March 10, 2012
So When Are We Allowed to Be Intolerant?
I passed a television today and was compelled to stop and watch what proved to be a mesmerizing message from a commercial/PSA. The commercial had many participants, all of them wearing tee-shirts with the phrase "Don't stand for intolerance" on them. After we viewer was able to read their tee-shirts, all of the participants sat down. Presumably they were refusing to stand for intolerance. Is the converse true? Do their actions mean that they, by implication, stand for tolerance? And what about us? Are we supposed to be tolerant of actions we find abhorrent? Let's examine behavior in some specific areas and see if we are to be tolerant or intolerant of recent results and/or actions. The growth of government is phenomenal. Today, at the federal level, there are nearly twice as many people working for the government (22.5 million) as in all of manufacturing (11.5 million). More Americans work for the federal government than work in construction,...(Read Full Article)