As in all recent national tragedies, our so-called leaders feel they “have to do something.” The 536 mules that run this country couldn’t drag me to water if I were dying of thirst. The events of September 11, 2001 brought us one unnecessary war and one unwinnable war. The 2007 housing collapse rewarded bankers who should have been jailed, and the medicine conjured up in the kitchen sink and force-fed to us to fix the problem will eventually kill us. The Newtown, Connecticut, massacre will produce another unmitigated disaster of legislation targeting law-abiding gun owners.

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