Monday, March 16, 2015

Loyal Opposition and Patriotic Dissent:

"President Obama's powers never cease to amaze. He has made it suddenly fashionable to question others' patriotism for dissenting on foreign policy, and has turned the Democrats -- yes, the Democrats -- into a presidential guard who respond with unthinking fury to skepticism about their leader's claims to ever-expanding executive power. ...

"During the Bush administration, none other than Hillary Clinton angrily lamented: 'I'm sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this administration, somehow you're not patriotic.

We need to stand up and say we're Americans, and we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration.'  "We agree. The notion that Congress has a patriotic duty to be seen but not heard on Iran is absurd. But it serves at least one purpose, as it illustrates the hypocrisy of those who once proclaimed dissent to be patriotic." — The Editors, The Washington Examiner