Published: Wednesday, July 31 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT
Is chewing tobacco a performance drug. Is this another tobacco thing.
While the advertising of the use of performance enhancing drugs may suggest the
use of such to people, the drugs themselves are not the primary cause of people
using them. People are driven to be winners by every aspect of our
human community. Winning is everything. Money is the most sought after but
looks, ability and just about every other personal attribute are also goals.
We would punish the athlete for cheating, but accept a great many
false and misleading efforts to take other people’s money. We accept
make-up and even physical changes of the body to enhance our looks. Then we
exercise and practice, practice, practice to out do others. Are we
demanding that athletes observe the notion of equal opportunity when we
don’t demand equal opportunity in other things.
I agree. Where's the editorial demanding that we punish the cheaters on
Wall Street and in international finance that cheated the system and destroyed
the world economy?
" Integrity is essential in every field of endeavor from business to
academics to politics and the criminal justice system."That ship
has sailed unfortunately. We live in a win at any cost society, where money is
the measure of ones worth to society. We have a society today that sees
manners, dignity, and respect as bad things branding such as "political
correctness" gone too far.I have very low expectations...
particularly in when it comes to sports figures. Society favors winners more
than they do decent people.... Hernandez of the Patriots is a great example.
Lets try conservatism out with baseball and just not have any baseball rules.
The market will decide.
Maybe we should punish cheaters in business like we treat cheaters in sports.
If you're caught cheating in business... you are banned from business for
life.switcharoo"Conservatism" doesn't mean
"no rules". But thanks for trying to frame your opponent in as bizzar
a talking-point fashion as possible. You win the prize today. If you even
knew what "Conservatism" means... I might listen to the rest of what you
have to say about them.
The problem with Major League Baseball is their justice system is sort of like
spinning that wheel in the movie "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome".
Baseball is on the ropes and MLB has to kick out the cheaters or risk falling
behind soccer!NFL needs to do the same and will, but first they must
rid themselves of the criminals and thugs!
isrred South Jordan, UTI agree. Where's the
editorial demanding that we punish the cheaters on Wall Street and in
international finance that cheated the system and destroyed the world
economy?10:43 a.m. July 31, 2013=========== Agreed.My sentiments exactly!
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