As students openly protest against free speech on college campuses across the U.S., three White House hopefuls exhibited a staggering self-censorship of a more serious nature during Saturday’s debate.
When asked whether she would acknowledge the “characterization ‘radical Islam'” in reference to the terrorists behind Friday’s attack in Paris, Democrat presidential front-runner went to great lengths in evading a direct answer. The closest the former secretary of state came to conceding the force behind terrorism on a worldwide scale came with its own caveat:
We are at war with violent extremism. We are at war with people who use their religion for purposes of power and oppression. And, yes, we are at war with those people. But I don’t want us to be painting with too broad a brush.
The two other candidates on stage showed a similar aversion toward using the term.
There exists a documented bias on the left against identifying America’s enemy as what it obviously is. While the same progressives insist each and every sexual, gender and racial identity possess its own painfully descriptive label, the very antithesis of American values somehow receives no such response.