helps.

    The first "discussion" shut down by political correctness is airport "profiling" - the left in America would much prefer that everybody's grandmother and 3 year old toddler was strip searched and molested by TSA agents than do what the Israelis do at their airports - they target and watch out for those who are in groups known for terrorist activities and that are travelling alone, etc. Do that in America and the left and the ACLU is out in force claiming racial profiling and using that to shut down the discussion by claiming anyone who wants to profile is a racist.

    The second "discussion" shut down by political correctness is related to gun control and gun violence and the actual prevalence of guns used to murder and cause mayhem among black and hispanic youth, in gangs, in major cities. The left likes to cite gun death statistics as a reason to control gun manufacturing and possession when by far the vast majority of deaths due to gun violence is black and hispanic youths killing black and hispanic youths in inner cities in North America, and most of these crimes are committed with handguns, not assault weapons, as the left would like you to believe.

    I could go on, but that's example enough.
    Point 1. There is no PC assault on speaking of racial profiling, it is simply illegal under our Constitution (it violates the Equal Protection Clause) and is not illegal under Israel's. However, and I think this is the more important point, Israel does not rely so heavily on racial profiling in their security procedures as some people believe, they rely moreso on behavioral profiling. EVERY passenger is questioned multiple time from the drive into the airport to boarding the plane, and the people doin the questioning are trained behavioral experts who are not listening so much to the content of answers as to the body language and other psychological cues. Israel has ONE airport and spends $100 million for security at that airport. The cost to put that kind of system in place in America would be about $60 billion a year, or 10 times what we spend now. BTW, Israel's behavioral profiling uncovered a pregnant Irish Catholic woman carrying C4 in a backpack without her knowledge as a result of their direct personal contact methodology, that is something we simply do not have the resources to detect other than the scanning process we use on ALL passengers, not just one's that "look like terrorists".

    Point 2. Since when are liberal gun control advocates not interested in restricting hand guns????????????

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    Re: Does "Political Correctness" violate "Free Speech"?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    What part of a discussion about "political correctness" did you not understand as it relates to the two situations I presented?
    Unlike you, I responded to the subject matter of the thread instead of going off on some right wing tangent about supposed outrages against white folks.
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    Re: Does "Political Correctness" violate "Free Speech"?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Last time I checked, Political Correctness was a tool used by the left to shut down discussion of uncomfortable truths, in plain, clear language. The left prefers code rather than honest language. "Reproductive rights" is used for "abortion" - "progressive" is used for "liberal" - "revenue enhancements" is used for "tax".

    Freedom of speech is alive and well and subject to the strength of character of the speaker. If you're easily shouted down, you're easily shut out.
    Almost like the right uses "pro-life" instead of "anti-abortion", "conservative" and "libertarian" instead of "republican" and "theft" instead of "tax". Don't you just hate it when facts get in the way of your rants?

    BY the way, you might notice that more people here identify as liberal than progressive(and in fact there is a difference between what each is), liberals frequently talk of abortion by name, and frequently refer to taxes by name. Your inane rant fails on basically every single possible level.
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    Re: Does "Political Correctness" violate "Free Speech"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Howdy!

    So, we have "freedom of speech" but can we use it? What do you think?

    Since many people here seem vastly confused as to what "free speech" is(hint: the constitutional protection to free speech is protection from the government), let me ask a simple question: what laws have been enacted where political correctness trumps free speech?
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    Re: Does "Political Correctness" violate "Free Speech"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Unlike you, I responded to the subject matter of the thread instead of going off on some right wing tangent about supposed outrages against white folks.
    What part of the title of this thread - "Does 'Political Correctness' violate 'Free Speech' - precludes a discussion about political correctness as some right wing tangent? As I've said before, is there a reading comprehension test given before a person can be a card carrying liberal? If you pass, you're banned for life.

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    Re: Does "Political Correctness" violate "Free Speech"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Almost like the right uses "pro-life" instead of "anti-abortion", "conservative" and "libertarian" instead of "republican" and "theft" instead of "tax". Don't you just hate it when facts get in the way of your rants?

    BY the way, you might notice that more people here identify as liberal than progressive(and in fact there is a difference between what each is), liberals frequently talk of abortion by name, and frequently refer to taxes by name. Your inane rant fails on basically every single possible level.
    In your view, a view you're perfectly entitled to. Doesn't make it fact, however, just makes it your view.

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    Re: Does "Political Correctness" violate "Free Speech"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Since many people here seem vastly confused as to what "free speech" is(hint: the constitutional protection to free speech is protection from the government), let me ask a simple question: what laws have been enacted where political correctness trumps free speech?
    The "Hate Crime" legislation, and the "Equal Employment Opportunity" legislation.

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    Re: Does "Political Correctness" violate "Free Speech"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    The "Hate Crime" legislation, and the "Equal Employment Opportunity" legislation.
    Neither restrict speech.
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    Re: Does "Political Correctness" violate "Free Speech"?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    In your view, a view you're perfectly entitled to. Doesn't make it fact, however, just makes it your view.
    Apparently my point went over your head. The point is that when you only look for "code" from one side, you are being a hack. There is as much code used by the right as the left. It is as much political correctness from the right as the left.
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