"What has become of "that America", where right is right and wrong is wrong; where good behavior is rewarded and bad behavior is punished?"
February 19, 2011
When we were living in an east Baltimore ghetto, my mom, a black woman, cried upon hearing Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz were getting a divorce. My parents, four younger siblings and I loved watching the Andy Griffith show.
"I Love Lucy" and "The Andy Griffith Show" represented something good and wholesome; a sense of right and wrong. Andy (Sheriff Taylor) was my hero. He always knew when to sternly enforce the law and when to grant a little grace.
What has become of "that America", where right is right and wrong is wrong; where good behavior is rewarded and bad behavior is punished?
We did not have any of this "Cultural and Moral Relativism" intellectual mumbo jumbo nonsense which is really code for "get out of my way and let me do evil".
A young intern gave the married U.S. president oral sex and was rewarded with instant celebrity, millions of dollars in income and even her own television show. As for the president on the receiving end, he left with a big smile on his face, and the liberal media and his sycophants said, "Hey, "any" man given the same opportunity would have accepted the young woman's pleasuring".
Black rapper, Kanye West made an irresponsible, divisive and outrageous statement on national TV. West said federal relief for victims of hurricane Katrina was slow because "President Bush hates black people". A few days later, West received a music award and guest star appearances on several TV shows.
A more serious situation has arose to reveal how far we have or have not strayed from the core values and sense of right and wrong of days gone by. Read More