George Will on the JFK Assassination and the Advent of Punitive Liberalism
These aren’t your grandpa’s liberals.
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George Will and his column published today in the New York Post. Who the heck knows when it really first ran. It’s within a day or two, obviously. Now, before I share with you the details of it, I found this little blurb on George Will. Apparently he was on NPR yesterday, National Public Radio. “George Will compared Obamacare to segregation and the Fugitive Slave Act in an interview with NPR on Wednesday, noting that just because it’s a law doesn’t mean that it should continue to be one.” Gee, you know, one of George Will’s best friends is Dr. Krauthammer. They used to play chess together at George Will’s house many, many, many man’s ago.
The Republican Party establishment would never say this. George Will “also criticized what he called the ‘untidy, utterly Democratic’ process of changing laws. When [he was asked] what he thought about President Obama’s argument that Republicans are short-circuiting the system, rather than appealing the law, Will replied that Republicans are doing no such thing. ‘How does this short-circuit the system?’ Will said. ‘I hear Democrats say, ‘The Affordable Care Act is the law,’ as though we’re supposed to genuflect at that sunburst of insight and move on.’
“Will added that the Fugitive Slave Act had once been law, but that lots of things are the law until the American people decide to change them. While he appears to support Republican efforts to dismantle Obamacare, Will noted that using the debt ceiling as leverage is ‘not novel’, and that it is unlikely to work.”
Again, that’s not the point to me, but my gosh, if you did things because they wouldn’t work, nobody would do half of what they’ve done or more. But I don’t want to re-prosecute that. I want to move on here. I’m not trying to leave you hanging. George Will’s piece today is on a book written by James Piereson of the Manhattan Institute. His book was published in 2007, and it’s called “Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism.”