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Thought for the Day

One begins to suspect that the true American tradition is less that of our Fourth of July orations and our constitutional law textbooks, with their cluck-clucking over the so-called preferred freedoms, than, quite simply, that of riding somebody out of town on a rail.

— Willmoore Kendall, Conservative Affirmation

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  • Jon Rowe · February 27, 2010 at 12:54 pm


    I’m surprised no one commented here. That passage says quite a bit. For one, directed to those conservatives who like to appeal to “tradition,” riding folks out of town on a rail is asmucha traditional American value as is political liberty.

  • Susan · February 27, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    I could be wrong, but I think the truly rigid on both sides, or all sides, like to ride their opposite numbers out of town on a rail. The left devised hate speech as a means to rid the public forum of anyone who disagreed with them, and the religious right would like to cast into outer darkness anyone secular, left or right.



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