America’s top dictionaries are happy to play along. A quick look at the Wayback Machine makes it clear that, prior to Tuesday’s hearing, Merriam-Webster’s found nothing offensive about using “preference” to mean “orientation. But as soon the hearing happened, the dictionary’s editors sprung into action. The page was updated just hours later with a new definition announcing that “sexual preference” was offensive and, by extension, Amy Coney Barrett is a very bad person for using it.
This may be the most flagrant case of a dictionary redefining words to match leftist dogma, but it’s not the first. Dictionaries have collaborated with the left’s attempt to normalize illegal immigration, by declaring the very terms “illegal alien” or “illegal immigrant” to be offensive and unacceptable in public discourse: