There is a quote that is often attributed to either Abraham Lincoln or Mark Twain:
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove any doubt.
There needs to be SJW corollary to the effect of:
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and prove you are also a racist.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions was giving a speech to the National Sheriff’s Association and said something that triggered the Left.
Di you hear it? “Anglo-American heritage,” that was it. To the people who hear microaggressions in “good morning” this was the equivalent to Sessions putting on a white hood and doing a “Heil Hitler.”
Of course the digital poop smear that is Jezebel would get their panties twisted over this.
— Jezebel (@Jezebel) February 13, 2018
Ignorant celebrity (another redundant statement) Alyssa Milano thought Sessions should be fired for this.
This is the attorney general of the United States of America. Jeff Sessions should be fired immediately. https://t.co/jhFhxk3rrq
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) February 12, 2018
But what is most embarrassing is the number of people who got triggered and should know better.
An NBC news host who complains about being called “fake news.”
Wondering what AG Jeff Sessions meant when he told National Sheriff's Association sheriffs are critical part of Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement?https://t.co/YCvWssloVV
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) February 12, 2018
The ACLU is an organization made up of a bunch of lawyers. They are dumb.
Yes, our Attorney General just said this. Out loud. https://t.co/ldXCgCYarx
— ACLU (@ACLU) February 12, 2018
Sitting Senator from Hawaii Brian Schatz.
Do you know anyone who says “Anglo-American heritage” in a sentence? What could possibly be the purpose of saying that other than to pit Americans against each other? For the chief law enforcement officer to use a dog whistle like that is appalling. Best NO vote I ever cast.
— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) February 12, 2018
So what did AG Jeff Sessions mean to a rational person.
Anglo is a word meaning “relating to England.” This is why the Church of England is called the Anglican Church.
Sessions was referring to the fact that the rules and customs of American jurisprudence stem from English common law. This is first year pre law level knowledge.
The National Sheriff’s Association gives the history of the office of the Sheriff going back to 9th Century in England.
This is in contrast to the Francophonic world which has Gendarmerie, which are a branch of the military used as state or local law enforcement.
This is notable in that the Sheriff is the right of the people to elect their law enforcement representative and the Gendarmerie is the power of the king to use the military to enforce the law domestically.
It has nothing to do with race or white supremacy to educated, thinking Americans.
Unfortunately for this country, so many of the loudest and most influential voices on the Left are the very opposite of educated and thinking.