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  • President Donald Trump has become a Super Bowl champion of something he purports to oppose: political correctness.,Authentic Laken Tomlinson Jersey,In calling on NFL owners and fans to punish athletes who engage in political protests

    so long as he abhors what the dissenters are saying.,Apparently he's fine with punishing dissenters

    In recent years, in workplaces and elsewhere — can squelch minority opinions and enforce a left-wing orthodoxy. They're right., many Republicans and conservatives have complained that political correctness — on university campuses

    employees and others who dissent from the majority's view,What they mean is that if those in positions of power punish students, and society suffers. Suppose that students think that abortion is immoral; that affirmative action is a terrible idea; that people have a constitutional right to possess guns; that climate change is not a serious threat; that the Affordable Care Act should be repealed., freedom is at risk

    If students know that they will be penalized if they say what they think — if they will be ridiculed or ostracized — they will just shut up. People won't be able to learn from each other.,Authentic Graham Glasgow Jersey,

    And note well: On one or more of those issues, “I think the big problem this country has is being politically correct.”, those who silence themselves might even be right. So Trump was onto something when he said

    I dislike it a lot when athletes refuse to stand for our national anthem. But our commitment to freedom of expression,Like Trump, and many other Americans, can't depend on whether we agree with the dissenters., and our rejection of mandatory conformitywomens Jake Rudock Jersey,

    “Compulsory unification of opinion achieves only the unanimity of the graveyard.”,Call it the neutrality principle. As Justice Robert Jackson put it in 1943womens Graham Glasgow Jersey,

    In insisting that owners should fire players who do not stand, Trump brazenly violated the neutrality principle. His words — “Fire or suspend!” — are more than a match for those of the most authoritarian university administrators., and in calling on fans to stop going to football games,womens Taylor Decker Jersey

    Trump's supporters might point to an important qualification: As a matter of constitutional law,To be sure, state and local officials — and not to the private sector., private employers are perfectly entitled to fire protesters. Americans often overlook the fact that the Constitution's free speech principle applies only to government — federal

    or if you want your faculty to be left-of-center,That's true and important. Those who run a business or a private university have a lot of room to maneuver. If you want your employees to be Republicans, as far as the Constitution is concerned. The Constitution's protection of free speech does not apply to the National Football League.,womens Jeff Heuerman Jersey, you can do that

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    Countless employers give a strong message to their employees: If you do your job well,Authentic Kenny Clark Jerseyor whether you're spending your spare time on protest activities. Those who run private hospitals do not inquire into the political views of nurses and doctors., we don't care for whom you vote

    not whether it fits with the political convictions of the professor,Authentic Jason Spriggs Jersey,For private universities, the best practice is to insist that what matters is the quality of the argument, the local community, or the president of the United States., the majority of the student body,womens Jason Spriggs Jersey

    Walter Payton,In a politically divided nation, professional sports are a unifying force. You can celebrate the achievements of Tom Brady, Michael Jordan and Bill Russell without caring whether they agree with you about immigration, North Korea or climate change., LeBron JamesAuthentic A'Shawn Robinson Jersey

    who know that they won't be punished if they want to take advantage of a privilege that all Americans enjoy — to take some kind of stand.,That's good for sports. It's good for fans. And it's great for playerswomens Laken Tomlinson Jersey,

    Angry that some football players have not stood up for the national anthem, his graceless words — “Fire or suspend!” — are more disrespectful still., Trump complains of “the total disrespect certain players show to our country.” Maybe so. But to our freedom-loving country and its traditions,Authentic Taylor Decker Jersey

    Justice Jackson, it is that no official, nationalism, that great opponent of political correctness, gets the last words: “If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation,Authentic Jeff Heuerman Jerseyreligion,or other matters of opinion.”, high or pettywomens Kenny Clark Jerseycan prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics