Monday, July 27, 2009

Reinstatement for Vick

I find this particular headline interesting. He was released from federal prison just last week and the NFL has already said he could be reinstated with provisions. I am just waiting for PETA to protest football, now, but that isn't the point of my blog. Michael Vick had a very lucrative career in the NFL and still felt the need to make money both illegally and cruelly. He went to federal prison, will be on parole for 3 years or something and he's already been basically welcomed back to his old job! I've counseled people for years that have small legal scrapes that can't find a job. Now that unemployment is at an all time high, he's got a job and many folks that have actually been showing up to work to take care of their job don't. I can't help but wonder what would have been different, if Michael Vick had been just some ordinary guy that got busted for dog fighting and cruelty to animals. First, I'm guessing he would have had a much longer sentence and a much later opportunity for parole. I'm also guessing when he did get out, he'd be pounding the pavement quite awhile looking for work. We've got a real double standard here in America when it comes to employment opportunity and the criminal justice system in general. Must be why so many lawmakers didn't feel the need to pay their taxes until being investigated for a higher office.
A false balance is abomination to YHVH . . . a Proverb of Holy Scripture
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