From Gary Hart’s Web Log:
Whenever someone’s patriotism is questioned or judgments rendered about who is and who is not patriotic it always seems to come from the right. It’s not entirely clear why that is. Who gave any ideology, right or left, the right to define loyalty and patriotism?
…The First Amendment (according to the right-wing): “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, except to encourage attendance in Christian churches, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, except to require prayer in schools, or abridging the freedom of speech, except for those questioning the Bush administration, or of the press, except that not owned by Rupert Murdoch, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, except those protesting preemptive wars, and to petition the government for a redress of grievance, except those we don’t like.”
And be sure to read his latest post on Iraq.