President Obama responded to the rioting in Baltimore by condemning the rioters, calling for criminal-justice reform, lamenting such problems as fatherlessness, and then, in a long riff, urging Americans to do some "soul-searching." We know how to fix Baltimore and other troubled communities, he said, and would make the large investments necessary if we saw their children as ours. This is, of course, delusional. If Obama knows how to revivify marriage or compensate for its decline, he should share his insight. In reality, his confidence that he has the answers, and that the rest of us do too but are too callous to act on them, is a reminder that his worst personal failing is the same as his worst ideological one: vanity.President Obama, like many on the far left, is so accusatory. Does he really think that we (whoever we are) are withholding solutions to the problems of racism and poverty because whites don't see children of other races as their own? Seriously? He holds us in such contempt? And he has the answers, if only we would give him the money to implement them? Whaaat? Such dark rhetoric.
Friday, May 29, 2015
Favorite Quote of the Day
From National Review (May 18, 2015) The Week section: