SUSPICIOUS

The Inquirer’s Monica Yant Kinney wrote a weird, cheeky, somewhat sympathetic, mostly condescending piece on friends of mine who were arrested in civil disobedience for healthcare reform. The weirdest line:

I had to listen a few times before it hit me that the members of the Student Healthcare Action Network want the government to have more control over their lives. Aren’t college kids supposed to be suspicious of politicians and power?

Yant Kinney also suggests, in true Reason Magazine style, that the horrors of George W. Bush should have made kids more anti-government. Perhaps Yant Kinney is not aware that the students of the civil rights movement, her reference point for student activism, supported the dread hand of government regulation in the Civil Rights and Voting acts of 1964 and 1965. Or maybe she thinks the kids were confused then too.

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