Score: The politics of swimsuits

On this podcast edition of The Score radio show…

Scott revisits one of his favorite topics — the false utopia of government taking care of you, and removing all your worries and cares. In this case, it’s the new Democratic mania for single payer health care. It’s not new, really (a brief history can be read here), but it’s back with a vengeance this year, and the push is led by the left’s aged heart-throb, Sen. Bernie Sanders. At least Bernie has the honesty to admit your taxes “may go up” yo pay for the program, but assures his followers that expense will be more than offset by not having to pay for private insurance. Milton Friedman had something to say about all this…

Scott then shifts to matters of faith, noting survey data that shows Americans becoming more secular. Scott sees this as a disturbing trend, arguing that it leads to a loss of human freedom, with moral authority (and power) ceded to government. He links all this to the incident at the University of Virginia, where a “mob,” as Scott calls them, decided to throw a shroud over the school’s founder, Thomas Jefferson. Scott points to Lynn Mitchell’s post on the broader topic of Mr. Jefferson. And for those interested, UVA was once a den of iniquity, and much worse — during Jefferson’s lifetime.

Plus: politics intrude on the Miss America pageant, and increasingly at ESPN, and a school bans chants of “USA!”

Good grief. Take it away, T-Bone…

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