Former co-blogger Arnold Kling writes:

I am not going to be bullied into supporting policies that I believe are bad just because they are popular. If you want to talk me out of my position against a policy, tell me what is good about the policy.

Well said.

I should add that I don’t have time to read the two posts he’s commenting on. So I don’t know if his post is on target or not. It doesn’t matter for my purposes. What I like is the quote above because it’s important in its own right.