September 25, 2012
EMPTY CHAIRS AND THE INTELLECTUAL EMPTINESS OF POLITICAL CORRECTNESS: So a guy in Colorado decides to pull an Eastwood and hang an empty plastic lawn chair in a tree. Admittedly in bad taste because it evokes symbolism of lynchings. And while the guy may be a real jerk (I don’t know), this is classic political speech fully protected by the First Amendment. In the chair owner’s words, “The current administration in Washington is an empty chair,” Jacobsen said. “They just aren’t doing their job for America.” Now the progressive political correctness crowd is calling it “hate speech” and trying–in typical fashion–to bully him into taking it down.