It’s nearly impossible to be perfectly politically correct! There are many more groups and “identities” to tiptoe around than ever before. Liberals have created an unnavigable patchwork of victimhood. Years ago, Phyllis Schlafly addressed the roots of this issue often in what certainly now seems like the “simple days” of political correctness.
The original purveyors of the right “not to be offended” might be remembered as atheists who complain about all public references to God. You name it – Bibles in hotel rooms, the Pledge of Allegiance, crosses in public. All of these and more we have heard complained about for decades. But their arguments forget a few key points. Namely, that sort of complaint always forgets that atheism itself is a religion. Not believing in God is just as much a religious view as believing in God. So in actuality they are forcing their religious values on everyone else. Removing Bibles from hotel rooms is just as much an imposition of atheism as the presence of the Bibles is an imposition of Christianity.
So it is similar with today’s liberal logic. The Grand Poobahs of political correctness remind us of the long list of victims in society we cannot offend. But this right not to be offended is one of the greatest danger to our real rights. The Constitution is carefully crafted to make sure that all people (even the crazy ones) are not silenced. Dr. Ben Carson said it well in his book One Nation: “As a nation, we must avoid the paralysis of hypersensitivity.”
America is a great country because it is a free country, where we can live as we choose as long as we don’t infringe on anyone else’s rights. Some may try to broad that definition of “infringe” to mean anything that anybody finds offensive. That is not America. That definition will destroy our rights, and we’ve got to stop kowtowing to those who insist on it.