European values?

Remember the “European ideas” idiocy attributed to Obama during the Republican’t convention?

Ed Brayton summarizes well.

European ideas? Our entire system of government is based on European ideas. Every single one of the primary intellectual influences that influenced the founding of this country – John Locke, Montesquieu, Algernon Sydney, etc – were Europeans. This kind of rhetoric is stupid, xenophobic bullshit, plain and simple. I can’t stomach it. It makes me want to stand up and scream.

Read the whole thing.

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