Ed Driscoll

‘With Loughner, Time to Talk Parental Responsibility’

“We need to confront the elephant in the room,” Kyle-Anne Shiver writes:

Just so we’re clear from the start, dear reader, I am not — not — about to opine that Jared Loughner’s parents could have definitely prevented their son’s mad rampage with a gun last week in Arizona. No human being could ever make such a godlike assumption. Believing that one has the ability to read others’ minds is one of the markers of insanity.

This is a fact of life — which makes the entire progressive meme of the past week no more enlightened than an actual witch hunt. Who did this? It was a witch! I’m sure it was a witch! Why did he do it? It was a spell! I’m sure it was a spell! What to do? What to do? Burn the wicked witch! Burn her! Burn her!

Now, there’s simply no need, among sane, reasonable, modern human beings, to debate this any further. The “let’s see how far we can dumb down progress” progressives have been shamed — first by Mom-in-chief Sarah Palin (otherwise known as the witch of confused imaginations), and then by the progressives’ own leader, President Obama.

Of course, these mad romps into the wilds of witchdom will continue just as long as there are fools who can be persuaded that illogic and insanity can be forced into the orderly space where logic and reason reside.

But for the rest of us, there remains an elephant in the room with the Loughner tale: parental responsibility.

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