Race relations between black and white Americans have been on the minds of many of us in the aftermath of the senseless killing of nine black people by a white, 21-year-old high school dropout, on June 17.
Since our fairly recent withdrawal from Afghanistan, our country has had no “boots on the ground” in any foreign country. Military bases? Yes. Military advisors? Yes. Fighter planes and drones: definitely. But how long can this hold?
I was reminded the other day of a story about a little boy. His parents took him to see a concert performed by a great pianist.
There has been a lot of talk over the past few weeks about the status of the Confederate battle flag and its meaning in the United States today.
Aside from a few extremist voices, much of the discussion is based on American heritage, whether it is the descendants of slaves or the descendants of Confederate soldiers.
As Americans we are facing some tough times in our country.
Our families will feel it, the average American will struggle to make ends meet. In all of this we need to keep a perspective of right and wrong. This will be the playing field where our friends and family will be able to see a model of moral absolutes.