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This is telling you that? You couldn’t have figured that out before?
Perhaps the note could be interpreted to mean that his next targets will be children. Or it might just be to say that all of us — children as well as adults — are vulnerable.
Still, while it’s understandable that parents are worried about their own children, it’s slightly odd that in general we place children on a sort of pedestal. Children are merely future adults, after all. There is nothing special or intrinsic to children entitling them to any extra consideration in the eyes of the law, or even in the eyes of popular opinion.
Are the adults who have perished at the hands of the serial sniper any less deserving of our sympathy, or any less worthy of our grief? Were their murders any more sensible than the attempted slaughter of the 13-year-old student? That’s the implication in Chief Moose’s remarks. Killing a half dozen people is pretty bad, but shooting a child? Hey, now that’s beyond the pale.
But exactly why is not clear.
All sorts of mysteries have arisen during the sniper spree. In time most probably will be solved, and we can go back to our normal existences. But this mysterious hypersensitivity to “the children,” often at the expense of trivializing others’ lives, probably won’t. That’s hardly a legacy we should leave our children.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?