“Trump Won Because Leftist Political Correctness Inspired a Terrifying Backlash” by Robby Soave Article Review
Comment on the article by R. Soave “Trump Won Because Leftist Political Correctness Inspired a Terrifying Backlash”
In the article “Trump Won Because Leftist Political Correctness Inspired a Terrifying Backlash”, Robby Soave points out that the growing rage against political correctness has resulted in Trump’s victory. According to the author, political correctness already was a problem on college campuses, where the far-left used their institutional power to punish students for saying or even thinking a wrong thing. Soave compares the situation on campuses with the political events that brought about Donald Trump’s victory. In Soave’s opinion, as many Americans felt deprived of freedom of speech, Trump’s promise to destroy the PC brought him victory.
I agree with Soave’s view that growing antipathy to the notion of political correctness has resulted in Trump’s victory. Indeed, Trump has expressed a very mainstream frustration shared by many people in the country. It is argued by many that today the PC has become a tool for concealing real facts, such as terrorism and sexism. Trump was the first to bring the question to the political arena and, therefore, the phenomenon we see here is a mainstream rage against the political correctness developed in the country during Obama’s presidency. In light of that, Trump gets support from people who share this rage, although the PC backlash does not necessarily mean that voters support everything what Donald Trump is saying or doing.
It is argued by some that political correctness is a way to limit speech. In other words, a lot of Americans feel being deprived of the opportunity to express their thoughts without passing them through a filter and, therefore, are simply afraid of expressing their thoughts as they do not think that it is politically correct. In light of that, Trump may be seen as the voice of an aggrieved part of the society, manly middle-class whites who share the frustration about the growing pressure of political correctness.
To sum up, Trump’s rejection of politically correct rhetoric and the generalized rage against the PC shared by many Americans resulted in Trump’s victory at the elections. Indeed the nation found Trump’s message convincing and applying to the social situation in the US where people feel no longer being allowed to express their thoughts without being politically correct.
B. Commerce clause
What is commerce clause? Outline the Gibbons v Ogden case 22 U.S. 1 (1824) Find two other SCOUTS cases dealing with the commerce clause and briefly explain them
The Commerce Clause refers to Article 1, Section 8, Clause 3 of the US Constitution. It gives Congress the power “to regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes.” Congress has historically used the Commerce Clause to justify its legislative authority over the activities of states, which resulted in an ongoing controversy concerning the balance of power between the states and the federal government.
One of the earliest cases defining the Commerce Clause in …