Thursday, March 10, 2011

What's In A Name?

The Tennessee Highway Patrol wants to change some of their public image by changing their name:

Many times liberals often accuse conservatives of "playing with semantics" when we speak of the State or federal Constitution, or when we refuse to refer to our fair country as a "democracy" (it is a constitutional republic). If you want to go deep into the semantics game, that game is being played out in the Tennessee Senate over whether we should continue to call the Tennessee Highway Patrol the "Highway Patrol," or
whether their name should be changed to the Tennessee STATE Patrol. The primary concern that some members of the Senate Transportation Committee seem to have is that the name change somehow would send the signal that Tennessee now has a State police agency.

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