Today we have another shining example of the "nullifiers are a bunch of pro-slavery racists" template, this one courtesy of the St. Petersburg Times.
Diane Roberts parallels some Florida legislators' efforts to nullify EPA water standards with secessionists justifying Florida's efforts to leave the Union to preserve slavery.
Yeah, that's the same.
The Times identifies Roberts as a professor at Florida State University. Given the subject matter, I figured she was probably some type of environmental science professor. I Googled her. Turns out she's an English professor specializing in "southern culture." Kind of makes you wonder how that makes her an expert on the EPA, clean water or the Constitution.
Oh wait, it doesn't.
Adding a delicious teaspoon of irony, Roberts is listed as a Visiting Fellow in Creative Writing at the University of Northumbria in England on the FSU website.
That explains a lot.