Brian Baker | Will the Real Jonathan Kraut Please Stand Up?

What the…? For years I’ve been reading Jonathan Kraut’s columns on the opinion page of The Mighty Signal. For years I’ve been wondering how one guy could be so wrong on so many issues. Suddenly, I see a column written under that name entitled “We Need Rules, but Which Would You Change?” and I’m wondering what’s going on, because I find myself nodding along with just about everything in that particular column.

Is there another “Jonathan Kraut” in our valley? But no, the bio at the end of the column matches the one at the end of every other column written under that byline. Is that the sign post up ahead, and we’ve entered the Twilight Zone? Has the Invasion of the Body Snatchers finally happened? If “a conservative is a liberal who’s been mugged,” did someone beat the snot out of him? Did I wake up this morning in some alternative universe?

Whatever happened, I was beyond surprised to read what he’d written. Why, that’s a column I could have written myself! Is this the part where we welcome him into the warm embrace of conservatism?

Wouldn’t that be a hoot?

Regardless of the reason it happened, I thought it was a fine column, clearly thought out and presented, and logically and ethically sound.

 So, Jonathan, does this mean you’ll be burning your Democrat membership card?

Brian Baker, Saugus

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