by rahnuma ahmed
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
-President Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809)
Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the President.
-President Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909)
May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.
– President Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961)
Why remind readers about about dissent being “the highest form of patriotism”? The need to distinguish between “patriotism” and blindly following what the president, or the ruling party `dictates’? Between “honest dissent” and “disloyal subversion”? That too, at the very beginning of my column? Continue reading “FIFTEENTH AMENDMENT 'Bengalis are indigenous to their land' — an archaeologist contests”