If I could travel back in time, there are many things that I would try to change. For one, I would do everything within my power to make sure that “political correctness” never became a prevailing philosophy in our country. This is something I despise more than almost anything else. It is the single biggest factor in what I like to call the “wussification” of America.
In our society, it has become more important to be politically correct than to be honest and exercise freedoms, including the freedom of speech. Everyone seems to be afraid to say or do the wrong thing, and so they don’t say or do anything. Americans were a lot more interesting – mistakes and all – before political correctness came calling.
Now, many Americans have become whining, crying babies who just can’t wait to be offended by something. Instead of spending their time trying to accomplish something important, they sit around sobbing and complaining every time they think they’ve been slighted.
One of the many negative things that has come out of political correctness is that religion – and especially the freedom to demonstrate one’s faith – has become taboo. In an effort to build a clear separation between church and state, we’ve gone overboard and are seemingly taking God out of every equation.
A great example is what happened in a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs hospital recently. A group of 51 Texas grade school children thought it would be a wonderful idea to try to brighten the holidays for wounded veterans who have served this country so faithfully. So, they made Christmas cards for them, some of which were signed “Merry Christmas.”
Well, God forbid that any kind of religious faith be expressed in this country, and so the hospital denied those soldiers the cards because they were afraid some of them might be offended by the “Merry Christmas” wording. I almost fell out of my chair when I read that.
Liberty Institute Director of Litigation Hiram Sasser responded to this outrage by saying, “Targeting the benevolent work of little children for censorship is disgusting. Do the Grinches in the administration of the VA really believe our bravest warriors need protection from the heartfelt well wishes of small children saying Merry Christmas?”
Of course, this is only one of many attacks that our government has launched against Christianity. And let’s not forget that a vast majority of these attacks have come under the watch of our “Christian” president, Barack Obama, who has bent over backwards to make sure that some of our sworn enemies are not offended by anything that Americans say or do.
How do you feel about these Christmas cards to our wounded veterans being intercepted? I’d love to know if anyone else is as upset about it as I am.