The US Patent office’s canceling of the Washington Redskins trademark is a violation of the First Amendment. It’s a free speech violation. Are we going to ban offensive speech now? Who gets to decide what is offensive?
The patent office has decided to take away private property rights without any legal right to do so and they are doing it because a very small minority of people and Harry Reid don’t like the name that more than 90% believe is a perfectly acceptable name.
They singled out the Washington Redskins and ignored teams with names like Redskinettes, Sassy Bitch, and The Hymies. In this country, they can’t do that, not even Harry Reid.
Reid has little regard for any private property rights. He has a history of taking property to fulfill his ideological and monetary goals.
Examples are: FAG, Stinky Gringo, Crazy Bitch, Dirty Bitch, Sassy Bitch, The Nips The Coons, The Tits, The Blue Balls, The Shits, The Guidos, The Hymies. Click the links for more if I didn’t put enough samples down.
Apparently, according to Truth Revolt, there are other Redskins who aren’t losing their patent: Redskin, Redskinettes, The Redskins, and so on.
People need to stop getting offended and quit complaining.
Harry Reid planned this.
In June, Dirty Harry Reid said this:
“The Redskins no longer have trademarks. They are gone,” the Nevada Democrat said. “Daniel Snyder may be the last person in the world to realize this, but it’s just a matter of time until he is forced to do the right thing and change the name.”
“Snyder says it’s about tradition. I ask, what tradition? A tradition of racism. That’s all that that name leaves in its wake,” Reid continued. “The writing is on the wall. It’s on the wall in giant, blinking, neon lights.”
The Redskins have been in this place before. The patent office did the same thing 15 years ago but in a 2003 decision, a federal court ruled that there was insufficient evidence to indicate that Native-Americans were disparaged by the name.
The team’s owner will appeal and he will likely be victorious.
Harry Reid, who lives in the Ritz-Carlton in DC though he allegedly represents Nevada, said he will not attend a Redskins game until the name is changed. What a loss! How ever will the team survive?