For John, BLUF: Usually nothing is ever as bad or as good as popular leaders are telling you it is. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Yesterday Law Professor Gail Heriot noted, on InstaPundit:
ON THIS DAY IN 1692, Bridget Bishop was convicted of witchcraft. Days later, she was executed, making her the first of 14 women and 6 men to suffer that fate during the witchcraft panic then gripping Salem, Massachusetts. Among other things, Bishop was accused at one point of having three nipples—a sure sign of being in league with the devil.Professor Heriot didn't mention that Massachusetts played in the day care center issue, and Commonwealth officials were slow to step up.
Thankfully, panics like that don’t happen anymore … except when they do.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff