Mahatma Gandhi is famously quoted as saying that, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” By that standard, the United States often falls short, especially if you judge us by the factory farms providing so much of our meat.
But good and evil are often neither black or white. As in most judgments, you need to exercise some, well, judgment.
In that light, some recent actions by the uber animal – us – have put us in a pretty good light. At least, it bodes well for the people involved.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s proposed cuts to the Pentagon’s budget is aimed at reshaping the military post-Afghanistan. Many are taking a wait and see approach, while some lawmakers are gearing up to fight it.
This is the first such spending plan to fully reflect the end of the combat mission in Afghanistan, and the transition from the last 13 years of war – the longest conflict in U.S. history.
Students across the state rallied today for more construction money for the state's universities.
Chris Hill is the Student Body President at the University of West Florida.He was one of the leaders of the rally at the UWF Commons Wednesday afternoon. He said the students "Hard Hat Rally" was to call attention to the need for more construction funds to improve university facilities at UWF, and across the state.
“Overcoming Adversity” is the topic of a lecture and program this Wednesday, February 26 at the University of West Florida Conference Center. The featured speaker is Philip Brashear, son of the late Master Chief and Master Diver Carl Brashear who was the first African-American and amputee to become a U.S. Navy diver.