The compassion problem

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Confusion in the Ranks.

Scenario One: A young man loses his father who is a policeman. A sad true story. The policeman’s car is retired six years after the death and the kid now a teenager wants it. It is up for auction and he has saved and scrimped to be able to bid for it.

The day of the auction he bids like crazy to get this dream car. To him it means a lot. Memories and dad. But there is another bidder, a farmer who outbids him. The kid loses. But at the last moment the farmer takes the keys to the car he won and hands them to the kid. Wishes him well. Tears are shared even by these guys.

In fact I was a little choked up by the gesture.

Sometimes people do the right thing. That is the strength of America. We are tough but…

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