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    Re: Is Political Correctnes a form of supressing Free Speach?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    People who whine about political correctness "This guy is insisting on saying "firefighter" instead of "Fireman!!!"
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    People who get upset when politically correct terms are not used "You should say "firefighter" and not "fireman" because its sexist
    are both losers.



    I'm inclined to agree.

    The pro-PC people and the anti-PC people are all wasting their time arguing about bull****.

    In any country with freedom of speech people are going to say whatever they want to say and others are going to criticize them for what they have said.

    This has been going in one form or another on since people first started talking and will likely continue until they stop talking..




    "Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred." ~ Jacques Barzun
    Last edited by shrubnose; 12-15-13 at 08:42 AM.

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    Re: Is Political Correctnes a form of supressing Free Speach?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    I'd have to hear a specific example of it.
    Please, click here

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    Re: Is Political Correctnes a form of supressing Free Speach?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Then no, it's not a suppression of free speech. Anybody can legally say anything they want, but there might be consequences from society.
    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    I've got to say that it is shadenfreudalicious to see the rich and famous fucquewads on the coast suffering from the fires.

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    Re: Is Political Correctnes a form of supressing Free Speach?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Then no, it's not a suppression of free speech. Anybody can legally say anything they want, but there might be consequences from society.
    That's OK, but I've heard of people fired because of political correctness.

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    Re: Is Political Correctnes a form of supressing Free Speach?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    That's OK, but I've heard of people fired because of political correctness.
    I know, and that's what I said. That's not a legal consequence, it's a social consequence. Nobody's free speech is being suppressed.

    Or are you of the opinion you should be able to cuss out your boss and walk away with your job too? I mean, otherwise he's violating your free speech, right?
    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    I've got to say that it is shadenfreudalicious to see the rich and famous fucquewads on the coast suffering from the fires.

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    Re: Is Political Correctnes a form of supressing Free Speach?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    I know, and that's what I said. That's not a legal consequence, it's a social consequence. Nobody's free speech is being suppressed.
    Or are you of the opinion you should be able to cuss out your boss and walk away with your job too? I mean, otherwise he's violating your free speech, right?



    Free speech is one of our most important rights, but use of that freedom can have consequences.

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    Re: Is Political Correctnes a form of supressing Free Speach?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I'm inclined to agree.

    The pro-PC people and the anti-PC people are all wasting their time arguing about bull****.

    In any country with freedom of speech people are going to say whatever they want to say and others are going to criticize them for what they have said.

    This has been going in one form or another on since people first started talking and will likely continue until they stop talking..




    "Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred." ~ Jacques Barzun
    I have the same position towards the argument about "Merry Christmas" and "Happy Holidays" anyone who whines and complains when someone says one and not the other, is simply a butt hurt loser.

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    Re: Is Political Correctnes a form of supressing Free Speach?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Free speech is one of our most important rights, but use of that freedom can have consequences.
    You realize that's what I just said, right?
    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    I've got to say that it is shadenfreudalicious to see the rich and famous fucquewads on the coast suffering from the fires.

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    Re: Is Political Correctnes a form of supressing Free Speach?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone;1062667709[B
    ]I have the same position towards the argument about "Merry Christmas" and "Happy Holidays" anyone who whines and complains when someone says one and not the other, is simply a butt hurt loser
    [/B].



    Whether someone wishes me a Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays I am glad that they took a minute to say whatever they said, and I wish them the same.

    BTW: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone at Debate Politics!

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    Re: Is Political Correctnes a form of supressing Free Speach?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    You realize that's what I just said, right
    ?



    As a matter of fact I was thinking about that when I was typing the comment.

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