Have you ever watched something happen and said to yourself, "Man, that's just wrong?" Seems like I've been saying that a lot lately. People have lost their perspective of what is right and what is wrong.
A woman left her two dogs in the car on a hot day with the windows rolled up. One died. Man, that's just wrong. Another left an unattended child in a car, you can imagine what happened. Man, that's just wrong. A young boy stabbed a puppy to death in his bedroom. Man, that's just wrong.
Two dozen people shot in Baltimore in the space of five days, many killed. Man that's just wrong. Another killed in Edgewood in Harford County. Across the region, witnesses are afraid to come forward with the names of these killers. Man, that's just wrong. This phenomenon is not limited to the actions of the individual. Unable to pass a budget, our government is furloughing employees and closing down operations. Any fool can see this action is not going to save any money that will amount to anything to solve the deficit the administration has so blindly led us into. Man, that's just wrong.
Our government has decided to destroy and scrap over $7 billion worth of war material and equipment rather than collect it at a depot or ship it home. Man, that's just wrong. To save money, the U.S. Army has closed the Aberdeen Proving Ground Museum and removed all of the outdoor displays. I imagine they will cart off all of the exhibits inside the museum and leave an empty building to fall into decay for lack of maintenance. Man, that's just wrong.
Now, I hear Department of Defense is demobilizing 12 combat divisions and support personnel leaving this country vulnerable to attack once again. Is that what the politicians want? Man, that's just wrong. We elect politicians to represent us in government. All we ask is they do it in the best interest of the American people and not the best interest of any particular political party. Collectively, they just can't seem to ever just do the right thing. Man, that's really just wrong.
George E. Martin Sr., AberdeenCopyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun