Cutting Good Guys Moral Slack

Still from *A Good Day to Die Hard*

Still from *A Good Day to Die Hard*

Here’s a quickie (not by me) that I thought some of you might be interested in. Yeah, yeah, I know, it veers into the political. But, it’s mostly non-partisan… mostly. Obviously, it was the opening paragraph (reproduced below) that made me think of you. Then, it shifts to “real-life” cops, laws, the Constitution, Saul Alinsky, Bill Maher, George Orwell, and asks how much law-breaking and unethical behavior by our political heroes are we willing to overlook in the name of “a better country and a better world”?

If you’re intrigued, give it a read….

“We cut our television and movie heroes a lot of slack. We understand when the good guy bends the rules a bit or takes some liberties with the law in order to achieve a righteous end. Movies and television shows of the seventies and eighties often ended with spectacular chase scenes in which the good guy pursued a nemesis without regard to traffic laws and without regard for property (especially barns, plate glass windows, and wedding cakes, as I recall). If our hero isn’t quite truthful all the time or if he tricks a bad guy, or if he resorts to some unorthodox method of interrogation, that’s okay. It isn’t really bad when the good guy does it in pursuit of good. So we cheer….”

Read the rest of this Patriot Update article here: “Cutting Good Guys Moral Slack”

Tomorrow, we will return to our regularly-scheduled, superheroic efforts….



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