Enemies of language. By Victor Davis Hanson
Excerpt: Throughout history, revolutionaries of all stripes have warped the meaning of words to subvert reality.
And now here we go again, with another effort -- spearheaded by the media and universities -- to use any linguistic means necessary to achieve political ends.
"Sanctuary city" is a euphemism for the local and state nullification of federal law -- a subversive tactic that dates back to the nullification crises during the Andrew Jackson administration and, later, in the years leading up to the Civil War.