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A Lady Wrote the Best Letter in the Editorials in Ages!!! - De File
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A Lady Wrote the Best Letter in the Editorials in Ages!!!
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cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: February 16th, 2007 04:25 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: And see....

No, I'm not making the letter writer's point for her. You are ready to critique my rhetoric but apparently unwilling to acknowledge that her point is immersed in a conceit that perpetuates a conflation of categories which, while long-standing and often not perceived as a conceit, conceals as much as it reveals. The speeches of Abraham Lincoln and lesser figures aside, the United States is not a house and its "legal" inhabitants do not constitute a family. My sole reason for invoking the Statue of Liberty, ironically, in the first place was that the letter writer wasn't simply asking questions about the enforcement of policy in a neutral fashion, but using her conceit -- ably, I might add -- to sway opinion in her favor. Surely you see that?
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