Photo from murder victim Adam Ward's video camera, broadcasting live in Roanoke
By John F. Di Leo -
Reflections on the Roanoke television murders
A Liberal Response
A man is overweight, perhaps by a couple hundred pounds.
The liberal responds in force, closing the fast food restaurant at the corner, shutting down the pizzeria across the street, banning the ice cream shop down the block from selling to him, limiting the soft drink size at the convenience store next door to only 20 ounces at a time.
The fact that the man was already heavy when he moved into the neighborhood – and the fact that he eats ordinary food from the grocery store, just too much of it – don’t factor into their decision. They see an overweight man; they attack every possible culprit in their line of sight… regardless of the rights of those businesses. Those businesses are just in the wrong place at the wrong time.