Sixty-three percent (63%) of U.S. voters say political correctness prevented the military from responding to warning signs from Major Nidal Malik Hasan that could have prevented the Fort Hood shootings from taking place.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that just 16% disagree and do not believe political correctness kept military authorities from possibly stopping the killing of 13 people and the wounding of many others in the November 5 incident. Twenty-one percent (21%) are not sure.
This is tremendously encouraging for someone like me who despises political correctness, not only because I’m a Jersey bigmouth who lacks a filter, but also because I’m someone who has studied enough to recognize the significant damage such a speech regime does to free states and the quality of political discourse. Make no mistake about it, I firmly believe that P.C. is what’s bringing down the quality of our political discourse and not the yellin’ and the cussin’.
The Fort Hood massacre was a preventable terrorist attack that happened because the powers that be were indirectly silenced by the disastrous, amorphous, intangible shock collar known as “political correctness”.