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Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2019 12:07 am


Fifty high-profile individuals were recently arrested for bribing admissions officers to enroll their children into top-tier universities. Compare the conduct of “wellmeaning” parents — so the spin goes — to other scandals.

After risking his life to protect corrupt international power brokers, did Lt. Col. Michael Flynn, Trump’s convicted national security adviser, wonder, “What about me?” Regardless of an apple’s seductive allure or our rationalizations, corruption is the absence of integrity.

Every action creates a ripple in the Force. The magnitude of the harm isn’t the issue. A lack of integrity is still a lack of integrity, whether Paul Manafort’s modus operandi or bribing one’s child into college.

The admissions scandal is a stark reminder of the powerful influencing results most people cannot. The “everyone else is doing it” mentality forms resentment, which leads to more discord.

What of all the daily scandals? A disconcerting statement about the present state of affairs is “zero tolerance.” The attitude of administration officials was that they didn’t believe anyone would object to separating children from parents! OMG!

When evil governs, does God sweep the board clear unless finding 10 good people? No, it isn’t about an angry deity delivering a stern lesson; rather, the accumulated weight of our decisions creates our world.

God isn’t polluting the environment risking the Earth’s ability to sustain life. What God provided is the gift of free will. The world we desire is before the council of our jurisdiction.

Barry Abraham Zavah

Alpine, Texas

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