August 11, 2015

“BLACK LIVES MATTER” IS INCONSISTENT WITH BIG GOVERNMENT, Leon Wolf writes at Red State:

Obama stenographer Charles Blow had some rare moments of insight in his latest New York Times column on the “Black Lives Matter” movement and the GOP. As usual, however, Blow confused the cart for the horse and thus offered the complete wrong solution for the problem he is attempting to solve.

Blow noted, correctly, that a large driver of hostile interactions between police and black citizens is increased pressure from municipalities on police to become revenue generation machines:

I’m not a full-fledged capital-L libertarian, but this ad by the Libertarian Party at the peak of the left’s obsession with Occupy Wall Street in 2012 sums up the disparity in graphic terms simple enough for even a Timesman to understand:

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But then, the whole dichotomy ongoing between Hillary, Obama, and Bernie Sanders supporters who demand bigger and bigger government and yet are concurrently waging war against the police as its enforcers is one of the curious paradoxes of the American left.

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