Senator Harry Reid (D Nev),
Subject: The First Amendment protects the Washington “Redskins”
Copies to: Senator Dean Heller ( R Nev), Rep Steven Horsford ( D Nev),Rep Joe Heck ( R Nev)
Dear Senator Reid,
The offended speech police like yourself persist in demanding that the NFL owner of the storied franchise change the name of the overwhelmingly successful team to something other than the “Redskins”. The speech police and practitioners of political correctness are playing their politically correct First Amendment destruction game of trying to undermine and erode the right of free speech granted under the First Amendment . They do this by raising the specter of the name’s ” offensiveness,”a racial ploy very much in line with the radical Islamic blasphemy law under the Sharia where anything “offensive to Muslims” is outlawed. Both the far Left and the radical Sharia adhering Islamists are paired in a constitutionally destructive anti American unholy alliance. In the final analysis,this is yet another assault on the US Constitution, subtle but nonetheless an assault.
Into these overly sensitive intolerants must be ingrained the idea that free speech still rules supreme in this nation and that no one in this country is legally required to conform to another person’s idea of what constitutes ” racial slur”, “poor taste” or “tasteless insult”. The Redskins of DC football fame rule supreme with their fans and millions of other Americans. Learning to live in a society where some people are offended by someone else’s speech is a sign that the First Amendment is alive and well. As a US Senator your job is to fight to uphold the US constitution,not undermine it with your ideological bias and hateful condemnations.
It’s only when well intended Americans succumb to the pressure from the progressive Left (yourself included) or the Sharia adhering radical fundamental Islamists, as represented by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), that First Amendment rights are endangered by voluntary acquiescence or surrender.