Dissent, patriotism crushed

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Last updated on August 9th, 2017 at 02:43 pm

Matt Barr notes this line from John Kerry:

Leaders should be insisting that we stop being the denier of global warming that endangers the Earth.

But … but … dissent is the highest form of patriotism!

UPDATE. Professor Gregory D. Foster in the Baltimore Sun:

Let us reflect on the statement, often (if erroneously) attributed to Jefferson, that captures the true essence of Independence Day: “Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.” This is a powerful sentiment that commands our eternal assent …

So dissent is all totally cool unless we dissent from the view that dissent is the highest form of patriotism—about which we must not dissent, and instead offer assent for the rest of our lives. Say, Professor … wouldn’t dissent over this make us, I don’t know, double super dooper über patriots? And thereby qualified to receive subsidised 1963 Corvettes under the double super dooper über Patriot Act?

UPDATE II. Also, magic hats are the highest form of haberdashery!

Posted by Tim B. on 07/05/2006 at 10:13 AM
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