Everybody’s favorite Kool-aid addict:
Do you feel any differently about the politics of guns than you did 48 hours ago?
He asked it on Saturday so it’s more like 96 hours now, but otherwise it’s a fair question.
Here’s my fair answer: No
There would be something wrong with us if we weren’t heartsick over the deaths of those innocent children. I have the deepest sympathies for their grieving families and I am outraged that such a horrific tragedy took place.
But I was also heartsick and outraged eleven years ago when some terrorists hijacked four planes and destroyed the World Trade Center and killed thousands of people. But I didn’t let those emotions cloud my judgment.
I didn’t suddenly agree to torture and indefinite detention. I didn’t want to trade my civil rights for a false feeling of security. I didn’t want to strike out at a nation that was not involved in that horrible crime.
We can act emotionally or we can act rationally.