Cor­rect­ness

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Re­gard­ing “Gover­nor digs in, re­fus­ing to re­sign as out­cry grows” (Sun­day morn­ing, Feb. 3): If the “court of pub­lic opin­ion” is suc­cess­ful in get­ting the res­ig­na­tion of ev­ery elected of­fi­cial who has had some prior un­in­ten­tional in­dis­cre­tion in their life then even­tu­ally we will run out of politi­cians and fu­ture politi­cians. It doesn't even have to be an in­dis­cre­tion; it just has to be per­ceived as one to get some­body kicked out of of­fice.

Has so­ci­ety got­ten so blood­thirsty that no amount of a sin­cere apol­ogy is ac­cept­able, even though there was no in­tent to dis­crim­i­nate or in­sult any­body at the time the in­dis­cre­tion was com­mit­ted?

Po­lit­i­cal cor­rect­ness will be the death of our so­ci­ety at the rate we are go­ing. Any­body can be of­fended for any rea­son, and it will be po­lit­i­cally cor­rect to have that per­son ru­ined or that per­son lose his liveli­hood. Robert M. Louie, Hous­ton

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