I don't know
It does violate freedom of speech under certain circumstances; for example, when the administration of a publicly funded college imposes speech codes on the campus. Most often, it's just the left-wing version of obnoxious preachy righteousness.
Last edited by Cyrylek; 03-25-13 at 01:30 PM.
Early voting in Georgia. On the 20th of October this old Goldwater conservative voted against both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton by casting my vote for Gary Johnson. Neither Trump or Clinton belong within a million miles of the Oval Office.
The question I've been asking for the past few decades, who decides what words (speech) is unacceptable and not politically correct ?
Is it just one white beard scratching liberal or is there a panel of leftist who decide how we should talk ?
For example since after the Vietnam War the term "gook" has been labeled by liberals as being a derogatory term in reference to Asians. But the word is a Marine Corps slang word, a noun for any person, place or thing that is strange or foreign. First believed to be used by U.S. Marines during the early 1800's during the Barbary Pirate Wars.
In 1846 during the Mexican - American War, Joseph Walker (famous fur trapper) wrote in his journal that when Capt. Archibald Gillespie was making a report to Commodore Stockton in San Diego, California he said that "They killed some gooks yesterday." Joseph Walker never hearing this term used before asked Capt. Gillespie what was a "gook"? Gillespie told him it's a term for strange or foreign things or people, Mexicans.
The U.S. Marines never had any contact with Asians before the Mexican - American War.
In Richard Tregaskis published book "Guadalcanal Diary" about U.S. Marines fighting on the Solomon Islands during 1942 has in the book of Marines referring to Guadalcanal Island as a "gook island" not in reference to the natives or Japanese troops but the island was strange to the Marines, the jungle, swamps, heat and humidity.
American soldiers picked up on the slang term from U.S. Marines during the Philippine Insurrection and used the term to describe the Muslim Moro's they were fighting.
During WW ll U.S. Army soldiers who were fighting in southeastern Europe would call the white Europeans "gooks" because they were different from other Europeans.
During the Vietnam War both Marines and soldiers would refer to Vietnamese as gooks and also white Australian soldiers who were fighting in Vietnam were called gooks at times.
But right after the Vietnam War, some liberal in America decided that the term "gook" only referred to Asians and decided that it was a politically incorrect derogatory term without researching the true definition of the word.
Around the same time liberals decided the term "Oriental" was a derogatory term and by the early 1980's they decided that the term "wetback" was politically incorrect to use and didn't bother asking Mexican illegal aliens if they took offense to the term, which they didn't until some white liberal told them the term was offensive.
So why is it that only white liberals get to decide what we can say and not say ?
It's probably the same group who decided that tropheys for the winning team was unfair to the losing team, so now everyone gets a trophey. No wonder kids feel they are owed something just for showing up! And talking to some Human Resource people I know, they have the same attitude when they're applying for a job!....: