Keeping the Government Out of the Redskins Controversy
ESPN Washington Football Team Reporter John Keim writes about the Redskins trademark dispute:
Stay out, government: I agree with this take from The Washington Postís Sally Jenkins. If the Redskins are going to change their name, let it come from societal pressure and not from congressional action. She made it clear that sheís in favor of a name change, but also wrote: ďYou donít really want government agencies to become the arbiter of acceptable words and images. You really donít. The main reason you donít is because, like it or not, whatís offensive is subjective.Ē Totally agree. This isnít as much about them needing to take care of other issues as it is about that slippery slope. I'm not a fan of slippery slopes. [Emphasis supplied.]
This is in the best uninformed Tea Party tradition (though Kleim clearly is not a Tea Partier, he supports a name change) - a sort of "Keep The Government's Hands Off My Medicare." Did the government go out of its way to get involved in the controversy? Of course not. I'll explain on the flip.
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