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POLITICAL. Pertaining to policy, or the administration of the government. Political rights are those which may be exercised in the formation or administration of the government they are distinguished from civil, rights, which are the rights which a man enjoys, as regards other individuals, and not in relation to the government. A political corporation is one which has principally for its object the administration of the government, or to which the powers of government, or a part of such powers, have been delegated. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 182, 197, 198.

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In the 21st century, as we face Islamist terrorism abroad and when public discourse at home often seems dominated by religious conservatism on the right and politically correct pieties on the left, Rand's message of reason and liberty, if it's stripped of its odder features, could be a rallying point for what the neo-Objectivist philosopher David Kelley, who runs the Objectivist Center, calls "Enlightenment-based values.
And of course our politically correct, gay-approving media did its best to cover up this fact.
Such tax audits and prosecution were widely interpreted, albeit not officially, as a politically motivated move.
To be politically correct, in his argument, was to understand the new project of self-governance properly.
If an accusation is politically motivated or a vendetta, does that somehow weaken the case?
Though disparaging the use of words such as retarded and queer as a matter of civility and seeking to replace them with others, defenders of politically correct language allege that the very notion of political correctness is a myth--an invention of the critics of the so-called "progressive" program, designed to discredit the critics' opponents without proper argument.
Interpol have their own criteria to judge, that is, to not be politically motivated.
But now the politically incorrect killjoys want to stop us doing even that.
The columnist stressed the importance of allowing the Lebanese people to relax after having been politically mobilized for the past five years.
There must be 500 golf clubs over there that won't even let you down the drive if you don't fit in" Golf commentator Peter Alliss "Those politically correct whingers who complain that the Prince of Wales, fully in line with his constitutional rights and duties, wrote to eight Government departments over three years, are proving him right yet again" Historian Andrew Roberts on the Prince of Wales' complaint about politically correct interference "I personally find going to theatre is enjoyable about one time in 20, and the other 19 you're just going 'Oh, come on.
When opening a transaction account and filing in an inquiry form, bank clients have to answer the question of whether they are politically active.
The Politically Incorrect Guide to The Great Depression and the New Deal

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