by Mike Pyatt
A Northeast newspaper editor, in1941, characterized Presidents Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln as “lighthouses in a foggy world.” Most Americans agree with that editor’s veneration. For those who genuinely love liberty, it’s more than symbolism. That trio stood as beacons in the midst of tumultuous, turbulent times. Few could deny that this world isn’t foggy on so many fronts. In the U.S., the towering health crisis of the day is the uncontrollable, deadly opioid epidemic. It leaves us in a malevolent fog, unable to stem the tide of this growing menace. Existential threats emanate from the Middle East, North Korea, and Russia, continuing to drain our coffers, and breech our reverie. We still slaughter nearly a million unborn annually. The U.S. sorely need statesmen, not politicians, who’ll take the helm, and intrepidly navigate these dangerous waters, that beset our “vessel of liberty” that’s listing perilously, taking on water. Is it too soon to lower the life boats?