boot, in her Column published on Wednesday, recalled Franklin’s fire-fighting advice to Philadelphians that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
Republican Today “think an ounce of cure is worth a pound of prevention,” he wrote, calling on the GOP to allow the “disasters” of COVID-19, global warming and gun violence “to rage out of control.” Slogan – and then hope for the best.”
“Why won’t the GOP do more to avert many potential tragedies?” Boot, a longtime anti-Trump Republican who left the party after the former president came to power.
“Because it fears taking on anti-vaxxers and COVID deniers, oil and gas interests and the gun lobby,” he concluded. “Because of a combination of extremism and expediency, Republicans are allowing problems to escalate at great cost instead of tackling them at the source.”