Civility and Political Correctness

Commercialism in American life is also a force destructive of civility. (Agnes M. Conklin, 1922)

On June 16, 2015, Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president. In his speech, he lamented that we never beat China in a trade deal, that we never beat Japan in car sales, and that countries are dumping their worst citizens into our country. Quite famously, he said that Mexico is sending criminals, and rapists, and “some good people.” Not exactly civil. Not very PC, either.

During the election cycle, he also pointed to “political correctness” as a major problem for…