Political Correctness: The Enemy of Free Speech


The problem with political correctness is not in opposing offensive words, but rather in trying to silence different worldviews, especially Christian and conservative beliefs. When political correctness seeks ideological conformity, it becomes a form of tyranny. The chief error of political correctness is that if an idea is offensive to someone, it must be wrong. In reality, when people believe something that is false, the truth can sometimes offend them. The only way to combat political correctness is by exercising one's right to free speech. In the marketplace of ideas, the truth-if it is not silenced-will eventually defeat falsehood.