A survey of 2,300 people by the Cato Institute shows that 71% of Americans believe political correctness has shut down discussion on important issues, and 58% said they don’t express their beliefs anymore. Liberals are more likely to speak their minds than conservatives, but Liberals are the ones who determine political correctness. Here are some other shocking statistics: 51% of liberals says it is OK to punch Nazis, 80% of liberals say it is hate speech to call for the deportation of illegal immigrants and 53% of Republicans favor revoking citizenship of flag-burners. -GEG
A vast majority of Americans fear political correctness is destroying free speech in the United States, as many reveal they don’t even bother expressing their beliefs anymore, a new poll shows.
In a sweeping survey of 2,300 adults, the Cato Institute also found that liberals are more likely to speak their minds than conservatives and that minorities are less offended by microaggression than college presidents who impose speech codes on students.
Seventy-one percent of Americans believe political correctness has shut down discussion on important issues, and 58 percent avoid talking about controversial subjects, according to Cato’s 2017 Free Speech and Tolerance Survey.
The poll also found:
51 percent of liberals says it is OK to punch Nazis.
53 percent of Republicans favor revoking citizenship of flag-burners.
51 percent of Democrats would make it a crime to refuse to use the preferred pronouns of transgendered people.
65 percent of Republicans would fire professional football players for refusing to stand for the national anthem.
80 percent of liberals say it is hate speech to call for the deportation of illegal immigrants.
The survey also found that most blacks and Hispanics are not offended by many phrases categorized as microaggression.
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan has been accused of sabotage for allegedly leaking ICE to arrest thousands of migrant families who have been denied asylum in ten major cities. Trump tweeted that he is delaying the deportations for two weeks, at the request of the Democrats.
A Baptist pastor, Afhsin Yaghtin, was arrested and jailed after refusing to move across the street from the public library while exercising his right to free speech against a “Drag Queen Story Hour.” There was a strong police presence, including snipers on the rooftop.
The leaders in Ireland plan to use tax hikes, bans on fuel, and red tape to enact a new climate program that includes a scheme to force people out of their cars to reduce carbon emissions to zero by 2050.
Tucker Carlson says that the Republican Party seems out of sync with conservative voters because the Koch brothers, major funders of the GOP, actually oppose most conservative policy goals. The Koch brothers support open borders. And they have now joined the left-wing campaign against free speech.
An Australian study showed that some people, especially teens, are suffering from ‘text neck,’ which is muscle weakness that causes the body makes more bone on the back of the head to compensate. The new bone spurs will be passed down to future generations through epigenetics.
An American surveillance drone was shot down by Iranian forces and Trump was set to strike three sites in Iran but he reversed course after military leaders disclosed that 150 people would likely be killed. Trump wrote that it would not be a proportionate response to downing a drone that did not have anyone on board.
In October 2018, during the senate hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Capitol Police arrested 27-year-old Jackson Cosko of DC for “allegedly posting private, identifying information (doxxing) about one or more United States Senators.” Accused ‘doxxer’
The bill was poised to pass in the Senate until Republican lawmakers scattered outside the state to avoid being rounded up by troopers to avoid the scheduled vote. The Republicans are calling for the vote to be put on a ballot for the citizens to decide.
Senator Josh Hawley authored a bill to end immunity granted to tech companies under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act that shields them from publisher liability lawsuits if the companies provide an open public forum. Unfortunately, the big tech companies have engaged in political censorship.
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