Political correctness is contentious – it was meant to be that way. It was a lousy right-wing media stitch-up to disparage the left and mask political encroachment upon our liberties. It’s been going on for decades. The idea that the right are the new advocates of freedom of speech is plain farcical.
Cut the hypocritical bull. All wealthy nations got rich with tariffs. In the U.S. expansion period, Washington, Jefferson, Hamilton, Lincoln, Jackson and Franklin were some of the most protectionist policy makers in history.