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Slandering Secession

February 18, 2010
Jack Hunter

Those who advocate nullification might be radicals, but they’re not racists

Though I have used the term “socialist” to describe President Obama and his party’s agenda many times, I recognize that most Democrats do not consider themselves socialists. They are only concerned Americans who have no qualms about embracing big government to solve our country’s problems.

While there’s nothing wrong with using the term socialist, attempts by some on the Right to portray Democrats as communist dictators or worse is silly, bullying, and only undermines the arguments of conservatives. Liberals are not monsters — just wrong. Still, slander is often used in political debate, and in the case of the issue of nullification and secession, it has certainly been effective in preventing any rational discussion.

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