Soft penalties for child predators have been a controversial topic across the country over the last couple of weeks due to the confirmation hearings in the U.S. Senate for now-confirmed Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. Republican lawmakers asserted that Jackson had been excessively lenient, though Justice Jackson defended her sentencings and made multiple attempts to justify them.
If you’re a California Democrat, money grows on trees, unicorns are the state animal, and John Lennon’s Imagine is your ideological anthem. Reality be damned, and to hell with economists. Naiveté is bliss. But reality isn’t going anywhere; it never does. Reality is going to punch you in the face, and it doesn’t matter how many times you close your eyes, click your heels, and say, “There’s no one like Barack Obama. There’s no one like Barack Obama.”