Isn’t that the truth today, that every time a law is broken, the Left suddenly says society’s guilty rather than the law breaker?
This is not a very far concept from what I say around here quite often, that the Left wants to legislate kindness, goodness, safety, etc. Sure, we can legislate safety in a way; we can wear seat belts and helmets, they help. But to have laws about the temperature of coffee at a McDonald’s because one person got a burn on HOT COFFEE, is so dumb! That person should have been more careful with her coffee, not McDonald’s!
And, MOST dumb it when people do really awful things and, immediately, the Leftist media goes into their past…If being a child of a single mother, something frequently noted when a killer’s on trial, then why doesn’t the Left promote MARRIAGE? Being on drugs is WRONG, someone who killed under the influence is GUILTY! Society doesn’t force anybody to get high!
I am lucky enough to never have had drug or alcohol problems in my immediate family. I’m not heartless but I sometimes ask myself why I’m not more gracious toward addicts or alcoholics; we have learned in the last years not to look down on them for having made really bad choices and drunk too much or tried heavy drugs, but is it ME or are we giving them a complete pass lately? Is it more of what Reagan said or is it a gray area? I had never heard that Jeb Bush’s daughter fought drugs and seems to have come out on the other side until today. Have you all heard about this or is he opening up to appear like the gentler, ‘real’ man with ‘real’ family problems and not just the rich son of a political dynasty? I know; that sounds cold, doesn’t it…just askin’!
Anyway….when DID this SHIFT HAPPEN when, as Reagan said, we stopped holding individuals responsible and start blaming society?