Deval Patrick, the sorry excuse for Massachusetts governor, stated yesterday that Republican opposition to President Obama’s agenda “is almost at the level of sedition.” The online edition of the Meriam-Webster dictionary defines sedition as “incitement of resistance to or insurrection against lawful authority.”
Later, Patrick explained that his use of the word sedition was just a “rhetorical flourish.”
Or, as Patrick (and indeed Obama) might have put it, “just words.”
JOHN adds: It’s odd–there actually was a time, in our youth, when Paul and I espoused views that were radical and arguably could have been labeled seditious. Yet in those days, no one thought to accuse us of committing treason. Today, on the other hand, we advocate positions that are broadly representative of the 40 percent or so of Americans who call themselves conservatives, and every time we turn around, we are being accused of sedition! The government seems to have gotten a lot touchier; or maybe it’s the fact that the government is now run by the Left.
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