There is much Conservative chatter today over the Broward County schools policy on discipline, which appears to be based in Political Correctness. The effect of the policy is that minority and LGBTQ students who were being arrested at a higher rate than non-minority/non-LGBTQ students stopped being arrested. But there is a bigger question: Did political correctness contribute to the death of seventeen people in Parkland?
The definition of "progressivism" is simple, and direct - use the power and authority of government to solve a perceived social ill. If that social ill is that too many minority students are being arrested in schools, what can be done about it? Well... lower the figures. Okay, technically they used an agreement to reduce the types of crimes being committed to be handled by internal discipline. So... 39... or 23... times later, a problem child starts shooting.
Once again, we're left with solutions in search of problems. In the 1920's, we tried prohibition to end a perceived problem and ended up with more problems. The question is, like Prohibition was needed to accomplish another goal, what is needed that the elimination of guns will help accomplish?
Many folks are posting the Gun Control in 1935 China this week. Please... stop it. The meme is historically inaccurate (i.e., "wrong") and it makes you look dumb.
A Big Announcement of something that I have dreamed about for a long time. We start testing this coming weekend on the 24/7 Podcast 99 Internet Radio Station. If the testing goes well, we are looking at an official launch date of 01 April. Which isn't a joke!