Another perspective on the memorial services for former President George H.W. Bush -- this time, a broader view of how we increasingly treat our presidents, in life and in death, more like kings than public servants.
The National Review's Charles C.W. Cooke writes:
It's no secret that many companies collect data about you. Some, like banks and phone companies, have been collecting such information for decades. We're used to it and, mostly, accept it.
Remember when Dick's Sporting Goods said it would no longer sell "assault" weapons in its stores and refuse to sell firearms to anyone under the age of 21? We said the company was free to do whatever it wished, but should not be surprised if a good portion of its customer base decided to take its business elsewhere.