Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Comment on Tucson shooting and murders

David Brooks is correct in noting that commentators who attribute the Tucson killings and shooting of Rep. Gabriele Giffords to the political climate are full of it. From Sheriff Gupnick on, commentators have been offering a hypothesis that political rhetoric encourage Jared Loughner to go on a rampage against the Congresswoman.

Liberals who believe in "evidence-based" policy making ought to be ashamed of themselves if they make such assertions.

Loughner is mentally ill Whether he is so insane that he cannot be held criminally responsible is a question that will be open for some time. But there is little doubt that that he is seriously mentally ill. His actions are not those grounded in politics.

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