February 7, 2013

Otequay of the Ayday

"I'm very very compassionate and I'm not out to offend anyone but PC is dangerous, because this country, you see, one of the founding principles was freedom of thought and freedom of expression. And it muffles people. It puts a muzzle on them. And at the same time, keeps people from discussing important issues while the fabric of their society is being changed. And we cannot fall for that trick. And what we need to do is start talking about things. Talking about things that are important. Things that were important in the development of our nation."

-Dr. Ben Carson in his keynote address to the 2012 National Prayer Breakfast

Carson also said, "Forget about unanimity of speech and unanimity of thought and concentrate on being respectful of those people with whom we disagree. That's when I think we start to make real progress."

Quote of the Day Posted by JohnGalt at February 7, 2013 6:57 PM

Be polite, although you have a right not to be. The question becomes: what if they forbid what you don't want to do, anyway? Then what do you do?

Posted by: Steve D at February 8, 2013 5:00 PM

Well, when they banned smoking in public I cheered. Now that I see the insatiability of the personal behavior police I have an urge to take up smoking so that I can do it in public. Politely, of course. ;)

Posted by: johngalt at February 8, 2013 5:33 PM | What do you think? [2]