Skip to comments.George Will: "The New American Entitlement" Is "To Go Through Life Without Being Offended" (video)
Posted on 12/22/2013 11:13:45 AM PST by i88schwartz
GEORGE WILL: What we do see here, and this goes to the viewers' question about political correctness, the new biggest American entitlement is the entitlement to go through life without being offended. People think they have a right not to have their feelings hurt, not to have their sensibilities in any way exacerbated. I'd refer them to Jefferson who said, it does me no harm if my neighbor believes in 20 gods or one god, it neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg. We have forked for millennia to get to a point where we say the law will protect our possessions and our persons, but not our feelings and people just have to get over it.
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What ever happened to “Sticks and stones will break your bones but names will never hurt you”?
It's the equivalent of using the N-word. Like to see Fox and other networks come out and say they will no longer allow use of the word - see what the libs say then ...
In an 'ideal world' you're right, but the rules have changed. You can argue all you want about the rule changes, but the other team is scoring points up and down the field. The conservatives have got to adjust their game plan to the new rules - go after our opponents language they use to denigrate us.
It’s really about Satan not having the Light of God shine in his eyes.
“Diversity” is just a tool to crush Christianity and all Biblical beliefs, in general.
It is NOT about “accepting diverse” viewpoints, it’s about crushing yours to promote theirs.
If we sued all the siblings that teased and bullied, the courts wouldn't have time for anything else.
Thank goodness we have government approved abortion...it must save bazillions not to have to try them as "MURDER" cases.
Obama is ‘dissing’ all of us. Disinsuring us, that is.
i’m offended by the liberals’ laws, plans, and ideas every day.
apparently i’m not in the entitlement class being talked about.
If you go through life”Never Offended”;how can you be CERTAIN??????????????????????
Unfortunately the anti-outrage approach is too broad an argument. Conservatives need to express outrage at the proper things, not to stop expressing outrage at all.
George Will is being too clever here — he’s trying to avoid giving a direct opinion on the homosexual agenda. He actually is a secular libertarian who once said being gay is like being left-handed. It’s no big deal, he said. Tell that to the children of two men, deprived of a mother’s love.
Al Gore’s invention the Internet is the best guarantee that you will NOT go through life without being offended!
George Will, what a laugh! Wasn’t the first Mrs. Will “offended”?
Why don't you tell us what you think about what he said and skip your gratuitous insults that none of us cares about? I used to think ad hominem arguments were a liberal tactic.
I've learned different.
AwwwWW! Look at Georgie getting all interested in the social sciences! Bless his heart!