Some Common Cents for October 31st 2014

A couple of months ago, President Obama made a comment about social media at a fundraiser. He maintained the world has always been a ‘messy’ place, and suggested US citizens have only just recently been able see just how messy it truly is, thanks largely to social media. You know, I don’t always agree with the guy, but he is right on this. However, I would take it one step further, and purport it is our instantaneous access to global information which has opened eyes, and social media is just part of it.

Our way of life in the United States, and the laws which we have heretofore had, have spoiled us. The vast majority of us simply can’t fathom the brutality which is a normal life in much of the rest of the world. Certainly, we have many social ills here in our country, and the playing field isn’t always even. Yes, we suffer from the lack of effective leadership from time to time, and the long-term fiscal health of our society is indeed worrisome…Read On…

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