I appreciate your well written and thought out response. It was the fact that this happened in SC that made me respond they way I did. I defer to the wisdom of your age and agree with you that ‘the state’ will not support me or my family for I am an American who believes in and holds the viirtue of EXCEPTIONALISM above statism.
I get it but I don’t think I’m that old….duck soup.
Kickassia is much better.
Look for it on youtube.
Or it will end up like "Freedom City"....those of you who have ever been through Cairo IL will know what I mean.
 April 17, 2015 at 3:00pm
Who else but a police officer would risk his/her own safety on a busy highway to save a life?
A community activist…no.
A professional protester….no
That’s why they are here folks.
Appreciate them for what they do.
One day you too may need their help.
I think I understand the basic thrust of your comment – that this law enforcement employee did good. I agree.
In response to your question: as a church-going Christian man I would have pulled this unfortunate soul from the ledge. I recall a time not all that long ago, I’m in my sixties, when most people and many boys would have done the natural thing.The moral thing.The good thing.The civic thing. Am I so old fashioned that I believe a normal reaction of a good person when they see someone in distress is not to pass-on-by or call government? I am sorry but I am commanded by my creator to help my neighbor. I have not, do not, and will not look to the state to do for me and my family what people should be doing for each other as routine.
Again, I think I understand what you meant by your comment but brother if you are looking for the state to save your butt in most instances you will have a long and lonely wait.
Good people looking out for each other is the basis of a successful and human society. America is my adopted country and, well at least it use to be, a place where good people could depend upon one another.
It did cross my mind that this “good” action is out of SC. I seem to recall a reoccurring editorial theme here when a negative action by government is reported there always seems to be a flurry of feel good from the same local.
One last thing, color does not matter.
 April 17, 2015 at 2:39pm
Kudos to these two boy scouts who at their young age possess the intelligence and fortitude to argue the point of control.
Too bad the BSA leadership did not exhibit the same intelligence and fortitude when they sold Lord Bayden Powell and the Boy Scouts of America down the river for the sake of political correctness just a few years ago.
 April 17, 2015 at 2:29pm
Petulant spoiled man/boy that he is Obama, and his party of fools, best get used to the word NO.
Remember this, it is Obama’s failure as POTUS that made the sky fall on his head.
Chicken Little has come home to roost.
No, about that LEGACY Obama?………
April 17, 2015 at 1:46pm
Governments venture into our private lives for the sole reason of imposed taxation.
 April 17, 2015 at 1:37pm
Depends on how we vote.
 April 17, 2015 at 1:33pm
Liked the “church is a hospital for sinners” remark.
 April 17, 2015 at 12:29pm
Grahmnesty is right.
An engaged electorate is a good check AGAINST establishment RINOISM.
 April 17, 2015 at 12:20pm
The continuing consequence of Obamas exit ‘STRAT-E-GER-Y’….
Chalk up another victory for Al Queda and another feather in the cap for the OBAMA/HILLARY CLINTON so-called ‘Arab Spring’.
jack: Agree. When you have a Commander-in-Chief who announces his exit date in the MSM , you know that your chances of winning a war are slim to none ! ( Just more of the never -ending International Left and Little Europe # 2 Obama Administration's Blame Bush / America campaign. Even the Trolls can't resist that very worn- out , parroted rhetoric.
 April 17, 2015 at 12:13pm
This theory obviously does not apply to anyone employed in the hospitality service industry or retail?
You are so correct--Sat. and Sun. were the worst days to wake up. The job was OK it was the people that sucked. I know I'm going to get a rath of you know what on my next comment. The anglos and spanish were great to deal with--it was the indians and middle easterners that would ruin my day--and these folks have pretty much taken over the retail business as employees and shoppers!!!!
 April 17, 2015 at 11:58am
Like LBJ’s “War on Poverty”?
 April 17, 2015 at 11:06am
And not a single solitary word about American oil exploration, drilling & refining.
How status quo.
Now there is only ONE SINGLE PARTY representing us in congress.
Just like our founding fathers warned us about.
Is the electorate paying attention?
Generally, it is agenda masquerading as science. Think Global Warming / Global Climate Change.
 April 17, 2015 at 10:22am
Drug addicts…..America’s new victimhood class. I can just imagine the federal government rationale; the issue isn’t the drug users choice to use drugs it’s the drug itself.
Too bad they can’t use the same rationale with the 2nd amendment; guns don’t kill people, people kill people.
Next up – how to register the drug addicts as democratic voters?……
Can't get them legal, no matter how much pain Your in.
Yeah, conceivably. Drug addicts haven't signed their basic rights over to anyone just because they're drug addicts, so they retain their rights. Whether or not they can make an informed choice is anyones guess. I suppose some actually can; I've known drug addicts whom I would have trusted to watch my home while I was away, believe it or not. Not all of them are scumbags, but I admit that most are. Most of them cannot be trusted; the ones who can be trusted are very few and very far between.
Drug addicts chose to use drugs; no one held a weapon to their head and forced them to shoot up. That's an individual choice. I've known many who, sadly, made that choice. Most of them are no longer alive. I hate to say it, but I think that's a better fate than living 50 years with a monkey on your back.
 April 17, 2015 at 9:29am
3rd grade social engineering.
The loaded question, “I wish my teacher knew…” reeks of statism. Children at that age are innocents and prompted a question of that nature may in fact divulge private information, possibly familial, that is not the concern or business of public education.
“My mom is not around that much…” may prompt CPS intervention and probably will. A host of other issues may arise as well that could compromise the privilege of parental responsibility. Of course all of this has nothing whatsoever to do with an educational curriculum of a 3rd grade classroom that taxpayers support without choice.
If the teacher has the need, which I am certain many do, to find out something about their young students then ask the question, “Tell me what you like to do and why?”
Big brother, as promised, watches from cradle to grave.
Exactly, and 3rd grade kids have no real concept of "It's none of your damn business" they see an assignment as manditory even if it's not.
Next thin'g they'll be asking is, "how many guns are in your house?''
Some of us see it like it is.
I wish my child's teacher knew that their home life is none of her business. And it should be against the law to allow the kids to reveal personal stuff to their classmates that they are too young to know shouldn't be shared. I wish my child's teacher knew she is there to teach not be their psychologist. And I wish my child's teacher knew that there may be some real good reason why a child's mother is not around a lot b/c she has 2 jobs maybe? And one of the kid's father was deported? None of her business. What a tricky way to get into people's home life...smh
 April 16, 2015 at 4:56pm
If he were not a government employee and a Tea Party protester instead do you suppose he would have been released?….
 April 16, 2015 at 4:45pm
 April 16, 2015 at 3:32pm
Josh “one step from Hazeldon” Earnest is really reaching. Grassley will remain in Washington long after Earnest checks in……
 April 16, 2015 at 3:27pm
The good Lord works in mysterious ways.
Those who sing for their supper will surely be rewarded.