Political correctness run amok

It is amusing to me how the politically correct crowd has changed the wording to certain things to make it sound better than it really is.

Such as, when I was going up, if a couple was living together out of wedlock, it was called "shacking up.” Now it is my “live-in boyfriend” or “we are having a relationship.” American Indians are now Native Americans, illegal immigrants are now undocumented workers, government housing projects are now government apartment complexes, and it goes on and on.

If someone stands up and actually tells the truth about what is causing some of the problems we face in this country, they are condemned for it because it offends some people.

I guess one day instead of calling a person that kills someone a murderer they will be called a life-challenging person.

What a joke. As the saying goes, the more things change the more they stay the same.

Richard Morris

Newnan



More Opinion

Let’s get an Ebola reality check

It is said the greatest fear is the fear of the unknown. The great unknown today is Ebola, which, if you follow the headlines, is the Black ... Read More


Rants, Raves & Really?!?

A look back at last week’s highs, lows and whatevers: RANT: Two men, Allen Cantrell and Wes Watson, were killed by gunfire. Within 48 ... Read More


Georgia Says

Morning News, Savannah, Georgia, on shameful payments to Nazis: It's morally repugnant that former Nazis have apparently been paid millions ... Read More


Vigils that should not occur

There were two candlelight vigils Tuesday night. Neither one should have happened. At one event on Widgeon Trail, hundreds of friends and fa ... Read More


Every dollar counts

We’re glad to see that the Coweta Community Foundation is on the move. The foundation recently announced the launch of its 2014 fundra ... Read More

Rants, Raves & Really?!?

A look back at last week’s highs, lows and whatevers: RAVE: Newnan City Council has approved a $227,000 contract for the engineering d ... Read More