Re: Re: What are TRUE eagles
ralph romig (rwromig@PPCO.COM)
Tue, 13 Jun 1995 10:35:25 -0500
>An Eagle is an Eagle is an Eagle....
> In my mind, the question is what is learned of citizenship,
> leadership, and values.
> I've read two stories in the newspapers recently of Eagle
> One of an Eagle who was enamored by firearms, and
> executed someone with an AK-47. Perhaps there will be a
> future, sometime, someplace, for him. But the values and
> citizenship didn't sink in.
> The other was of an Eagle who following incarceration in the
> Lorton (VA) Penitentiary [a DC facility] for murdering his
> wife, turned to the ministery and has been ordained.
> Therein, could be a redemptive quality and reembracing of
> Eaglelike qualities.
I think these are an example that training doesn't necessarily lead to
actions. We all hope that the character building will lead to better
citizens, but it is not necessarily so. A person can still stray from the
lessons of their childhood (not unlike the parable of the prodigal son).
But without the exposure to values, citizenship, character building, etc the
odds are even lower that desireable character and responsible actions will
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