#Sandy Hook

Bad Irreligion

I suppose I may be faulted for being too naively forgiving toward Huckabee, but I find Williams’ attack on him to be both excessive and un-serious.

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Society of the First-Person Shooter

A constitutional democracy expresses and validates its moral decisions through its lawmaking, but not if the decisions the laws are meant to embody have never actually occurred. If the turning point represents an actual moral commitment, and a turning to each other that also crosses current cultural and religious divides, then we can let the wonks tell themselves that it was really the Semi-Automatic Weapons Control Act of 2013 or 2017 or 2027 that finally put an end to the Auroras and Sandy Hooks and Oak Creeks and Tucsons, but it will have been, and will have had to have been, something far more important than any piece of legislation.

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