Political correctness shreds the Constitution
To borrow a catchphrase from a famous American leader who claims Orwellian transparency but practices its opposite, “Let me [actually] be clear”: modern-day “political correctness” is word-burning censorship, in direct violation of the U.S. Constitution. Placed number one for good reason, the First Amendment specifically “prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech[.]” Known colloquially as “PC,” this pervasive cancer forms the basis of the assault on the expression of religious freedom, which specifically targets Christian businesses, first in Arizona and now in Indiana.
Given that America was founded on Judeo-Christian principles – including the fundamental concept of separation of church and state – it is doubly ironic that the livelihoods of Christians would be under attack by supposedly aggrieved minority segments of our society who in truth seek “preferential treatment” and to use the mechanisms of government – often at no personal expense to themselves – to impose totalitarianism in the name of politically correct “fairness,” which in reality is anything but. Is this 2015 or 1984?
How did the great American experiment in democracy become so twisted around its own axle? The entire point of the American exercise is for a free people to live our lives without undue interference from government and/or our neighbors. Now, the tiniest perceived slight is like a powder keg: press conferences are held, and lawsuits are filed. There is no longer any benefit of the doubt when it comes to the motives of one’s neighbor. Disagreements are perceived though the knee-jerk divisive prism of race, class, gender, and sexual orientation. Whatever happened to disagreements based upon honest and equally valid differences of opinion, resolved civilly and quietly?
This is the insidious consequence of one political party constantly playing the “victim” card in all its guises. Currently, if one publicly disagrees with the president, that person is automatically smeared as a racist. In the upcoming 2016 version of this game, any conscious objector to Hillary Clinton’s coronation will be wrongly pilloried as a misogynist. Political correctness has indeed run amok, usurped political criticism (oops, another PC term), a healthy though often disagreeable aspect of a functioning democracy that has existed since the Founding Fathers. Thomas Jefferson calling John Adams a hermaphrodite is a real gem.
The underlying nefarious purpose of political correctness is to curtail free speech and specifically to muzzle legitimate dissension. This is why the Obama administration is incapable of putting the terms “radical Islam” and “terrorism” in the same sentence. But the damage is more widespread than that. Such dishonest manipulation of speech has kept the electorate unnecessarily stirred up, discontented, and not coincidentally voting Democrat. In this barbarous act, the mainstream media has been willingly complicit by conveying the daily fiction that everyone is a victim of somebody somewhere.
This is the tyranny of leftist bullies pulling the strings. It is long overdue for the American people to see through the smokescreen of political correctness and victimization to the truth that will restore sanity to our republic.