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Reader Opinion: Greed's stranglehold

A news clipping from the Gallup poll the other day said 80 percent of the people who were polled, thought our morals were far worse than they used to be.

A news clipping from the Gallup poll the other day said 80 percent of the people who were polled, thought our morals were far worse than they used to be.

Not really news to anyone who hasn't been living under a rock but disheartening to hear all the same. What is there to be gained by all of the lying, cheating and promiscuous lifestyle that so many people are being drawn too? Look around us at the drugs, alcohol abuse and corrupt government officials who no one can believe anymore.

It would be so easy to make a list of distasteful things that used to be off limits to our society that are now permitted and in many cases condoned. Make no mistake about it; there are those who call this a progressive society but that very word hints at progress and what kind of progress is served by legalizing drugs and calling smut free expression. What kind of progress is a relentless program by advocates to put guns into the hands of everyone for some kind of macabre vigilante justice program?

It's not enough that we have poisoned our air, water and planet now we need to poison our minds and bodies also.

History isn't taught that much in school as it used to be. They call it old news but the sad part is that within that old news, are clues to why things didn't always work out. Most of the wrongs we have legalized or refused to ban were done for one reason; the almighty dollar. So now we get down to the crux of the problem and it's called greed and greed has been destroying societies from time immemorial and like it or not, it's got a stranglehold on us.

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Mike Holst

Crosslake

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