The Trump administration has given the Centers of Disease Control a list of seven words or phrases they are forbidden to use.
Fascinating the list contains seven words. I guess we can think about replacing the seven words you can’t say on television to “Vulnerable, Entitlement, Diversity, Transgender, Fetus, Evidence-Based and Science-Based.”
Spokesperson Alison Kelly for the CDC did not give a reason why the Trump administration has banned these words in any CDC official documentation in relation to the national budget.
I am no constitutional expert, but this smacks of Freedom of Speech. Granted, we are not talking about silencing an individual or a certain group. However, we are being shown that this administration wants to tamp down all of the definitions that are related to civil rights; first and foremost, the freedom of speech.
It also smacks of fascism. For those that aren’t sure of the definition of fascism, simply put, it is a way of ruling that advocates the total control of the people. In this form of government, the people are looked at as a bundle or one body that must be controlled by the government with absolute force.
This action is dangerous and reckless. To forbid the CDC from using the word “fetus” if addressing fetal health causes messages to be unclear. Which is exactly what the Trump-Pence administration wants. They want the capability to tell us Americans what we need. Tell me how that makes us free?
If this doesn’t cause an outrage to any American citizen, then you deserve to be led by your nose to the cliff. The Republican party, for the most part, have great sounding core beliefs:
(From http://Republican Views Website)
- The best government for the people is one that is closest to the people and therefore, the government should not interfere unless they are needed.
- The strength of the nation lies within the individuals who live in the country and therefore feel that the individual’s freedom, dignity and responsibility must come first and foremost in our government.
- Free enterprise and encouraging individual initiative are what has brought the country economic prosperity in the past and what will continue to bring it to prosperity today.
- The government must practice fiscal responsibility and allow its people to keep the money they work for.
- America should work to protect national freedom first while working to spread peace, freedom and human rights in the world.
Tell me, under which of these core beliefs would banning certain terminology fit?
How does this ban of seven terms not interfere needlessly?
How does this ban of seven terms place our freedom, dignity and responsibility first and foremost?
How does this ban of seven terms help bring America prosperity?
How does this ban of seven terms help the government practice fiscal responsibility and allow its people to keep the money they work for?
How does this ban of seven terms protect national freedom and help spread peace, freedom and human rights in the world?
One answer for all six of these questions: It doesn’t.
If I was able to have a conversation with President Trump, I would want to know why these words are being banned. But knowing how President Trump would react to a direct question, he would most likely obfuscate and just start yelling “Fake News!”
President Trump, just what makes us vulnerable in discussing diversity? What makes you feel entitled to dictate to this diverse country, including transgenders, with no evidence-based or science based facts, on the health of a fetus?
Did you notice there Mr. President, that I used all seven of those terms in questioning your unmitigated gall to control an inalienable right to speech?
I suspect I’ll be hearing from the Secret Service sometime soon.