Right vs. Wrong: A call to arms against liberal situation ethics


Every once in a while, I read something (HERE, for example) to the effect that one of the big problems in American society is the liberal notion of situational ethics.

This notion is based on the theory that the difference between right and wrong depends on the circumstances. That theory inevitably gives rise to cases in which presumably good and respectable people casually wink at immoral and even illegal activities.

If this trend disturbs you, as well it should, it’s high time that you fight against it. Failure to do so will only make you as guilty as the offenders.

Fortunately, an ideal opportunity to fight back will present itself to millions of Americans this week. You see, now that the field of teams for the NCAA college basketball tournament — the Big Dance, as they call it —  has been set, office pools will be popping up all over the place, with perhaps billions of dollars in total at stake.

But these pools are gambling enterprises, people. Such gambling is illegal. If you look the other way and fail to report the organizers of these pools to the proper authorities, you are, in effect, an accomplice to a crime.

And don’t give me that stuff about how office pools are harmless. That’s what they say about smoking marijuana. But it’s not for us to decide whether laws against gambling and smoking dope are fair.  The law is the law. That’s all we need to know.

If we ignore these laws, we’re only promoting disrespect for law in general. That’s what the liberals want. They want to weaken our moral fiber with their situational ethics. Are we going let them get away with it?

I’m retired (well, semi-retired, anyway), so I won’t be going to work in any office this week. Consequently, I won’t likely encounter any college basketball pools. But if I did, I would be morally obligated to blow the proverbial whistle.

What about you? On which side of the ledger will the Great List-Keeper in the Sky record your name?




  1. I just took the stack of blank brackets in the hospital doctor’s lounge and burned them.

  2. Brian Opsahl

    Every minute of the day i watch as things are done to the very close edge of right/wrong
    Doing a bracket for the March madness basketball tourney has become as normal as say Superbowl pools, I know it’s very unproductive from the Companys standpoint but we live in American where our sports are placed at a very high level ….so g0 Illini….but Indiana will win the big game…

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