With all the threats our country is currently facing today, you would think Barack Obama would have better things to worry about than politically correct nonsense. However, this unfortunately is not the case at all.
According to Western Journalism, Obama signed a ridiculous new law on Friday that expunges offensive terms like “Oriental” and “Negro” from two 40-year-old pieces of federal codes.
“Many Americans may not be aware that the word ‘Oriental’ is derogatory,” said Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y. “But it is an insulting term that needed to be removed from the books, and I am extremely pleased that my legislation to do that is now the law of the land.”
One example of the change can be found in the Department of Energy Organization Act. Though it once read “a Negro, Puerto Rican, American Indian, Eskimo, Oriental, or Aleut or is a Spanish-speaking individual of Spanish descent,” it now reads, “Asian American, Native Hawaiian, a Pacific Islander, African-American, Hispanic, Puerto Rican, Native American, or an Alaska Native.”
Local Public Works Capital Development and Investment Act of 1976 were also given a language update. One commenter pointed out just how much of a waste of time this new law is.
“It’s amazing that some people are so offended over the dumbest things. These words are a part of history, of America’s past. Hardly anyone still uses these words today, so why cause such a fuss over nothing?” wrote John S. Roberts on Young Conservatives
“If you’re a liberal, sticks and stones may break your bones, but words are the true killer,” he added. “Remember, words have no power (over) you. Keep repeating that to yourself if you’re a Democrat.”
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