Skip to comments.RGIII: Americans ‘Held Hostage By The Tyranny Of Political Correctness’
Posted on 05/01/2013 6:55:21 AM PDT by Red Badger
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III took to Twitter on Tuesday to complain about the tyranny of political correctness he believes is holding American culture hostage.
In a land of freedom we are held hostage by the tyranny of political correctness, the NFL player wrote on his official Twitter account. He followed up the post with a definition of the word, writing: Tyranny- a condition imposed by some outside agency or forceThe Twitter commentary comes as some are pushing the NFL to change the Redskins team name due to the racial implications of the Native American moniker. Additionally, NBA player Jason Collins garnered an abundance of media attention in the past week after coming out as the first openly gay player on a major, professional American sports team.
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Griffins post incited numerous politically-tinged criticisms.
Tyranny? Do we share a common reality? one person tweeted back to RGIII. Loyalty to local racist named team fading fading, wrote another.
The Redskins quarterback and 2011 Heisman Trophy winner responded to the backlash on Tuesday evening, writing, If we speak..we say it the wrong way If we do not speak we are cowards .
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Time to stand up, folks.
Laura Ingraham played Hail to the Redskins. I said “Hey, that’s the theme from Blazing Saddles”!
Maybe RG3 is the country’s best hope.
RGIII is right! PC is meant to silence dissent while they who made the rules of what is PC or not PC can forge ahead with their agenda
As a German-American the name Redtails offends me.
That’ll get the hawks all upset.
...just another conservative black speaking up, saying what he believes and being pummeled by diversified,cultured,tolerant,all knowing,understanding,political correct,media.
Also as a consumer who felt I was cheated out of $40.00 after watching Redtails I am offended.
Remember, it was a child that shouted that the Emperor had no clothes when all others were too afraid. Someone has to start the process. : )
Cheers for Robert Griffin. Don’t let the bastards wear you down!
What does a potato have to do with Native Americans?
Believe redskins were originally a Boston team, and the moniker refers to a type of bean popular in the region....
Hooray for RGIII!!!
It’s well passed time for people to stand up and tell the whiners, “TOUGH! I don’t care what you don’t like! Nothing is changing here!”
Love it. If forced to change the name, I second the Washington Thin Skins. Thin-skinned PC types have more to do with DC than the Tuskegee Airmen who were affilated with Alabama.
RGIII is impressive as a young hard working and intelligent QB. In spite of his heritage, he obviously doesn’t feel the destructive sense of entitlement so many young people due.
Now, he dares to dip his oar into the vile PC waters of America.
God bless RGIII! A profile in courage as he channels Dr. Ben Carson's primary point at the National Prayer Breakfast .... "The PC Police are out there in force at all times" ... and that's NOT GOOD for our Nation.
Long live the Redskins!
Hmmm, if you don't like THAT suggestion then you're obviously a racist... (Coming soon to an editorial near you.)
Yes, but there is no freedom because of PC.
As an Eagles fan, bravo RG3! These guys will all have to stand up to this crap together. Athletes for freedom of conscience. Power in numbers. What will the NFL do then? Fire them all? I am sure the rainbow wrist-bands or shoes will be mandatory at some point for a few weeks in the season just like the pink stuff. This is the issue republican candidates have to embrace in order to sway minorities from the democrat party.
First the Fighting Sioux, now the Redskins.
I could care less about football, RG3, however is pretty awesome. He verbally smacked down Bob Parker for questioning if he was an “authentic brother, or a corn ball brother” Implying he cant be black as a conservative with a white fiancée.
RGIII, come play for the Cowboys. Cowboys don’t mind having a football team named after them.
Wow. Does RGIII know what he’s getting himself into with tweets like that?
Exactly. The only cure for a rabidly Marxist black man is a unapologetic conservative black man. Him being a popular professional athlete is a bonus.
RG III wow....I yes you don't the play for the WASHINGTON REDTAILS...
REDTAILS?? Are their TAILS going to be WHIPPED EVERY GAME?
As a baboon the name Redtails offends me.
The libs would never suggest that the New Zealand’s All Blacks national rugby team change its name because they would tell them to FO.
True... change the helmets with a picture of a RED Skin potato.
They are the only sporting team named for a vegetable...