Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Just because you can doesn't mean you should.

Did you hear about the Brookfield Board of Education member-elect who commented on Facebook that his 26 acts of kindness would be to purchase for his gun-enthusiast friends a box of ammunition every day.

There was understandably a loud chorus of outrage and calls for his resignation.  But there were also a few who defended his right to freedom of speech and noted that there should be a distinction between ones private and public life.

Here's the problem.  Too many people think that just because they have the right to do or say something no matter how unethical, immoral or insensitive, then it's OK to do it.  After all the Constitution of the United States says they have the right.  What's the problem?

The problem is that having a 'right' doesn't mean it IS right.  That's the problem.  That man's remark was so wrong on so many levels it defies logic that anyone would step up in his support.

Calls for his resignation are right on the mark.  Anyone who would display such a lack of judgement has absolutely no business making decisions that could affect children. 

He's got to go.  Period.  Then, once he's gone he can slink back into his hole and say whatever he wants.

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