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Political correctness is something that seems to plague our college campuses and friend circles. In fact, at my university this past weekend, the announcer did not use the words King and Queen to announce the homecoming court, instead, he used the words “homecoming royalty winner 1 and winner 2”. In one of my classes, a student was corrected by the professor for saying that boys like to play with dinosaurs, because it is wrong to stereotype children like that. I could go on to name an abundance of times when I’ve personally encountered political correctness, but the real issue is not when I encounter it on a day-to-day basis, it’s when political correctness hinders the truth from being told.

At a conference in July, Democratic candidate Martin O’Malley was booed loudly by the audience for saying, “Black lives matter, white lives matter, all lives matter.” When O’Malley was pressed by the host of the online show, “This Week in Blackness”, about his statement, he actually apologized for saying that all lives matter, and that he “meant no disrespect to the point… that black lives matter is making.” However, his apology is contradictory to the truth and reality that all lives do matter. The Black Lives Matter movement has consistently deepened racial divides by politicizing murders, and just one month after O’Malley was booed off stage, they called for police deaths in a march at the Minnesota State Fair.

I think that O’Malley missed an excellent opportunity to capitalize upon the fact that all lives matter, regardless of race or occupation. He could have used his platform as a candidate to discuss the inequality created by the Black Lives Matter movement, instead, he caved under pressure. When campaigning for the Presidency, it is imperative that a candidate recognizes that the truth is more important than hurting someone’s feelings. Leaders should be steadfast in their beliefs and should cling to the truth, not give in when times get tough.

There are plenty more examples from Democratic politicians that could prove the idea that the truth is masked by the left in order to maintain political correctness. For example, President Obama has consistently refused to say that terror groups ISIS and Al Qaeda are driven by radical Islam. However, by nature, these groups are driven by Sharia Law, which comes from a radical form of Islam. Once again, a politician is driven by sensitivity instead of truth.

Pro-Planned Parenthood politicians like Hillary Clinton also choose to divert attention away from what is really going on through political correctness. Instead of talking about the content of the videos that have been released, she falls back on the idea that Republicans want to cut access to women’s healthcare centers. In actuality, Republicans want to shift funds from Planned Parenthood to other forms of women’s healthcare. It is not politically correct for a Democrat to say that Planned Parenthood is actually killing babies, so they just shift the attention away from the truth to lies they have created.

Just in these three examples, it is evident that political correctness can so easily mask the truth about issues in our country. Sadly, many of our elected officials are too afraid to offend someone by telling the truth. Since candidates who are not concerned with being politically correct and are willing call attention to the truth are rising in the polls, maybe the American electorate is finally realizing the mediocrity behind political correctness, and that’s the truth.