It’s been said that to whom much is given much is required. Sometimes it sure doesn’t seem like the rules apply to everyone. If you know the right people or apply enough pressure it seems like you can break the law and run for public office. This is a national disgrace.
I recently heard a news story about a submariner who took pictures on his phone of the area he worked. He knew his work station was considered to be top secret by the Navy. After getting caught with the pictures he then pleaded the Hilary defense. This is serious.
For the past 35 years or so I’ve commuted for work to Boise. Something has changed in the last 18 months. I notice it a little more every day. What I have noticed is that the commuters between Caldwell and Boise get a little more aggressive, want to drive a little faster, want to push the limit a little higher almost every day. This is getting dangerous.
If you do much driving during rush hour to and from Boise, you know what I’m talking about. It used to be 5 miles per hour over, no big deal. Then somewhere along the line it jumped to 10 miles per hour over. Now it’s not uncommon to see vehicles at 15 or sometimes 20 miles per hour over the limit.
So what. What does people driving too fast got to do with anything important. Here’s my point. When everyday working people can disregard traffic laws and shake their fist at you as they pass, something went wrong. It almost seems like some are starting to wonder if national security can be compromised with impunity because of who you know. Well then, maybe I don’t have to drive the speed limit, I mean why should I? Maybe I can drive 10, 15 or 20 miles per hour faster - who is going to care?
Driving back and forth to Boise is just one example. We see many other examples on the news every day. Okay, so what can I do? That is the question I’ve often asked myself. Every time I ask it I get the same answer. The answer may not be for everyone; in fact, it may only be for me. The answer I keep hearing is to do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly.
Snake River Sportsmen Inc.