Staying on track with the Loco-motif

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As best I can tell, my post had absolutely nothing to do with your response, YA.

But let’s address your issue: In every policy discussion, the disingenuous (but often effective) way to ignore the serious policy implications is to give a really heart-wrenching and graphic example of the exceptional case.

By using the deeply disturbing Jeff Jacoby piece the way you did, you ultimately wind up arguing that the state should run around redistributing children based on some bureaucratic agency’s ideas of who makes better parents for little Timmy (or Shimmy). That prospect is much more terrifying than the basic principle that biology matters – in fact, biology rules – except under exceptional circumstances.

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