Conservative think-tanker Peter Wehner cites recent speeches by Wayne La Pierre, Ben Carson, and Michelle Bachmann that describe America as a fundamentally corrupt neo-Nazi police state. That is exactly what the New Left of the 1970’s said.
Read Mr. Wehner’s warnings against this mindset and this rhetoric after the jump. And then consider. . . .Certainly, conservatism used to be associated with patriotism. But is there something healthy about conservatives losing that America-right-or-wrong nationalism? How can we strike a healthy balance between love of country and being able to criticize it? [Read more…]