Political correctness, a tool of oppression
The solution to the issue of the name of the Washington Red Skins seems so simple, change the name. Now the U.S. Patent and Trademarks Office of the federal government has stepped in to twist Daniel Snyder’s arm to convince him to change the name by threatening his profits. The government is oppressing, strong arming, twisting Snyder’s arm for the purpose of social engineering.
Government in a democracy was not given the power to defend hurt feelings. Feelings can be hurt in so many ways. Some perhaps more significant than others, but then where do we draw the line. We have liberal democrats who are constantly using the Saul Alinsky method of destroying the reputation and character of their opponents with libelous lies without question. Does not such behavior hurt feelings?
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid threw major lies at Obama’s opponent Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. Reid’s lies about Romney were large and frequent. Harry Reid uses his pulpit on the floor of the Senate to propagate his barrage of lies against his opponents, those he dislikes and think differently than himself. Yet Reid’s casting dishonest aspersions on his opponents is not considered offensive or politically incorrect.
With regard to this government regulation of speech and private property Mike Greenburg on the ESPN Mike & Mike Show thinks it is no problem taking each issue on a case by case basis. Handing to government the power to arbitrarily destroy reputations, livelihoods and lives! Mike Golic thinks the bigger picture should be looked at before jumping into such issues. I agree with Golic but think neither understands where that bigger picture can take us. I will try to give some understanding to this issue and will still likely fall way short.
Next – Part 2 of 7 - Using government agencies to coerce