The “Politically Correct” movement has gained much momentum over recent years and now dominates the thinking on many college campuses and in many public-service arenas. “Political Correctness” censors any speech, and attempts to censor any attitude, which does not align itself with the prevalent philosophy held by those in power.
However, as despicable as it is, the “Politically Correct” movement is nothing new. Ecclesiastes 1:9 states:
“Political Correctness” was a stifling force on anti-slavery discussions in the mid 1800s. One of those who stood firmly against the compliant trend was William Jay, son of John Jay (a Founding Father and first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court), both of whom were anti-slavery leaders. In 1849, William Jay authored a book which addressed the slavery issue. In his introduction he explained why he would not acquiesce to the pro-slavery position, despite its popularity and prevalence at the time. His words provide excellent advice for us today:
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