Friday, August 9, 2019
The mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, have rightly shocked the nation. In our understandable collective furor over the senseless loss of life, all the old political divides are being revisited, now in a climate of often frightening blame, anger and distrust — from gun control to the role of extremist ideologies to mental health to responsibilities of political leaders not to inflame tensions.
Such reexamination is a fine and good thing.
But what is not is a different sort of outrage, one that leverages the deaths of innocents to destroy the reputations and careers of others.
I like Tucker. He's confused about a lot of economics. The key is allowing, as in letting, as in making it legal, permissible, OK, for people to work for a living without paying thousands of dollars for regulatory compliance and taxes. You wouldn't need all the dumb ideas he supports if the economy weren't so ridiculously regulated.