(ConservativeInsider.org) – When an idea gets enough support, often due to the potential profit associated with it, it can take over a whole city or nation without as much as a nod to facts or statistics. Judge Learned Hand coined this phenomenon an “epidemic of ideas,” and George Liebmann, a prominent Baltimore Lawyer, calls Black Lives Matter (BLM) just that.
In 2015, BLM gained traction after the death of Freddy Gray. This caused the number of arrests in Baltimore, Maryland, to drop by over 50% and resulted in fewer prosecutions of most marijuana charges. Liebmann asks in his article published by the American Conservative: “Who profits from this particular epidemic of ideas?”
It’s certainly not the city or its law-abiding citizens that profit, as more drug crimes go unanswered and uncharged. Instead, this typically Democratic state has stalled on common legislation pushed by the Left:
"Maryland is politically a deep blue state. Yet the politicians of inner-city Baltimore, whether out of fear or economic interest, have not been in the vanguard of those seeking recreational marijuana legalization." https://t.co/wpxTvIB6Pb
— The American Conservative (@amconmag) October 14, 2020
Republican Congressional nominee Kimberly Klacik calls out the current lawmakers inability to make the city a better place in her viral campaign ad:
Tens of millions of you have shared the struggle of black people in Baltimore. You cared about our black lives more than our own leaders.
They have done nothing for us.
Now they can’t hide.
We are the change.
— Kimberly Klacik (@kimKBaltimore) September 20, 2020
While viral movements are enticing and give the feeling of being a part of something bigger, they can do more harm than good. Rather than jumping on the latest trend or idea, Americans must analyze the facts and how different policies pushed by each side actually affect the populations.
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