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I was having a conversation on Wednesday with friends and, not surprisingly, we were talking about our country. I predicted that in 20 — perhaps even 10 years — it would be illegal, perhaps a “hate crime” to misgender someone in certain states.

Time will tell if I’m right or wrong.

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But I pointed out that schools are already punishing students who “trust the science” when it comes to determining which pronouns to use for their classmates.

I asked the question — how do you envision society functioning when half of it believes in basic biology and the other half believes in, well, make-believe?

How does society function that way?

It is a question each American should consider. Because I’m willing to maintain I will be proven correct over time.

Case in point, an editor at USA Today called David Mastio. On Aug. 11, 2021, Mastio wrote:

“People who are pregnant are also women.”

For, well, ever, that statement would have gone undisputed and unnoticed. But in this age of “progress,” there are people who would take exception to such a fact.

USA Today demoted Mastio for writing that, saying his tweet called his “judgment into question.”

Mastio is now with a different media outlet. On Wednesday night, he told Tucker Carlson on Fox News the only thing he did to get demoted was to send the tweet in reaction to USA Today beginning to say it no longer says pregnant women anymore, but instead pregnant people.

“Nobody in the newsroom came to my defense,” Mastio said.

Mastio said a group of “young, woke journalists who think censorship and speech codes are normal are now in charge of the newsroom.”

“They call themselves the diversity committee,” he said. “And the executives run in fear from their tantrums.”

Mastio said ceasing to refer to pregnant people as pregnant women is a “grave threat” to the institution of journalism and an indication that facts no longer matter.

“Where are we going to go next,” he asked.

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