First Redskins, and now Rangers

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By Silvio Canto, Jr.

 

Is anyone surprised?  I had a feeling there’d be a follow-up to renaming the Washington Redskins.

According to global opinions editor Karen Attiah of The Washington Post, the Texas Rangers are racist all the way.

This is the story:

On the heels of the Washington Redskins retiring its name and mascot amid pressure from critics and corporate sponsors, an op-ed written by Attiah made the case that “to know the full history of the Texas Rangers is to understand that the team’s name is not so far off from being called the Texas Klansmen.”

Growing up in Dallas, Attiah recalled going to Rangers games with her father as a child, not realizing at the time that the Rangers “were a cruel, racist force when it came to the nonwhites who inhabited the beautiful and untamed Texas territory.”

OK.  Why is it always the white guy who destroys the beautiful and untamed territory?

Her article is confirmation that this is a step-by-step destruction of American heritage.  Furthermore, this is not going to stop until a professional team owner hangs up the phone and tells this crowd to go to you know where.

Call your team owner and tell him to stand up to this mob.  It won’t end until they get the Yankees and Cowboys, the two premier examples of “white male supremacy” in their eyes.

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The federal government, which has ” Tomahawk” cruise missiles and “Apache,” “Blackhawk,” ‘Kiowa” and “Lakota’ helicopters – and used the code name “Geronimo” in the attack that killed Osama bin Laden, officially objects to the name of the Washington Redskins.

 

The Tyranny of PC: Obama Admin Cancels Washington Redskins Trademark

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I’ve often said that political correctness is a barrier to truth and a door to tyranny. The latest proof of this comes by way of the Obama Administration’s US Patent and Trademark office. If you can’t bully, intimidate and strong arm ‘em into agreeing with you, then circumvent the U.S. Constitution altogether and force them into compliance.

It’s the “progressive” way.

The Washington Post reports:

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has canceled the Washington Redskins trademark registration, calling the football team’s name “disparaging to Native Americans.”

The landmark case, which appeared before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, was filed on behalf of five Native Americans. It was the second time such a case was filed.

“This victory was a long time coming and reflects the hard work of many attorneys at our firm,” said lead attorney Jesse Witten, of Drinker Biddle & Reath.

Federal trademark law does not permit registration of trademarks that “may disparage” individuals or groups or “bring them into contempt or disrepute.” The ruling pertains to six different trademarks associated with the team, each containing the word “Redskin.”

“We are extraordinarily gratified to have prevailed in this case,” Alfred Putnam Jr., the chairman of Drinker Biddle & Reath, said. “The dedication and professionalism of our attorneys and the determination of our clients have resulted in a milestone victory that will serve as an historic precedent.”

The ruling does not mean that the Redskins have to change the name of the team. It does affect whether the team and the NFL can make money from merchandising because it limits the team’s legal options when others use the logos and the name on T shirts, sweatshirts, beer glasses and license plate holders.

In addition, Native Americans have won at this stage before, in 1999. But the team and the NFL won an appeal to U.S. District Court in 2003. The court did not rule on the merits of the case, however, but threw it out, saying that the plaintiffs didn’t have standing to file it. The team is likely to make the same appeal this time. Team officials are expected to make a statement this morning.

Whether or not you believe the Redskins should change its team name, you should be concerned by this troubling development. It’s a harbinger of things to come. The American free market and private enterprise are no longer free nor private. Liberty is under threat as never before.

Here’s to the good ol’ U.S.A.! We’ve officially become an Obamanation.

Read more at http://barbwire.com/2014/06/18/tyranny-pc-obama-admin-cancels-washington-redskins-trademark/#I4j26RxV4C1lJC2T.99