Well-regulated usage being necessary to the clarity of free speech. . .

This morning on NPR I heard Newark Mayor Cory Booker celebrating his victory in the Democratic primary election for the US Senate race in New Jersey. He criticized his Republican opponent by saying, “If he demeans a woman’s equality, I will affirm it. If he seeks to regulate our gay brothers and sisters to second class citizenship, I will elevate them and everyone.” 

He meant “relegate,” of course. I wonder how often this slip happens.

His wording was faithfully documented by CBS New York on line.

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