is the practice of censoring viewpoints disparaging to the liberal agenda or embarrassing to powerful people. The term is American, first used in the Chisholm v. Georgia Supreme Court decision of 1793. It meant "not literally correct" at the time. The phrase then seems to have been lost for the next 150 years.
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Both the contemporary definition and usage of the term "politically correct" can be found in the decision written by US Supreme Court Justice James Wilson in Chisholm v. Georgia. The 1793 decision affirmed the jurisdiction of the federal courts over suits against the states. Wilson used the term to identify the distinction between the "United States" and the "People of the United States." Since in a constitutional government authority is conferred to government by the people, sovereignty rests with the people. To refer to the sovereignty of the governmental body was politically incorrect.