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In today’s world, it can be easy to fall into the abyss of “political correctness.” It has spread like a plague except, unlike the infectious disease, people willingly succumb to it. Society has brainwashed a generation to think that every little word, phrase, or symbol must be nitpicked apart in order to to rid it of anything that might make others feel the slightest bit uncomfortable. Liberals, in their infinite wisdom, fail to recognize that the First Amendment exists for a reason. It is not there to protect speech that makes one feel giddy and joyous inside – it is there to protect the offensive and agitating speech. While this is a fact that many see clearly, others continue to pursue the fight to ban just about anything. Let’s take a look at some of the most ridiculous things that offend the Left:
1. The American flag:
Yes, Americans have tried to ban the American flag. The first time this happened was at UC Irvine, when students voted to ban the flag. This resolution ended up passing, but eventually went on to be vetoed by the student council. The other time the Left rallied to ban the American flag was in Tennessee, where a school district decided to censor any flag that could be seen as “offensive” to students. The kids were even threatened to be kicked out of school if they were to break this rule. Unreal.
2. “Where are you from?”:
This is the new rage amongst “microaggression experts” (what qualifies someone for this title, no one knows). Apparently, asking this question can subconsciously impact people in a negative way and even make them feel victimized. And hey, don’t take it from me, take it from the sacred text of modern millennials – BuzzFeed.
3. Historical figures:
The Left is fighting hard against our nation’s history. It does not try to hide this fact, either. A CNN host suggested that we should take down Thomas Jefferson statues, students at the University of Texas demanded the removal of a Woodrow Wilson statue, and the U.S. Department of the Treasury is taking one of our Founding Fathers off the $10 bill to appease feminists. I can’t make this stuff up.
4. Halloween costumes:
This past October, social justice warriors were out in full force protesting against certain costumes. Apparently, if you dress up as someone from another culture, you are engaging in “cultural appropriation” and are therefore a walking microaggression. According to The Free Dictionary, the definition of “costume” is: a style of dress, including garments, accessories, and hairstyle, especially as characteristic of a particular country, period, or people. Isn’t a costume then, by its very definition, attire that represents something or someone other than yourself? Sigh.
5. Dissenting opinions:
Liberals have a strong desire to ban anything that does not line up with their staunch ideology. From pro-life license plates to our dollar bills, the Left is fighting hard to make the United States one large “safe space.” It is so important to stand up for your right to free speech, and simply laugh at the copious amount of things our liberal counterparts try to censor.