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chinito June 2nd, 2014 6:24pm

Political correctness limits freedom of speech.

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Arananthi Literal Ninja
06/02/14 4:31 pm

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.

Arananthi Literal Ninja
06/02/14 4:32 pm

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.

duey in a fools paradise
06/02/14 2:04 pm

Modern day McCarthyism

Injectable Trump Killed Babbitt
06/02/14 2:55 pm

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.

XposeBarak Out There
06/02/14 1:23 pm

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!!!

chinito Florida
06/02/14 1:29 pm

I agree. Lets change PC for common sense.

duey in a fools paradise
06/02/14 2:06 pm

Oh my god! We will all be racists and homophobes and bigots if we do that! Just kidding...

rynefrompf Kingsport, TN
06/02/14 1:20 pm

It's extremely annoying.

DavesNotHere where am I
06/02/14 1:03 pm

Political correctness limits honesty and truth.

146787456777 .......
06/02/14 1:01 pm

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

146787456777 .......
06/02/14 1:01 pm

because "free speech"

Maj Worth Economist
06/02/14 3:45 pm

Exactly this. Freedom of speech isn't freedom from consequences. It's freedom from the government arresting you and taking your stuff.

06/02/14 12:59 pm

Of course not. No one "has to be" politically correct. Therefore, the concept cannot limit freedom of speech

06/02/14 2:51 pm

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 can change daily, and therefore cannot be successfully prosecuted.

ProFreedom Wisdom beyond my years
06/02/14 12:58 pm

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

rons Thanks America
06/02/14 12:55 pm

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.

EarlyBird Portland
06/02/14 12:55 pm

I don't mind a little pc but when it interferes with trying to communicate a thought, it's gone too far.

think4yourself Not a safe space
06/02/14 12:37 pm

Yes, especially since there is a movement to sue and/or prosecute certain politically incorrect speech deemed as a "hate crime".

06/02/14 4:27 pm

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.

skinner Jersey City
06/02/14 12:25 pm

No, PC isn't coercive therefore your right to free speech is preserved

06/02/14 11:56 am

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.

TalkPolitics Chevy Chase, MD
06/02/14 11:33 am

Being respectful limits freedom of speech. True or false?

chinito Florida
06/02/14 11:39 am

I say false. But I don't think being respectful and being PC are the same.

chinito Florida
06/02/14 11:49 am

Wait, I change my mind. If you force someone to be respectful then yes, you are limiting his freedom of speech.

chinito Florida
06/02/14 1:22 pm

Yes. That is why I changed my mind.