A Do-Gooder. The dictionary definition of the word tells you all you need to know. One definition is “an earnest often naive humanitarian or reformer,” while another defines it as “a well-meaning but unrealistic or interfering philanthropist or reformer.”
Liberal politicians, like Hillary, Obama, and Pelosi, are notorious do-gooders. They meddle and “interfere” in every conceivable issue, mainly because they don’t think you, the lowly people, can take care of yourselves.
One of the tasks at MCD is to point out liberals who masquerade as conservatives. And one of those in Mississippi is Senator Roger Wicker. He is now jumping into an issue better left to others.
In his most recent op-ed, Do-Nothing (now Do-Gooder) Roger is making his mark:
I have joined the nationwide effort by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers to raise awareness about the dangers of leaving a child in a parked car. This effort includes a public service announcement reminding everyone to call 911 if they see a child alone in a car. Children are especially vulnerable to heatstroke in a vehicle, where temperatures can soar past 120 degrees. Not only are they unable to unlock or open the door, but their body temperature rises faster than that of adults. A heatstroke can take a child’s life in matter of minutes.
Conversations on the future of automotive technology, including autonomous vehicles, have already begun in Congress. The development of devices that could help save children from heatstroke in a car should be part of these discussions. I recently cosponsored the “Helping Overcome Trauma for Children Alone in Rear Seat Act (HOT CARS Act),” which could lead to the installation of sensors in cars that let drivers know when a child has been left in the backseat. These features should be as commonplace as airbags or child safety locks. Given the amount of time that we spend in our cars getting to school or work, safety is not a feature to shortchange.
The issue is a serious one, for we all grieve for children who die from being left in hot cars. Statistics show that Mississippi leads the nation in that category, with 17 since 1998. That’s 17 kids who should be alive today, if not for negligence on the part of their caregivers. May God comfort those who have suffered such tragic loss.
And this is certainly not a effort to lessen or take attention away from such a grave matter but is this something Roger Wicker, as a United States Senator, should be concerned with? Should Congress take up an issue that is purely local in nature?
As conservatives, we profess a belief in federalism, the Tenth Amendment, in local control and self-government, yet this announcement by Senator Wicker is more inline with a liberal do-gooder mentality and that of a concerned politician wanting an issue that tugs at the heartstrings a bit now that 2018 is upon us.
Politicians who will dabble in such issues will dabble in others closer to home. Be wary.