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University seeks to limit free speech with ‘inclusive language’ campaign

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1332947117-free-speech-zoneAdministrators at the University of Maryland are using a $15,000 grant to prod students toward using politically correct language. The idea for the campaign was born when a staff member reported hearing “non-inclusive” language and apparently though the situation warranted behavior modification.

“I think so far it has created some interesting conversations on campus,” the employee said.

Though colleges are hotbeds of knee-jerk leftism, I’m sure at least some of those “interesting conversations” center around the nerve of any individual deciding which words are acceptable and which are not.

Obviously, profane and outright hurtful language should not be used in polite society and almost any individual without a psychopathic disorder do not need to be reminded of this fact.

Campaigns such as this one, though, seek to silence anyone using phrases – regardless of intent – the left deems insensitive. Some examples of problematic language, according to signs posted around campus, include “illegal alien,” “that’s so ghetto,” and “no homo.”
Leave it to a self-identified Libertarian and president of the university organization Students for Liberty to accurately describe this campaign by campus thought police.

“It is important to be civil with one another but this goes too far in taking language that most people would not find offensive and making us feel guilty for using it,” he said.

He said in order to perpetuate the First Amendment right to free speech on American campuses “requires the ability to say things without guilt.” Unfortunately, guilt is one of the few weapons the leftists in charge of most universities have in their arsenal – and what a highly effective weapon it is!

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What Makes Free Birth Control Expensive

Michelle Stansbury

Michelle Stansbury

Initially, when my local pharmacy informed me that the nine dollar co-pay on my birth control was now waived, I was surprised. When they went on to ask for my grocery card to give me gas points on the birth control I didn’t pay for, I was appalled. Free birth control and gas points sound picture-perfect, if you ignore the long term ripple effect.

Memorably, Milton Friedman said it best, “There is no such thing as a free lunch.”  If insurance companies are mandated to provide free services at the pharmacy or doctor’s office, they have to bill the recipient later through higher premiums to compensate for the added expense. Sky-high premiums are already expected to take effect for many starting next year; the plan my family and I are on will see a dismal increase of 27 percent.

If you aren’t already seeing a frustrating shade of blue, there are also twenty new tax hikes on families and small businesses scheduled in 2013 and onward courtesy of Obamacare.

Simply put, through increased insurance premiums and taxes, I’ll be paying for my birth control and for those around me several times over when I could have paid a measly nine dollars a month. My budget will tighten because our government and the Sandra Flukes of the world refuse to heed a basic life principal: Nothing is free; no matter how many times the government mandates otherwise.

Michelle Stansbury is a political consultant, paid speaker, and Fox Radio Political Commentator. You can follow her on Twitter: @MBStansbury and Subscribe on Facebook here.