The presidential campaign of NYC billionaire Donald Trump has interjected “political correctness” into the election cycle debates because of his lack of it. Political correctness is defined as “a pejorative term used to criticize language, actions, or policies seen as being excessively calculated to not offend or disadvantage any particular group of people in our society.” I’m not advocating rudeness or racist/sexist remarks, so what’s wrong with politicians speaking their minds in their own language? Frankly, I find it enlightening and prefer that approach rather than the bland, politically correct language of many of our senior politicians. I mean, really, who wants to hear Harry Reid or Mitch McConnell wax eloquently about anything? I prefer a more down-to-earth approach like Trump’s or Vice President Joe Biden’s even if it’s a bit colorful. Their own language lets voters know well before an election where they stand on political issues rather than afterward when it’s too late.
Robert Blevins, Garden City
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