Leftists love to brag about how they are the smart ones while they condescendingly sniff at how stupid we are.
But when you get right down to it, they really have very little to brag about.
I’ve said before the Left’s biggest flaw is its dangerous coupling of arrogance and ignorance.
And yesterday we witnessed yet another example of this dangerous combo emanating from our intellectual betters.
While speaking to the National Sheriff’s Association, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said this:
“The office of sheriff is a critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement. We must never erode this historic office.”
And like clockwork, the oh-so smart folks on the Left flew into an inexplicable rage.
Because in the fevered minds of the clearly uneducated, “Anglo-American” is a code word for White Supremacy.
On Planet Earth, “Anglo-American” means of English and American roots. It refers to the affinity in both English and American culture, traditions, history and heritage.
You know, like our justice system being based on English Common Law. That is “Anglo-American.”
The prefix “Anglo” by definition means “English” – the people, the language, the history, traditions, heritage.
For example, if a woman gets all swoony when she hears a British accent, we might call her an “Anglophile.”
If Leftists were really the smart ones, they would understand the etymology of the term “Anglo.”
But I’m guessing most of the Leftists howling like wounded poodles over Jeff Sessions’ remarks don’t even know the word “etymology.”
As Charles C. W. Cooke pointed out last night at National Review Online:
It is hard to overstate just how commonly used this phrase is in this context. Within the law, “Anglo-American” does not mean “white.” It does not mean “the KKK.” It is not a “dog whistle.” It is fundamental. It is used – shock! – to refer to those institutions, ideals, structures, and customs that are common to England and the United States – that is, to the common legal heritage the two countries share. Most basically, it means “common law,” but it can also apply more broadly. There is, for example, an identifiable “Anglo-American” conception of due process, which is distinct from, say, the Napoleonic system. That some people also use the word “Anglo” to mean “white” has no bearing on this.
But the so-called smart ones on the Left have no clue.
This is the attorney general of the United States of America. Jeff Sessions should be fired immediately. https://t.co/jhFhxk3rrq
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) February 12, 2018
For stating a fact?
But this kind of nonsense isn’t just being spewed by the Intellectual Leaders of the Resistance like Alyssa. Even a sitting United States Senator revealed his own arrogance and ignorance over the term “Anglo-American.”
Do you know anyone who says “Anglo-American heritage” in a sentence? What could possibly be the purpose of saying that other than to pit Americans against each other? For the chief law enforcement officer to use a dog whistle like that is appalling. Best NO vote I ever cast.
— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) February 12, 2018
I think from now on, I will refer to this genius as “Schatz-for-Brains.”
Again from Charles Cooke:
Brian Schatz is a lawmaker in the United States Congress. In fact, as a senator, he’s more than that: He’s one of just 100 people in this country who get to confirm federal judges, including to the Supreme Court. And, apparently, he’s unaware of what the term “Anglo-American heritage” means.
But remember, my friends. We’re the dumb ones. And the Leftists are the smart ones.
It isn’t worth the time to point out that Barack Obama, like Jeff Sessions has used the term “Anglo-American” to describe our justice system.
Even if he never said it, on its face, “Anglo-American” is a commonly-used term that has absolutely nothing to do with “white people.”
And you would think these self-appointed smart ones would know that.
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