Please, God, save the old charter from its friends.
Charlie Pierce, reflecting on the danger posed by many of those who claim to love the Constitution most. Come for the Mercy Otis Warren and Pete Townshend; stay for the Tailgunner and the pencil-necked Tory who occasionally writes about baseball to prove he's really a man of the people.
And Pierce didn't even have time to get around to this retrograde asshat.
Or this one.
(Title quote shamelessly lifted from vintage John le Carré.)