Patriotism vs. Nationalism Dept. ...
I'm not sure what to make of this mediocrat Ann Coulter. Occasionally she writes something (e.g. "Does My Resume Make Me Look Fat?") that I actually agree with. Too many other times she comes off as a live-action creation of Matt Stone and Trey Parker, trying to say something outrageous for shock value. Except "South Park" is usually more clever while sounding less desperate.
I've also heard it speculated that she's a liberal "plant". Sorry folks, but it just ain't "conservative" to suggest that one of the most basic tenets of the American Constitution is a bad idea.
The party punch bowl's been spiked, fellas. With something toxic. Fortunately not everyone is choosing to drink it.
``Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leader. This is easy. All you have to do is tell them you're being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in every country.'' -- Herman Goering, Hitlers Reich Marshal at the Nuremburg Trials.
"The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all. I like a little rebellion now and then. It is like a storm in the atmosphere." --Thomas Jefferson to Abigail Adams, 1787.
Obviousman might agree...