'Ethicist' my ass.
You wouldn't blame a dog for overeating; you blame the owners for
overfeeding him. Nor do you blame a dog for biting a neighbor. You might
punish him, but the punishment is training, not a recognition of
authentic responsibility on the part of the canine. And the way that you
think of a dog, is the way that the left thinks of you. When you
misbehave, the left looks around for your owner.
More personal note, son is not only back from Afghanistan, but arrived- on time- today on leave.
Came in late afternoon, and when I brought up dinner it took about three seconds of deep thought to say "I want Mexican. Real Mexican." Apparently what's available up in Tacoma isn't bad, but just doesn't quite measure up.