Amid pressure to change the nickname of his team, Washington Redskins star quarterback Robert Griffin III has ignited a digital firestorm from the left by pushing back against the "tyranny of political correctness."
In a Twitter message, he declared: "In a land of freedom we are held hostage by the tyranny of political correctness."
The controversy arose as Washington, D.C., Council member David Grosso prepared to introduce a non-binding resolution calling on the city’s beloved team to change its "derogatory, racist name."
Griffin followed his original tweet a short time later with a definition of tyranny, calling it a "condition imposed by some outside agency or force," such as "living under the tyranny of the clock" or "political correctness."
The name "Redskins" of the Washington Redskins is, of course, not racist. In fact, it's a way to honor the warrior heart of the American Indian.
Or as a Whiteskin (JRPearcey) might say to a Blackskin (RGIII): Redskin is beautiful, as are all skin colors given by our amazing Creator. Celebrate diversity, celebrate Redskins.
One more thing, people of all skin tones: Thinking while Black is also beautiful (but perhaps terrifying to PCers).
This is just another reason to respect Mr. Robert Griffin III. A free man who rebels against tyranny. Just like he was created to do.