|Family Research Council head Tony Perkins and his group applauds Trump banning words.|
To the surprise of no one who has followed the pseudo-Christian organization, the Family Research Council is applauding the Trump Administration's banning of seven words and phrases ("vulnerable," "diversity," "entitlement," "transgender," "fetus," "evidence-based," and "science-based.") for use by the Centers for Disease Control and other government agencies in official budget documents.
In fact, FRC calls it "standard procedure" and a move to "bring the country back to reality"
For once, it's not what the Trump administration is saying that's raising the media's eyebrows -- it's what they aren't saying. Heading into the weekend, the Washington Post sparked an interesting debate over the power of words when it reported that officials at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) were asked to avoid certain terms in their budget requests.
The Post treated the news as if it were an unusual -- and even troubling -- development. Among the taboos, reporters write worriedly, are words like "diversity," "transgender," "entitlement," "fetus," "evidence-based," and "science-based." As usual, the liberal media ginned up plenty of outrage over the changes, despite the fact that this is a standard practice of every administration. President Obama understood better than anyone that if you control the language, you control the debate. In fact, we've watched the far Left use this strategy for years on everything from religious liberty to life. "Abortion" became a "choice." "Liberals" are "progressives." And suddenly, it's not "same-sex marriage" but "marriage equality."