Thanks for the artice. A couple of questions:
1. How do you come up with the idea that profit is morally bankrupt? Is that found in some religious tenant somewhere? In Christianity, Jesus was a carpenter... Was he morally bankrupt if he made a profit?
2. If a public school gets $16,000 from taxpayers for a student and a private school raises $16,000 from fundraising and tuition from willing participants, is one morally superior than the other?
3. Competition seems like a good way to measure school results, but you say there should be no good or bad schools. How do you measure "good" if you don't have anything that is ever "bad"?
Thanks for a forum to ask questions.
Fr. Greg Smith
Episcopal Chaplain to The Citadel
Roads were made for cars? I don't pay my taxes for car drivers?? Sure, I reluctantly drive every once in a while -- but my goodness I pay a ton in taxes to this state to not have access as a person walking or riding my bicycle! A side walk is for WALKING and quite frankly I've been almost AND MY KIDS have been almost hit far more times in crosswalks than ever while on a road. (PS - If you think that your vehicle registration or gasoline taxes take care of roads... just do the math... it doesn't come close)
Did the bike have properly equipped lights and reflectors? Did the car have properly functioning lights and reflectors? We don't know the answer to that... so let's not assume. What we can assume is that a driver killed someone... and that happens far more times in this country than it should. The answer isn't to blame the victim-- but to hold car drivers accountable with vulnerable user laws and proper lanes for bikes and people first... THEN for automobiles.
People first... then machines...
Chaplain Greg Smith
Episcopal Chaplain to the Corps of Cadets
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