Do The Ends Justify The Means
By: Jacqueline Scott | January 7, 2010 | Opinion, Politics

I know that this is another one of my many rants but think about it.  Do the ends always justify the mean.  Now what has gotten me to think about this topic is the recent political climate.  First of all we have all heard of those senators taking the pork for their states to pass the health care debate.  Secondly what about all those extra screening for flights, will they really catch everything.  I don't know I've just been thinking about this and when is it that as a country we become vulnerable, when we aren't vigilant, but how long can we be vigilant.  How long can a country basically stand at attention and say we are going to defeat you.  I just don't know how long we as a society and we as a people can take all of this watching.  There was a shooting at my university in 2008 and I know that still to this day every time I hear an airplane, and every time I hear about a shooting my mind goes back to that day and those dead students.  I guess the question is do the ends justify the means?  I think the real question is how long are we going to wait for the ends to keep up with the means?

 

Jacqueline is the Founder of The Sexy Politico. She's a world traveler - fueled by her love for learning. She has lived in the United States and Eastern Europe, but as of now calls Wuxi, China her home. She's proudly travelled throughout the lower 48 states in America as an army brat, navigated her way from West to East in Europe, and has seen the most urban and rural areas of Southeast Asia. Through all her journeys she managed to double major in Political Science and History w/ a minor in Southeast Asian studies at Northern Illinois University, join the Peace Corps, and teach English to children on three different continents. She has learned a few things along the way she'd like to share as advice to a future world traveller: 1) Always accept a Grandmother's home-cooked meal and 2) Never lose your wits because you never know when or where you'll need them.


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