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Line Dividing Good, Evil Cuts Through Us

Line Dividing Good, Evil Cuts Through Us

To The Reader’s Forum:

Thankfully, Sunday’s Post-Journal put Sheriff Quattrone’s excellent editorial piece on constitutional law enforcement policies adjacent to Gavin MacFadyen’s misguided piece saying we must rebuild our law enforcement structure by requiring more education of our police and even licenses to work in law enforcement.

When has more education improved the morality of a profession? Yes, we have some bad police officers. But crooked lawyers are admitted to the bar. Dishonest doctors pass their board exams. Incompetent teachers achieve teaching certificates. Morally crippled professionals work in every field despite more licenses required than ever, and the highest levels of education in history.

MacFadyen ignores the truth Solzhenitsyn recognized in his famous quote from The Gulag Archipelago, “If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being.”

Degrees and licenses will never erase that line in any profession, nor will they reform a single human heart. And we see abundant proof of that every single day.

Steve Sorensen

Russell, Pa.

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