Culture War
Many from both the right and the left bemoan the state of the American culture today. Whether it is the lack of positive images in TV, movies, music, politicians, sports figures, police in schools and more, freedom and morality are discussed as being in conflict with each other. Benjamin Franklin once wrote on the subject: "Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need for masters." This should ring true to you today as we debate not only our eroding culture, but the role of government in our lives. Are culture and the need for more government control more connected than we realize?


from The Gray Area:

By now you have all heard of the poor woman who was attacked at a Phoenix area zoo by a Jaguar on Saturday. She was taking a selfie with her back to the animal when it reached through the bar and grabbed her arm. Luckily it didn't get her by the neck in which case she might have been done irreparable damage. But, a few stitches fixed her up.

She returned to the zoo on Sunday.

What do you think she would do upon returning to the zoo the next day?

No, not make demands or threaten a lawsuit. Instead she took full responsibility for the accident and returned to continue her zoo experience. She admitted to have stepped into the safe zone between the fencing to take the selfie and that put her in reach of the Jaguar.

How rare and refreshing. Someone did something dumb, lived to tell about it, didn't blame anyone else for her mistake, and no matter how big, wealthy or potentially could be damaged by the event, did not try to make money off the accident. Just apologized to the zoo and took personal responsibility for her actions. The animal will NOT be euthanized.

Makes you feel good about the future of the country for a moment, doesn't it.

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