With respect to the recent action of the Tacoma City Council sitting in judgment of the Arizona state legislature, I offer the following thought:
Racism and bigotry are repugnant. They do not, however, present any present danger to the survival of the Republic. No, the clearest present danger to the Republic is the moral smugness exhibited by those who, by their own appointment, have assumed the mantle of judgment of those of the rest of us who are impaired by inferior morality.
Thanks, Tacoma City Council, for paraphrasing the old saying, “Being the judges of others’ morality is a messy job, but, you know, WE’VE got to do it!”