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How do you decide what is right or wrong?

By Staff | Dec 10, 2020

To the editor:

The political differences here in Florida are, in my view, not just tensions between how the budget should be spent or how much to tax, they are fundamental. They expose how people approach right and wrong, morality, and justice itself.

Some think if the issue benefits themselves or family or the group they identify with, that is good enough. Others seek validation from religious beliefs, and still others may decide issues on how they feel. All of this has lead to what is a brewing “cold war” between the 60% of the country who supports President-elect Biden, and President Trump.

The only true test for morality that has stood the test of time is “don’t do anything to anyone else if you don’t want it done to you.” If you don’t want to be lied to, if you want a majority vote respected, if you want equal justice for yourself. If you don’t want to be belittled or looked down on, these things are clearly wrong.

No one is perfect and few can say that they have never made choices that always pass this test, but a just society is the promise and the hope of America, and Florida appears to be failing this test.

Michael Schreibman

St. James City