Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Glass Houses

Rand Paul knows why people are rioting in Baltimore:

“There are so many things we can talk about,” the senator said, “the breakdown of the family structure, the lack of fathers, the lack of a moral code in our society.”

This from a man who has his own parenting issues.

Maybe, just maybe, the problems in Baltimore have more to do with a long history of animus between the police and the community, the long record of police violence against citizens, and generations of mistrust in a city that is second only to Detroit in urban decay that began forty years ago.

It’s hard to live up to Mr. Paul’s standards when you’ve got no job, no hope, and nothing but rich white people telling you that you’re on your own and your morals suck.