This blog has been inspired by the many awful, misleading political email forwards that I receive. I’m afraid that the drivel produced by wingnuts on both sides do serious damage to our political system, so they need to be analyzed and properly refuted somewhere. Please send on any that need attention!
I realize that Snopes and other sites also do a lot to refute these messages, but what I’d like to do differently is try to get into the underlying political theory and ideas behind the US Constitution which make these messages particularly disturbing. It’s important to deal with the bad stats and lies that are used in the emails, but they also spread poisonous ideas which go deeper. It’s those ideas which set me off, and make refutation truly important.
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