San Diego Rescinds Ban on the Term “Founding Fathers”

San Diego, CA–The City of San Diego recently rescinded its order that employees not mention the term “Founding Fathers.”  This reversal occurred after Pacific Justice Institute staff attorney Matthew McReynolds sent a demand letter informing the City that such a mandate was an unconstitutional violation of the First Amendment.

The City had cited the phrase as “gender biased” language in the city manual and had recently affirmed this policy to its employees.

​Brad Dacus, President of PJI stated, “We are glad to see the City of San Diego revoke this type of censorship and PC insanity.  At a time set aside to honor American icons to whom we owe our constitutional freedoms, it is offensive and indefensible that the City of San Diego had directed its employees not to even mention the term ‘Founding Fathers.’ You can be assured that we’ll continue to monitor the City to ensure that such censorship does not continue.”


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