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Speed in Maryland

Last week, I came across the news story about 12 homes under construction set ablaze in Maryland and used it to discuss eco-terrorism.  Yesterday, authorities arrested a man named Aaron Speed.  He is not known as an eco-terrorist, and apparently had no motive.  Speeds works as a security guard protecting the home allegedly torched.

Something seems wrong here.  While Speed has a history of mental illness, he reminds me of the guy they arrested in Atlanta for detonating a bomb during the Olympics.  In that case, they got the wrong guy by overreaching in the search for a motive.  Authorities believed Richard Jewell planted the bomb in order to be seen a hero.  So far, no possible motive has been given for Speed to set fire to the homes.

We’ll see. 

From the evidence disclosed thus far, I would be surprised if Speed ever goes to trial.

Author: William Hennessy

Co-founder of St. Louis Tea Party Coalition and Nationwide Chicago Tea Party Persuasive design expertLatest book: Turning On Trump: An Evolution (2016)Author of The Conservative Manifest (1993), Zen Conservatism (2009), Weaving the Roots (2011), and Fight to Evolve (2016)I believe every person deserves the dignity of meaningful work as the only path to human flourishing.