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February 19, 2021

When Glenn Reynolds speaks…

Filed under: Legal,Politics — dknights @ 10:46 am
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smart people listen.  Professor Reynolds is a deep thinker who anticipates many of the future’s trends and problems.  It is well worth reading anything he writes.

10 Comments

  1. It can all be summed up right here:
    “Anyone with a brain and a bit of historical knowledge could have seen this coming, which is no doubt why it eluded so much of our political class.”

    People wonder why I live in such a small, nowhere kind of place. Part of it is by design, and what’s currently playing out in our urban areas, aka “hell holes” is on of the reasons I live where I do.

    Comment by dixieflyer500 — February 19, 2021 @ 10:51 am

  2. I understand and frankly think that is a smart choice.

    Comment by dknights — February 19, 2021 @ 12:10 pm

  3. “The thing to remember is, ultimately, police aren’t there to protect the public from criminals, but to protect criminals from the public.”

    Comment by Jeff Groves — February 19, 2021 @ 2:12 pm

  4. Also, and don’t ask me to quote the case, year, etc, but decades ago there was a SCOTUS ruling stating that the police were not responsible to keep individual citizens safe, but just society at large. *WE* are each responsible for our own protection, and as a result, I am an uncompromising 2A supporter.

    Comment by dixieflyer500 — February 19, 2021 @ 2:15 pm

  5. Yes, there have been several Supreme Court decisions that say the police are not liable if they fail to keep you from being a crime victim.

    Comment by dknights — February 19, 2021 @ 2:28 pm

  6. Jeff, that is one of my favorite scenes from that movie.

    Comment by dknights — February 19, 2021 @ 2:38 pm

  7. I guess I’m culturally ignorant. What movie is this?

    Comment by dixieflyer500 — February 19, 2021 @ 3:44 pm

  8. Its called the Watchmen. The movie, not the HBO series.

    Comment by dknights — February 19, 2021 @ 5:56 pm

  9. Ahhhh, I’ve seen part of it, never sat down and watched the whole thing. Thanks!

    Comment by dixieflyer500 — February 19, 2021 @ 6:07 pm

  10. […] Previously, I wrote that when Prof. Glenn Reynolds writes something,  it is worth reading and considering.  Here is another example.  He has an uncanny ability to spot trends. […]

    Pingback by More from Professor Reynolds | David Knights' Weblog — February 21, 2021 @ 2:23 am


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