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What they call patriotism smacks of sedition

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Your article “The LAND OF RESISTANCE” (Page A1, April 4) describes the “Hell No Caucus” in the House Representatives. I’m sure these folks consider themselves true patriots, but dictionaries define sedition as conduct “inciting rebellion against the authority of a state” or activities designed to “cause the disruption of the government.” Abjuring compromise and stonewalling legislation — that is, being elected to government and then refusing to govern — is the opposite of patriotic.

Julie Nelson

West Newton

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