Republic of Fear?

This does not bear on Maryland politics rather it has to do with some of the twaddle that passes for thought at Free State Politics.

Commenting on Rick Pearlstein’s post at Campaign for America’s Future, Isaac Smith writes:

Needless to say, I found the reaction to Iran’s president visiting the US this week, especially among conservatives, to be rather depressing. The idea that by talking to our enemies, we legitimate what they stand for, is one of the most idiotic ideas gripping certain parts of the country, and betrays nothing if not a lack of confidence in the beliefs that have governed this republic since
its founding — a republic that neither needs to rule through fear, nor is ruled by it.

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Either Smith did not actually read conservative commentary about A’Jad’s visit to Columbia or he cannot understand it. Either way it is truly ridiculous and adds further proof that progressives are long on anger and short on thought.

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