Suppose I was running for office and had a kid. Suppose I supported de-criminalization / legalization of drugs. Suppose during the campaign the kid dies of an overdose.
Three things would be true.
1. My support for the policy didn't kill my kid. Lots of people die of overdoses while we continue to wage "war" on drugs.
2. My kid dying doesn't make my policy position wrong. It might be wrong (I don't think it is), but my kid dying has nothing to do with the cost-benefit analysis or the morality of the position.
3. My kid dying + my policy position doesn't automatically make me a hypocrite.
So I have to ask, WTF is going on in this country???