Political correctness limits freedom of speech.
Nope. Freedom of speech is a very specific and well-defined thing that says "the government won't persecute you for voicing your opinion." If you say something, sound like a bigoted ass, and everyone around you treats you like an asshole, that's OK.
if you say something moronic and your boss fires your ass for not living up to the company's intended public image, that's not a violation of free speech, either. The only way PC-ness would limit free speech is if they made it an actual crime.
Modern day McCarthyism
You can still say what you want. No one is going to arrest you, but society has always ostracized people who aren't and thats ok. Just because you say it doesn't mean people have to like it and they can exercise their free speech to tell you that.
How about we just throw PC out the window and go back to using common decency while speaking the honest truth. PC drives me crazy!!!
I agree. Lets change PC for common sense.
Oh my god! We will all be racists and homophobes and bigots if we do that! Just kidding...
It's extremely annoying.
Political correctness limits honesty and truth.
no. the government won't break down your door and arrest you for being un-PC. freedom of speech doesn't protect you from the consequences imposed by the citizenry. you can say whatever you want, but don't expect people ignore asshattery
because "free speech"
Exactly this. Freedom of speech isn't freedom from consequences. It's freedom from the government arresting you and taking your stuff.
Of course not. No one "has to be" politically correct. Therefore, the concept cannot limit freedom of speech
Nonetheless it is a choice, and to date, no court precedent has been set on expressing ones personal view(s) Politically Correct is not a quantifiable concept......it can change daily, and therefore cannot be successfully prosecuted.
Yes, I resent the fact that I have to be careful to say something in case it might offend someone, and if I offend them I get sued, fired, or deemed a racist
Down right annoying. Now the college that does a charity fundraiser where the guys dress in hula skirt and coconut bra. Said it offended the natives in Hawaii.
I don't mind a little pc but when it interferes with trying to communicate a thought, it's gone too far.
Yes, especially since there is a movement to sue and/or prosecute certain politically incorrect speech deemed as a "hate crime".
Think, could you give any examples where speech only (not combined with criminal act) has resulted in prosecution? None come to mind for me, and I am interested.
No, PC isn't coercive therefore your right to free speech is preserved
Political correctness is a choice so no it does not, in and of itself, limit freedom of speech. Being respectful is also a choice so it does not limit freedom of speech either.
Being respectful limits freedom of speech. True or false?
I say false. But I don't think being respectful and being PC are the same.
Wait, I change my mind. If you force someone to be respectful then yes, you are limiting his freedom of speech.
Aren't both choices?
Yes. That is why I changed my mind.