I’m sorry that I don’t have much time to blog today, but I’m bouncing from professional deadline to parenting deadline and back again without respite today. However, I did manage to catch up on my iPod’s backlog of Dennis Prager shows. Since the show was from last week, Dennis commented briefly on the death of Sean Taylor, the Washington Redskin’s player who was shot during a burglary.
Aside from commenting on the tragedy that his death represented, Dennis went on to point out that all of the suspects had rap sheets, with crimes ranging from driving with a suspended license to trafficking in hard drugs. It was in this context that Dennis said the Left’s obsessive compassion for the criminal is mirrored by a lack of compassion for the innocent.
Please understand that, at least as I heard it, Dennis wasn’t writing off people who have taken a wrong turn and can be saved. He was, however, saying that there are bad people out there, and when the Left tries to blame the system (political, racist, economic, whatever), and give these people a free pass, it’s the innocent who suffer. A perfect example, of course, is Jack Abbott, the killer who became a liberal cause célèbre, who was released because of this celebrity, and who promptly killed again.