A reader of Radley Balko's Agitator blog took him to task for not commenting on the libertarian who flew a plane into an IRS building. Here's Mr. Balko's response:
Sorry for my silence. It’s just that yesterday’s events have stunned me into a moral crisis. I’ve been up all night recontemplating my entire political philosophy. It’s so clear now how a philosophy that espouses nonviolence and peaceful, voluntary exchange could drive a man to fly a plane into a building in a murderous, suicidal act of hate.
I can’t believe I didn’t see it all along.
Well said, Mr. Balko.
It's too soon to be posting anything glib or flippant about this, and I apologize ahead of time for being insensitive. But....
This guy did a huge amount of damage to a building, and it will cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions, to repair it.
Just think of the jobs created or saved....
Here's a video from the Cash For Clunkers era, illustrating the same flawed concept. Let's destroy things to stimulate the economy.
Pic came from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.