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Polls Expose the PC Movement as an Effort to ‘Stifle’ Free Speech, says AMAC

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WASHINGTON, DC, Aug 30 — There are no more criminals living in San Francisco.  In a decision that some would consider an extreme example of political correctness the city’s Board of Supervisors has proclaimed that “convicted felons” will now be known as “justice involved persons.”

And, reports the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC], when a “justice involved person” is released from jail, he or she is to be known as a “formerly incarcerated person” or a “returning resident.”

Matt Haney is a San Francisco supervisor and he told reporters: “We don’t want people to be forever labeled for the worst things that they have done.  We want them ultimately to become contributing citizens and referring to them as felons is like a scarlet letter that they can never get away from.” 

But, says AMAC president Dan Weber “no matter how you sugar coat it, a felon is a felon and an ex-con is an ex-con.  And, while a criminal may, indeed, see the errors of his or her ways, no amount of political correctness will undo their crimes.  In fact, authoritative research shows that the majority of Americans are fed up with the notion of political correctness.”

Weber cites a massive study conducted last year by an international organization known as More in Common among 8,000 respondents that found 80% of them believe that political correctness is a problem. 

Reporting on this study, the National Review noted that there is an “exhausted majority” of Americans who are fed up with the politically correct movement.  In fact, researchers found that “despite the reputation that millennials get for being too sensitive, 79 percent of respondents under the age of 24 actually reported the same thing. So did 97 percent of devoted conservatives and a full 61 percent of traditional liberals.”

Meanwhile, a more recent study by Rasmussen researchers showed that 68% of Americans believe they need to be careful “not to say something politically incorrect to avoid getting in trouble.”  Most of the respondents to this survey said, “political correctness is a tool used to silence political and social opponents.”

The AMAC chief says it is noteworthy that the Rasmussen report found that “just 26% of American Adults believe Americans have true freedom of speech today.”

Weber points out that “in the old Soviet Union, the communist culture was built on systematic indoctrination that brainwashed the citizenry into believing that the leftist elites and their apparatchiks who ran the “Evil Empire” had their best interests at heart. The American Revolution, on the other hand, sought to allow the people to become individuals with a collective lust for freedom and justice.  If there is a sinister motive behind the PC movement, it will not succeed. Our kids are smarter than that, for the most part.  And, the polls show that a growing majority of Americans see the movement for what it is: a concerted and nefarious effort to stifle free speech.” 

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Sands B

Read Orwell’s “1984” and you will see where we’re headed with this misguided, politically correct, so called “free speech”. What’s happening to the U.S.?

Richard

Laws that seek to control free speech, to regulate what we say, how we say it, and the words used; infringe on individual liberty and free speech. We need to ignore the myopic and stiff-necked attempt by those who seek to control other humans and society and continue to exercise our Constitutional Rights. When challenged, a massive response is needed to combat this controlling crowd and inform them we no longer respect them, nor will we abdicate our rights as their actions are wrong! We live independently in this Country, and it must remain that way. Who are they to dictate to others? Certainly not something to allow. You do not abdicate my rights with some power play that is selfish, agenda-driven, and a product of delusion, no matter what the intent. Humans with all their flaws and misguided desire to control others should seek collaboration to address issues, work… Read more »

Sam

Hmmmmm, let me see. A convicted child molester, who is released, will now be known as “an unlicensed children’s sex educator”.

Bob S.

Political Correcteness is for thin skinned whiners that need everything sugar coated for them so they won’t become offended.
I have no time for political correctness.

Sandie Eisenbath

Political correctness needs to go ASAP!

Dee

Political correctness has ruined the legal system in this country. Convicts get a FREE education, learn a job, cohabitation, have cell phones, radios, etc. a felon is a felon. true some make a turn around. hardened ones don’t. they are in there because they did wrong but we are babying them and giving them a luxury stay. I like the Arizona sheriff who puts them in pink jump suits and makes them work. solitary confinement should be there for the dangerous ones. The did the crime, they do the time. no slaps on wrist, no college degrees,. When ever someone commits a crime; there should be punishment. I’m glad the 2 judges in NJ got their own punishment for how they handled the cases. rape cases. who cares if the rapist came from a good family and is rich. he raped. the girl who got raped should not get asked;… Read more »

Bookworm

Thank God the majority of my fellow Americans are sick of PC and realize
That it is an attempt to stifle us all.

