The phrase “un-American” runs close to “unpatriotic” as a way to challenge another person’s opinion. Greg Morris’ column against Apple, and his threat to abandon Apple products if the company does not do as he insists, is an example [Morris: Apple takes an un-American stand, March 21].
Instead of a reasoned argument, he utilizes hyperbole and a supporting quotation to belittle the company’s point of view.
Among the most “American” values are the right to disagree and to make business decisions. They are fundamental, subject to review by an independent judiciary, but not subject to mandates from a single administrative agency such as the FBI—or to the criticism of one consumer.
Apple’s point of view might be wrong, but it is American.