Originally Posted by Bob Enyart
Hey TOL! A listener in Florida, Chuck, thought I was claiming that the police were the liberals. Just to clarify, here's my reply to him:
In everything I said in both shows, I don't think I once criticized the police. For 20 years on air, I've gone out of my way to thank the police for the job they do, even when I was the one that they were arresting! Perhaps you didn't know that about me, and perhaps that's why you assumed that I was referring to the police as liberals. I gave quite a few examples of the liberalism that led to the handcuffing of a six year old, and none of them had to do with the actions of the officers.
It's not the police who were acting like liberals. The police were doing what the police do. The liberal aspect of the whole absurd event is everything that gets us to the point where the police are called because a six-year-old is pulling a tantrum. It used to be that the adults responsible for children in their care would know how to handle a misbehaving child. Today, even if those adults knew what should be done (which many don't), they dare not do what the child needs most (out of fear of being sued).
And we all know you always go kicking and screaming.