GDG- NPs & Slavery

Margaret D. Blough mdblough1 at
Wed Jan 4 00:23:39 CST 2012


Well said. To me also, the people who cry PC all too often seem to feel that they do not need to care about respecting the feelings of others, especially if they claim to be telling jokes. There are a lot of people in the US who seem to feel that the First Amendment means that they can say anything they want and no one can object. Aside from the very basic point that the First Amendment applies to government, not private individuals, the whole point of the First Amendment is that the remedy for allegedly "bad" speech is not government intervention either before or after the fact, but countervailing speech. 



----- Original Message -----
From: "Kerry Webb" <kwebb at> 
To: "GDG" <gettysburg at> 
Sent: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 1:05:47 AM 
Subject: Re: GDG- NPs & Slavery 

Esteemed GDG Member Contributes: 
On 4/01/12 12:20 PM, ATMackeyJr at wrote: 
> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes: 
> I don't mean any disrespect to anyone here, but in my opinion the term 
> "politically correct" is next to meaningless. Most of the time we see it, 
> it's merely substituted for "doesn't agree with me." 

Hear him! When I hear a thing lambasted as "political correctness" it 
usually seems to me common good manners. 


Kerry Webb 
Canberra, Australia 

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