From banning school prayer and the display of our nation's flag, to grousing about sports teams mascots - the Politically Correct forces are "hard at work" making all Americans "safe" from being offended. Of course, there's no Constitutional guarantee against being offended (though the ACLU would like you to believe otherwise!) If there is such a right, then we demand that all liberals stop their whining, because we find it extremely offensive! Here are some examples of the PC Crowd's efforts. Please help us expose PC Mania by sending us examples, whether local or national. Send them (with supporting Internet links, if possible) to This nonsense must be reported for what it is: hypocrisy.

Know thy enemy -- The Wilderness Society has announced a fund-raising campaign to stop Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton from eliminating "special protections placed on America's last remaining roadless areas in our national forests." The only problem is that Mrs. Norton is charged with protecting the nation's parks, not its national forests. Trees are left to Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman, whose department oversees the U.S. Forest Service. (John McCaslin, Inside the Beltway, The Washington Times - 05-08-02)

Rock Island, IL -- A 12-year-old Rock Island girl will be in federal court to prevent her grade school from printing her winning yearbook cover design without the words she wanted: “God Bless America.” The original, winning entry by Marissa De La Rosa included that phrase, but the school made her erase those words and replace them with “Proud to be an American” after being told she had won, according to a lawsuit. Marissa and her father, Joseph De La Rosa, filed the suit in U.S. District Court, Rock Island, against the Rock Island-Milan School District, Ridgewood Elementary School Principal John Frieden and an unnamed school nurse. She is asking today for a temporary restraining order to prevent the school from printing the yearbook. “I want the school to publish my original design with ‘God Bless America’ in it instead,” Marissa, who attends sixth grade, said in a statement filed with the lawsuit. “I do not think it was right for the school to make me change my design.” An attorney for the school system, in letters to Marissa’s attorney filed along with the lawsuit, said he would “vigorously defend the district.” (, 05-06-02)

San Francisco, CA -- A high school journalism student sued the Novato Unified School District on Thursday, accusing officials of violating his free-speech rights by censoring editorials he wrote about immigration and reverse racism. The articles, which called for the arrest of all illegal immigrants and accused minorities of discriminating against white people, created a furor at Novato High School when one of them appeared in the school paper and the other was submitted for print. The lawsuit was filed in Marin County Superior Court by Novato High School senior Andrew Smith and his father, Dale Smith. It claims the district illegally censored the articles and subjected the younger Smith to public reprimand for expressing unpopular, politically incorrect positions. "They took what could have been a lesson about our cherished right to protected speech and turned it into a lesson for Andrew about the tyranny of the majority," said Cynthia Cook, a lawyer for the nonprofit Pacific Legal Foundation, which is representing the Smiths. "It was mob rule. They stifled Andrew's voice because he had an unpopular viewpoint." The lawsuit, which asks for unspecified damages, says Smith was denounced and reprimanded during public meetings organized by the district and taunted, threatened and harassed as a result of officials' actions. ( 05-06-02)

Man in the Moon - Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, searching for the right words to express his disappointment that Congress hasn't raised fuel-efficiency standards for vehicles sold in the United States in the last 15 years, stumbled into the wrong words. "It's unacceptable that we haven't changed fleet mileage averages in 15 years in this country. How many times have we gone to the moon in the last 15 years?" Mr. Daschle wondered to reporters at a briefing yesterday. Unfortunately for the senator, the last time humans were on the moon was Dec. 14, 1972, when two Apollo 17 astronauts returned to the orbiting command module. Maybe news just travels slower in Mr. Daschle's home state of South Dakota. "Hopefully, Sen. Daschle will work with President Nixon to beat those darn Soviet cosmonauts, who continue to hold that '17 days in space' record, and we must get out of Vietnam," said one Republican Senate leadership aide. (From Inside Politics, The Washington Times - Greg Pierce, 04-11-02)