In an op-ed today, Johah Goldberg writes:
The idea that the government can regulate or ban its way into a world where there are no tragedies, no premature deaths, is quite simply ridiculous. But that is precisely the assumption behind phrases such as, â€śIf only one life is saved, itâ€™s worth it.â€ť
Which brings us to the dangerous part. Pay attention to what Biden is saying. The important thing is for government to act, not for the government to act wisely.
And thatâ€™s the real problem with this kind of rhetoric. Not only does it establish a ridiculously low standard for what justifies government action â€” indeed, action itself becomes its own justification â€” but it also sets the expectation that the government is there to prevent bad things from happening.
But . . . but . . . that is what the majority of the American people voted for.
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