Each day I read The Modesto Bee and listen to the news I am more dismayed! The 30-plus years that I taught young children, we pledged to the flag, sang America the Beautiful and even The Star Spangled Banner. I would say we are not a perfect nation, but the USA is the best in the world.
Now, I am not so sure. We have to be politically correct and even accept what was at one time morally wrong. Even our president shares about his marijuana use as a kid and states it is not more harmful than alcohol. Has the general consumption of either substance enhanced the lives of our population?
I am thankful that when I attended and graduated from Fresno State College in the 60s, marijuana was not an issue and alcohol was the problem. Not mine, as I cared too much to put a harmful substance in my body and did not want to break any laws.
I know we still have students who honor their bodies and the laws. We volunteered and learned to be responsible leaders at school and for the future. I respect the office of the president of the United States of America, but I often wonder about our current president. He should be setting the standard much higher.