Dig­nity and dis­ci­pline

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - VOICES -

John Brum­mett’s col­umn, “Grade on dif­fer­ent curve,” has keen in­sight. He quotes Pres­i­dent Clin­ton, “Work or­ga­nizes life. … We can­not, I sub­mit to you, re­pair the Amer­i­can com­mu­nity and re­store the Amer­i­can fam­ily un­til we pro­vide the struc­ture, the val­ues, the dis­ci­pline and the re­ward that work gives.”

Idle­ness is in­deed the devil’s work­shop. We must get peo­ple work­ing. I say ex­plore the idea of get­ting a plan like FDR had in start­ing the WPA again. Ac­tion needs to hap­pen be­cause the sta­tus quo is no good. With work brings dig­nity and dis­ci­pline.

KIRK NETHERTON

Con­way

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