Last week I watched a segment from Tavis Smiley and his interview with Coretta Scott King. Mrs. King (+2006) said one of our problems today is that we have no moral leader. She was speaking in reference to a moral leader such as her husband - which he surely was in the non-violent movement for Civil Rights. In speaking of our nation, I believe Mrs. King's words to be prophetic, we do indeed lack a moral leader for our time.
Unfortunately, Mr. Obama's pledge in his weekly radio address this past Saturday, to crack down on irresponsible behavior, misses. He's talking about Wall Street and the free market of course - making regulations and policing financial institutions. Although it seems to me, he's more about the state controlling people and institutions than he is about traditional morality.
Irresponsible behavior is 47+ million children exterminated in 40 years. Put some controls on that.
Gun control, just to save one child, certainly is not moral leadership. It seems to me that really is hypocrisy.
Alas - this country lacks moral leadership.