Overstating Boston

A wise friend suggested to me yesterday that the Boston bombing story is “the elephant in the room, leading to total reconsideration of many issues, whether immigration, the war on terror, gun ownership, cultural decline…”

Color me skeptical.

Politicians and activists, pundits and columnists across the political spectrum have used the murder and mayhem caused by a pair of Islamic radicals (yes, President Obama, I said “Islamic”) to grind their own policy or opinion axes.

Some (but probably not most, at least within the political class) are sincere, others simply opportunistic. But on almost every issue, even if agreeing with the speaker’s fundamental position, broad policy implications of the murderous Tsarnaev brothers are overstated.

Please read the entirety of my article for the American Spectator here:
http://spectator.org/archives/2013/04/26/overstating-boston

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