Confounding Principle & Pragmatism
“ Whether or not a woman deserves the same pay as a man should not be up for debate. Whether or not a cop should be able to shoot an unarmed black man in the street without consequence should not be up for debate. Whether or not trans people should be able to use the restrooms that match their gender identity in safety should not be up for debate. Whether or not sick people and many disabled people should be allowed to suffer and die without medical coverage in the richest country in the world should not be up for debate.”
What does ‘should’ mean?
Medical insurance is a structural problem. I don’t know if there is a way to ensure everyone can get coverage. But there are obviously going to be trade-offs one way or another. Politics isn’t about solutions; it’s about the least imperfect response to a complex concatenation of factors.
Even my fellow ‘Third Liberals’ can get something out of Sowell’s ‘A Conflict of Visions.’
There seems to be a conflation of morality and of practical reality here.