Some where along the line many people lost sight of the fact that everyone has the right to have and express an opinion in a civil manner. I think it started some where near the 1960’s. At least that is how I remember it. Certainly it was in full roar by 1980. Suddenly people have to be politically correct.
The thing every person needs to realize is that they do NOT have the right to never be offended. That’s what happens when you live in a free society, or the remnants of one anyway. People use their civil rights to express themselves and someone, somewhere, doesn’t like it and feels offended. So what. Who cares? Seriously.
It’s not like they were pointing fingers at those offended individuals and calling them names or slandering them. No sir. They were expressing their opinions. Or worse, some people grew up thinking their opinion is the only right one because that is how their parents raised them. Those same offended people don’t think twice about how their opinions, when expressed, offend other people. Just because you have an opinion doesn’t mean you have to open your mouth. There is a time and place for everything.
It’s like they have some sort of egocentric disorder that deludes them into thinking their opinion is the only right one and the only one that counts. Everyone else is wrong. These people believe they have a right not to be offended. They are wrong.
Of course there are some people who slander and point fingers. They express their opinions in an inappropriate manner. Those people are rude and selfish at the very least. Let’s not let them in the playground until they learn to play nice with others. Oh, wait, those people are the ones who were offended! Maybe they should just find another playground if they can’t share the Constitution with everyone.
You don’t have to be “politically correct”, just considerate, mannerly and orderly. Political correctness is for the workplace and the government. Individuals have the right to their legal lifestyle, religion and favorite author. Our favorite authors are the ones who wrote the Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of the United States.