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The first shot in the war on political correctness

By Frank Salvato
web posted November 29, 2004

Political correctness used to be something that most people considered an annoyance, well-adjusted people anyway. Championed by a group of malcontent busybodies who were probably "traumatized" as children and who have developed a passion for sticking their noses into other people's business, political correctness, in its infancy, was about gender pronouns, hyphenated nationalities and stereotypes that only the thin-skinned could possibly consider offensive. Alarmingly, this is not the case anymore.

Many have said that we're in the midst of a culture war, a war between those of liberal beliefs and those of conservative beliefs. This is most likely the case and the 2004 presidential election was evidence of that. While traditionalism, in the form of conservative votes, won out in the presidential, congressional and many state and local elections, political correctness is detached from the will of the voters and is encroaching on the very sovereignty of our nation. It is encroaching through the vehicles of our courts and our schools courtesy of organizations like the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Education Association.

Political correctness is literally a form of cultural Marxism. Where Marxism is an economic-political doctrine, political correctness is a cultural-political doctrine. They are both totalitarian. They are both dangerous. The fact that political correctness is derived from Marxism is the last thing that its supporters want you to know. Left to their ways, whether knowingly or unknowingly, these tools of Marxism would eventually rewrite our nation's history to reflect their neutered, genderless, religion-less and factually perverted version of how we came to be.

In the Cupertino Union School District of California there exists just such a ‘tool' in Principal Patricia Vidmar. Where almost 100% of the principals in our education system are derived from its compliment of teachers we can argue that Vidmar is heavily influenced by the politically correct champion of left-leaning educational philosophies, the NEA.

Vidmar and the Cupertino Union School District are currently being challenged in court for not allowing a teacher to hand out supplemental literature to students about American History because the historical documents contain references to "God." This is disturbing and a blatant example of the encroachment of political correctness into our history. More stunning and enraging is the fact that the supplemental literature in question is the United State's Declaration of Independence.

Alliance Defense Fund Senior Counsel Gary McCaleb said, "Throwing aside all common sense, the district has chosen to censor men such as George Washington and documents like the Declaration of Independence." He further stated, "The district's actions conflict with American beliefs and are completely unconstitutional." He was being nice.

Trying to manipulate our country's history through political correctness is despicable. Nauseatingly, it happens all the time and more often than not in California where the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reigns. But censoring, effectively outlawing, our Declaration of Independence from the classrooms of our schools in an effort to be politically correct is tantamount to a direct attack on our country by Marxism. Make no mistake, this censorship; the outlawing of one of our founding documents was deliberate. Vidmar is a traitor guilty of sedition and should be held accountable for her actions. Personally, I believe the full strength of our laws should be used against her and she should be tried for her crime. After being found guilty of treason, she should be marched into a public square and, pursuant to our laws against treason and sedition hung, for all to see. Some will protest that this is strong language, "over the top" as Monsieur Kerry would say. I do not believe this to be the case. Words, sentiments and ideology are just as lethal as the bullet, knife or bomb. Nazi Germany stands in testament to that.

The first shot of the War on Political Correctness has been fired and their target is our Declaration of Independence. Unless we want the didactics of Mao, Marx and radical Islam to supersede the factual teaching of our country's origins and creation, unless we want the likes of Osama bin Laden teaching American History in our classrooms, we must take a stand.

Contact your representatives in Congress and insist that political correctness, in any fashion, be halted immediately. Reject the marketed persuasion of political correctness. Let us, the silent majority, the same majority that rejected the notion of four years of ultra-liberal rule in the last election turn the tide against this totalitarian insurrection upon our country's priceless history, traditions and values.

The ACLU succeeds in getting a cross removed from a city seal and a nativity scene banished from a public square. A teacher is reprimanded for having a picture of a sitting president on her classroom wall. A principle banishes the Declaration of Independence from the classroom. The history and traditions of Islam are being taught in our schools yet the word "God" is under fire in our Pledge of Allegiance. I ask you, what will be next if we fail to stop this cancer?

Who will stand with me in this most noble of endeavors? For if we do not fight this evil, this direct attack upon our nation, her heritage and her principles, we should not be surprised if Khrushchev was correct and our country falls without a shot being fired in her defense.

The time to act is now.

Frank Salvato is a political media consultant and managing editor for TheRant.us. His pieces are regularly featured in Townhall.com. He has appeared on The O'Reilly Factor and numerous radio shows. His pieces have been recognized by the Japan Center for Conflict Prevention and are periodically featured in The Washington Times as well as other national and international publications. He can be contacted at oped@therant.us Copyright © 2004 Frank Salvato

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