Donald Mccormick

There is a reason that they have NO MORE criminals living in San Francisco because they are just called formally incarcenated people. I other words those CRIMINALS are just called something different that what they really were. They could just be called JAILBIRDS or formally jailed people or maybe what they were REALLY CALLED – CRIMINALS. I do NOT like the DEMONcRATs changing what they call people and things around America as something that was for YEARS called what it was formally CALLED to make it sound better to their peanut sized brains and they can NOT remember any other name for some things and so they want everything called this new name to be something they might remember because in their eyes it could be something they might remember even by their SMALL MIND tat can not remember much and to them they just might forget what to call… Read more »

Robert

The author of this article hit it right on the head. We have too much POLITICAL CORRECTNESS in today’s world. We need to come out of the closet as conservatives, and we need to say the truth about what is going on in this world of OURS. I agree, a felon is a felon, anyway you put it.

Mickie Enders

Because language has power! Power to control public opinion! Doesn’t “undocumented” sound so mush better than ILLEGAL alien”

RobertM

I agree, 100001%, or more. :-)

Charlie Lunsford

I’m not sure if “PC” stands for Politically Correct or Pro Communist!

MariaRose

I can see allowing a “reformed” felon to assimilate back into society, but giving them better opportunities to not re-assume their previous lifestyle, but to give them a free pass to just go back with a pat on the back and new style name which merely gives them an entitlement to continue their criminal activities. Instantaneously giving back the rights they forfeited by their criminal actions doesn’t help reform anyone–just ask the good Patrol Officers, who have to deal with them about the percentage of repeaters. This tactic is merely adding glamour to being sent to jail, like a badge of honor to achieve, rather than a punishment for wrongdoing. Right reasoning but wrong tactics. I suggest that these so-called do-gooders offer to have these criminals become part of their environment in close contact while undergoing a reform process into society. Once they have to really deal with reality (which… Read more »

Centurion

I tell my LIE-beral friends (??) if they wish or try to violate my rights they automatically forfeit ALL of their rights, up to and including their right to life. Then I bring out my pocket knife. I’ve only had to open it twice.

notluf trebor

Hey, I’m from San Francisco, does this law require the victims to speak this way, too?

Roy Law

Let’s see? PC is right? WRONG! We need to be able to express ourselves and our beliefs and ideas without the hashtags that political correctness wants us to use. Brutal honesty is needed. I proudly served in Vietnam and experienced the name calling and the being spit on by the so called people who knew everything about what was going on over there while never leaving their classrooms. Call me old fashioned, but you are going to get what my opinion is on things, and I am not going to sugar coat it with the PC labels that the socialists, democrats, and commies want. I am 72 and just don’t care what they feel. I am going to call a duck a duck and a illegal alien a illegal alien!

Gerald Schalk

Our kids may be ‘smarter than that’ but only if they are taught (by both parents) HOW to think, instead of being taught (by school teachers) WHAT to think.

Dale Hammond

Speaking of brainwashing, how about our public school system. The students are brainwashed into believing in evolution, there is no God, do NOT have to respect authority, can not take an aspirin without parental permission but CAN have an abortion without it, sex is “fun” with no consequences, if it feels good, do it, and way too many other wrong things. YES, there is still, and always be OBJECTIVE right and wrong. God, have mercy upon us!

Kathy

This article puts my very thoughts into words.Thank you for putting your talent and boldness into effect to express the feelings of millions of Americans.

Mr & Mrs Corban Tabler

Is AMAC being censored? Recently or emails from you have names, etc blanked out. After this article, by John Grimaldi, the entire section “About AMAC” is blank except punctuation marks!!