When Conservatives Follow the Left's Vulgar Lead

By:  Selwyn Duke
05/23/2012
       
When Conservatives Follow the Left's Vulgar Lead

Our Founding Fathers knew that there is an inextricable link between liberty and virtue; however, many conservatives today are unwittingly helping liberals define deviancy downward by their use and acceptance of profane and vulgar language.

 

Our Founding Fathers knew that there is an inextricable link between liberty and virtue; however, many conservatives today are unwittingly helping liberals define deviancy downward by their use and acceptance of profane and vulgar language.

 

Many of us have heard the story about the North Carolina schoolteacher who shrieked at her students that they could be “arrested” for criticizing Barack Obama. The teacher’s words speak for themselves and have been, as is only right, roundly condemned. But it’s not her behavior that bothers me most.

It’s no secret that schoolteachers often seek to instill their leftist tendencies in students or that conservatives recognize the problem. What conservatives don’t recognize so well are the leftist tendencies in themselves.

What do I mean? Consider the following exchange between said teacher (her name hasn’t been released) and the student she locked horns with:

Teacher: Do you realize that people were arrested for saying things bad about Bush? Do you realize you are not supposed to slander the president?

Student: You would have to say some pretty f**** up c*** about him to be arrested.… When Bush was President everybody talked s*** about Bush.

Teacher: Because he was s****y.

The problem is not just what the teacher said, but how she said it. Do you find it at all striking that profanity is accepted as part of dialogue in this classroom, on the part of both teacher and student? Because I haven’t heard any conservatives mention it.

 

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