Look, I understand the suspicion. Glenn Beck's support for "states' rights" raises some red flags. That phrase has, for centuries here in America, been the shorthand euphemism of choice for racists seeking to restrict the rights of minorities in this country — from Calhoun to the Klan to George Wallace to David Duke.
But maybe Beck and his followers are trying to change that heinous history. Maybe they're trying to redefine and redeem this phrase that has, for 200 years, been synonymous with repression.I mean, come on, it's not like they're trying to repeal the 14th Amendment, right?
Oh holy God, these are horrible, horrible people.