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Hewett deserves more than a slap on the wrist

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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

To the editor: I believe the writer of the letter about Ronald Hewett deserving a slap on the wrist has it wrong.

He is suggesting we should have a lower standard for public officials, in particular law enforcement officials, than normal citizens. That trend has been set by the entertainment industry, in particular professional sports.

However, two wrongs don’t make a right.

Our standard for these appointed officials in the past was they were to be held to a higher level given what the public was entrusting them to do, i.e. enforce our laws; however, in the past 20 years, thanks to political correctness and other dumbing down techniques, a lower standard is advocated, such as the one by the writer.

For the sake of future American generations, I hope and pray the former standards are the ones that are taught and advocated in our educational system and the pendulum starts to swing back toward common sense, honesty and trust.

From my vantage point, common sense is not one of the ingredients the mainstream media uses when reporting the news; therefore, I am not overly optimistic about the change.