(The time stamp on this post has been changed from 12/15 to 12/17 to give the post more current main page placement. JinC)
Most of the rest of this post is taken from one I published this past October.
One of the reasons I admire Hoover Institute fellow Thomas Sowell is because he so often writes things like the following:
Much was made of the fact that these Duke students came from affluent families. Lucky for them - and for us. Not everyone has an extra million dollars lying around to fight off false accusations. Their fight is our fight.
What you just read is the last paragraph of Sowell's column following NC Attorney General Roy Cooper’s finding that David Evans, Collin Finnerty and Reade Seligmann were “innocent.”
Can you imagine N&O editorial page editor Steve Ford, H-S editor Bob Ashley, Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, and Duke Professors Wahneema Lubiano and Orin Starn writing anything like that?
I can't. They’re too self-seeking and filled with envy.
None of them have the generosity of spirit, fairness and wisdom which led Sowell to conclude: “Their fight is our fight.”
Sowell's entire column is here. It's a "don't miss."
Hat tip: The Johnsville News