by Donna Martinez
Former Senior Writer and Editor, John Locke Foundation
If you believe as I do that free speech is under assault, you will find this Rasmussen survey data of likely U.S. voters very interesting.
How do voters define political correctness? For 37%, it protects groups that have historically been discriminated against. But a plurality (47%) says political correctness is a tool used to silence political and social opponents. Seventeen percent (17%) are undecided.
A free society is built on the principle of robust speech, discussion, and disagreement. I fear for a nation that doesn’t rebuff the push by some to silence those with whom they disagree.