Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Dissent is patriotic - sedition is not

Not often that I find myself quoting Joe Klein but this is worth repeating:
Let me be clear: dissent isn’t sedition. Questioning an Administration’s policies isn’t sedition. But questioning an Administration’s legitimacy in a manner intended to undermine or overthrow it certainly is. A rally like this yesterday in South Carolina is a good example of seditious speech. It’s not illegal–unless actions are taken to overthrow the government in question–but it is disgraceful and the precise opposite of patriotism in a democracy.
This is in response to a back and forth going on regarding Klein's previous post calling out Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin for borderline seditious rhetoric. Background at link. Good for him for not backing down.

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