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In Defense of Country First

By Matthew Yglesias  

"In Defense of Country First"

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Jim Henley doesn’t like McCain’s slogan:

Oh by the way: “Country First” is a fascist idea. There ought to be a fairly large number of people, things and groups that are more important to you than your “country.”

In his defense, whether or not there ought to be a bunch of things that are more important to me than my country, I think it makes a lot of sense for me to want a President who’ll put country first. You wouldn’t want top government officials to, for example, still from the public treasury and give the money to their kids. Or hand out undeserved contracts to ner-do-well siblings.

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