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No Boundaries, Big problem

Fooling Wrote: Apr 26, 2013 12:00 AM
Who cares? You live in America. Do you really expect moral discernment among a people who depend on govt. for a living and to enforce social morality? Seriously? Of course we lost knowledge of right and wrong. A long time ago. It is awkward to talk of morality when the out of wedlock birthrate is over 50% . . . . and we throw parties for teens to celebrate their pregnancy. Otherwise we would be racist. America the beautiful? Lol, ha ha -- the joke is on us ; )

One of the consequences of abandoning a standard by which right and wrong can be judged is our increasing inability to mete out punishment that fits the crime. In fact, too often we weigh extenuating circumstances rather than guilty actions.

In the case of the Boston bombers, observers search for reasons why the attacks occurred. But the failure to view the attackers as anything other than simply guilty and judge them accordingly, is similar to the U.S. government's attitude toward the Middle East, which often sees Israel as the major impediment to peace. There is little expectation that Israel's...