OK, maybe I feel a little better now.
- Shawn Macomber covers the visit of Paul Rusesabagina (hero of the movie Hotel Rwanda) to Bedford, NH. My own congresscritter, Jeb Bradley, comes off particularly poorly. Shawn brings his contrarian perspective and insight to the visit, and the result is very much worth reading.
- I used to admire Ted Frank back in the day
when we both hung out on Usenet, whether I agreed or disagreed
with him. So go read him on shooting
I fully acknowledge that shooting looters is an inappropriately disproportionate response if one views looting as mere larceny. But one doesn't shoot looters to protect property, one does so to protect order. Somebody is going to suffer unjustly when society breaks down. I don't understand why Muller thinks it preferable for the law-abiding citizens to be the cost-bearers. History has shown repeatedly that the way to stop an anarchic riot is an early display of substantial force.
Good point. I have to (belatedly) add PointofLaw to the blogroll.