I hear a lot of folks, left and right, who think they have the obvious solutions to a number of difficult social and political problems.
But, maybe I’m wrong. Maybe *you’re* one of the enlightened ones whose finger is on the heartbeat of America, and knows it well enough to give solid, worthwhile solutions which carry the least possible social costs, particularly to those least able to pay them.
Here’s an image.
Gee, I wonder what that is?
The United States is a big place. It has a lot of cultures. It has a lot of contexts. You think you’re up to the task of telling others what they should do and how they should live?
Tell me what cities the thirty brightest dots in that image represent.
Because let’s face it — if the top 15 or 20 aren’t stupid-easy for you, or if you can’ t do this without checking out maps or wishing somebody would draw in the state lines (Hey, Tulsa, I’m looking at you!), then you are simply too provincial to think you know what the rest of the country should do.