Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French utrage, outrage insult, excess, from outre, utre beyond, from Latin ultra — more at ultra-Date: 14th century
1 : an act of violence or brutality
2a : injury, insult
2b : an act that violates accepted standards of behavior or taste
3 : the anger and resentment aroused by injury or insult.
4 : 19th Century euphemism for rape. -- Merriam-Webster Dictionary.
The outrages -- in all senses of that word -- are coming so fast and furious and now that it is difficult to believe.
Pete Stark's sneering alternate reality.
Obama lies and twists, twists and lies, and demands amnesty. Or, as Rush Limbaugh characterizes it, "the largest voter registration project in history."
Elena Kagan refuses to acknowledge the Declaration of Independence and natural rights.
You know, Glen Beck played the Stark piece yesterday and commented in disbelief, "but we are all Americans." To which I fairly shouted at the screen, "WE are Americans. THEY are not."
Understand that. The Founders would not recognize these people as their descendants. They would view them at best as Tories, as traitors to the Republic that they left us.
We should too.