Wisdom, a rare trait these days

Captain Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger III (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Today, tragically, too many people in power are projecting the worst. Many are cowardly, complicit enablers, acting against the interests of the United States, our allies and democracy; encouraging extremists at home and emboldening our adversaries abroad; and threatening the livability of our planet. Many do not respect the offices they hold; they lack — or disregard — a basic knowledge of history, science and leadership; and they act impulsively, worsening a toxic political environment.

The fabric of our nation is under attack, while shame — a timeless beacon of right and wrong — seems dead.

This current absence of civic virtues is not normal, and we must not allow it to become normal. We must rededicate ourselves to the ideals, values and norms that unite us and upon which our democracy depends. We must be engaged and informed voters, and we must get our information from credible, reputable sources.

Captain Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger III
Washington Post, Oct. 29, 2018

I can’t think of anyone I respect more than Capt. Sullenberger. He represents the best in us. I urge you to read his entire commentary.

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