Political Correctness
Definition from Google. noun: the avoidance, often considered as taken to extremes, of forms of expression or action that are perceived to exclude, marginalize, or insult groups of people who are socially disadvantaged or discriminated against. A simple example: If Laura, Kate and Sarah go out for lunch, they will call each other Laura, Kate and Sarah. If Mike, Dave and John go out, they will affectionately refer to each other as Fat Boy, Bubba and Wildman. Is this offensive to the men doing the nicknaming? Is it offensive to others who might hear them? Does it matter? A more complex example: As reported in the media, in a memo to students sent out by West Virginia University (WVU), Title IX coordinator James Goins, Jr. declares that anyone who refuses to use a person’s preferred transgender pronouns is breaking federal law! A political example: Robert Litan, a Democrat, was fired from his left leaning think tank after delivering testimony against an Elizabeth Warren-backed Labor Department plan to regulate financial advisers. Half of House Democrats and virtually all Republicans in Congress oppose the plan because of its costs. Instead of rebutting his argument, Ms. Warren decided to punish it, he was fired from his think tank. One ridiculous example: Princeton University’s ‘Men’s Engagement Manager’, to rehabilitate men that are too masculine. Obviously there are many more, even more dramatic, examples of political correctness gone wild in our culture today. Political correctness can be best described as the opposite of or the enemy of truth.

The real significance of Harriett Tubman's image on the $20 bill

5/4/16
by Allen West,
from NCPA,
4/29/16:

It's not often I can say that I'm pleased with news coming from the Obama administration and especially from Jacob Lew of the Treasury Department. But I must admit, there is truly a reason to celebrate. There had been much speculation about the Obama administration's desire to change the faces on the $10 and $20 bills. As you probably know by now, Alexander Hamilton, Revolutionary War hero, coauthor of our Constitution, and first secretary of the Treasury, gets to stay. I am quite sure that the very successful and popular Broadway show had a little something to do with that decision. But it was the news that Harriett Tubman was selected to be on the $20 bill that made me so very proud. There are many who viewed this as a particularly political decision to have a woman and a black American on U.S. currency. I must say, regardless of whether that was the intention, the selection is astounding and calls on us to examine the greater meaning. Harriett Tubman symbolizes and embodies the power of one to break the nefarious hold of tyranny on the lives of blacks. She took on slavery. I'm stoked about this because Harriett Tubman was a gun-toting black female Republican and she gets to replace the recognized founder of the Democratic Party, former U.S. President Andrew Jackson. And when you consider the heroism, courage and conviction of Ms. Tubman, who better to be on the front of the $20 bill? Now, being a graduate of the University of Tennessee and a former military officer, I have an immense regard and respect for "Old Hickory." However, if there is to be someone replacing Andy Jackson, Harriett Tubman is about as fine a choice as one can make. Why? Harriett Tubman is known for her exploits with the "Underground Railroad." It was her direct efforts that resulted in the freedom of countless blacks, enabling them to escape from slavery. Tubman played an instrumental part in undermining and challenging the Democratic Party and its support of the institution of slavery. She became an integral and vital symbol of a movement fully embraced by the Republican Party: The abolition of slavery, breaking the physical chains of bondage preventing individual freedom. Which, in turn, prevented the United States from living up to those seminal words of Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."

Was the purpose, intention, and goal of the Obama administration to make a pandering gesture as part of its inane "social justice" progressive agenda? Probably so, but her placement on the currency is not just about being the first black and first woman in 100 years. Ms. Tubman symbolizes the fight that continues, still against the Democratic Party, the party of the fella she replaced on the bill. Today, it's not slavery, but socialism that enslaves the individual economic freedom of black Americans. The new American Socialist Party, once known as the Democratic Party, has created the metaphysical chains of dependency to do even worse than what was done in the era of slavery. They've destroyed the indomitable individual spirit in the black community, which now sits waiting for the crumbs of government subsistence — instead of reaching for the golden ring of the American dream. It was Democratic President Lyndon Johnson who, with his Great Society idea of government giving a check to women who have children out of wedlock as long as they do not have a man, (i.e. dad) in the home, that has exacerbated the epidemic rise of single parent households in the black community. Yes, 50 years ago, the two-parent household in the black community was about 77 percent. Today it is 24 percent.

Ms. Tubman represents the new age of black abolitionists, freedom fighters and black conservatives who've escaped via the modern "Underground Railroad" of educational and economic empowerment from the liberal progressive economic plantation of the welfare nanny-state. And just as there was a bounty of some $40,000 on her head then, black conservatives have a defined bounty placed upon them now. They're the ones leading their black brothers and sisters to a newfound freedom. A freedom rooted in better education opportunities. A liberty established in the restoration of the black family. An independence that comes with economic empowerment via small business entrepreneurship and true earned home ownership— not progressive socialist policies.

Harriett Tubman is representative of our Founding Fathers and what America symbolizes — the power of one to break the nefarious hold of tyranny.

Congratulations, Harriett. As a black Republican, you, Frederick Douglass, and Booker T. Washington set the standard, one that I shall strive to honor.

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