Broadcaster Quits over Ethics Concern
Morally Tone Deaf

The Better Side of America

By John Morton

This week we learned that America isn’t about tearing down statues, Russians interfering in U.S. elections, thugs from the left and right pounding each other, or who should use which bathroom. 

HoustonThis week we’ve seen Americans of every racial, ethnic, and religious group working together to save lives in Houston.  They do not identify each other by group.  This is what America should be about and is about.

Adam Smith discussed the altruistic nature of people in The Theory of Moral Sentiments.  “How selfish soever man may be supposed, there are evidently some principles in his nature, which interest him in the fortune of others, and render their happiness necessary to him, though he derives nothing from it, except the pleasure of seeing it.”

We have seen and continue to see heroic behavior in Houston and up the Gulf coast.  I hope that in the future we don’t need a tragedy of this scope to bring the country together.


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