Sunday, October 05, 2008


Lese majeste

(French expression, from the Latin Laesa maiestas or Laesae maiestatis (crimen), (crime of) injury to the Majesty; in English, also lese majesty or leze majesty) is the crime of violating majesty, an offense against the dignity of a reigning sovereign or against a state.

Rep. Heather Wilson (R-NM)

Well, he has talked down about America. You know, we’ve always had this history of saying, “Well, you know, politics ends at the water’s edge.” It didn’t for Barack Obama. He’s been critical not only of the President but of American policy and hence has kind of a negative view of America in the world. That’s not unusual frankly among liberals in kind of post-Vietnam America, to say that America is the problem.

Apparently, mindless devotion to the State - as represented by its Supreme Leader, the president - is what constitutes "patriotism" for Rep. Wilson.

1 comment:

Sheldon said...

" say that America is the problem."

Of course, it never matters to these super patriots what the truth might be, whether in some specified context "America" is the problem. Nope, "America" is always assumed to be the solution. Which is dangerous thinking.