Thursday, June 30, 2005

The Law of Unintended Consequences

In the '50s and '60s, liberals conducted an extensive litigation and lobbying attack on society's ability to commit the insane to mental hospitals. As a result, many people who lacked the ability to think clearly enough to care for themselves were turned loose on the streets where they swelled the ranks of the homeless. (Somehow liberals tried to blame this on Ronald Reagan.)

We can now see another unintended consequence of this policy. It has resulted in the complete crack-up of the leadership of the Democratic Party. Liberals face a tough choice, if they don't find a way to loosen the grip the whackos have on their party, they will never be an effective organization again. But if they commit the whackos, they will lose a large portion of their leadership.


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