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Banning words, banning truth

I have watched the Trump administration assault on science this past year with great concern.

Apparently they are not satisfied with insisting on their own set of facts, but now they are trying to remove terms/words that the Centers for Disease Control, and just about anyone else who can read, uses in their documents! It is clear that they are pandering to a segment of our population that is threatened by science and technology. Do they really expect us to stop using words like fetus, diversity, evidence-based and vulnerable when everyone clearly understands their meaning, just to appease some whose sensibilities might be tweaked? It is time for us to stand up to these blatant assaults on truth.

What is next on the Trump agenda: banning the periodic table and “Grey’s Anatomy”? How about banning huge, biggest, fantastic, greatest and SAD?

Jim Sledge

Spokane


 

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