POLITICAL CORRECTNESS – A major driving force of corrupt government:
“Political correctness” – would discourage 1st Amendment speech and practice by denying and working against those who simply voice another point of view. The essence of political correctness is to brand those who voice another point of view, as bigots, hate-mongers and racists, because what they say and do is (perceived) as offensive by someone or some group.
The principle and / or action of needlessly “taking offense” at something which someone may say or do, – or, what has been said or done, and then intolerantly criticizing others, is used by the news media to herd collective thought and mold public opinion. Thus, for example, cursed be anyone who steps out of line and would call Barack Obama a fake president because he has not met the US Constitutional requirement for being a “natural born citizen.” How dare these “carnival barker” “birthers” suggest that America’s first elected black president, be unconstitutional, and, therefore, “fake” – so, the political correctness crowd would [illogically] speak.
“Political Correctness” in our culture allows for the direct discrimination (and singling out) of a legitimate traditional entity, preventing that entity (or person), from common sense expression of United States of America, First Amendment Rights. [The right to “free” speech]
Nathan M. Bickel