As we approach Presidents Day, it’s essential to remember not to use gender-specific language, like Founding Fathers, if you’re a city worker in San Diego. The Pacific Justice Institute caught this wild exercise in political correctness. The city of San Diego has now said that workers can't refer to the Founding Fathers by their proper title on Monday (via Fox News):
The traditional reference to America's patriotic patriarchs was an example of "gender biased" language in a city manual, and the admonition not to use it was reinforced this week with verbal orders, according to legal watchdog group, Pacific Justice Institute.
“At a time set aside to honor American icons to whom we owe our constitutional freedoms, it is offensive and indefensible that the City of San Diego is directing employees not to even mention the Founding Fathers,” Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institute, said in a statement provided to FoxNews.com.
The warning against referring to Washington, Jefferson, Adams and company as "Founding Fathers" first appeared in a section of a city-issued manual titled, “Bias-Free Language.”
In a statement, city spokeswoman Katie Keach said workers are now free to characterize the framers of the Constitution in the traditional language.
“The ‘founding fathers’ reference was an example used in the correspondence manual, nothing more," she said. "This example has been removed."
Folks, this is getting out of control. Facts are facts, but in psycho-political correctness land–hope is down, black is white. We’ve seen what it’s done to our college campuses by turning them into cesspools of intolerance. So, please enjoy Triumph the Insult Dog’s venture to the University of New Hampshire, where he (and by he, I mean comedian Robert Smigel) wanted to know about safe spaces, microaggressions, and gender neutrality (kill me now!). Yes, a bit cavalier, but pay attention to the redhead with the glasses. Her reactions are priceless.
[Warning: some strong language and adult content]