I agree it is becoming more extinct of people being Good, and Upright these days. I’m seeing it everyday.
During his time as a rancher, Theodore Roosevelt and one of his workers lassoed a maverick steer. They lit a fire and prepared the branding irons. Unfortunately, the part of the range they were on belonged to one of Roosevelt’s neighbors, Gregor Lang. According to the cattleman’s rule, the steer belonged to the neighbor since it was found on his land. As his worker was about to apply the brand, Roosevelt said, “Wait, it should be Lang’s steer.” “That’s all right, boss,” said the worker. “But you’re putting on my brand,” Roosevelt said. “That’s right,” said the man. “Drop that iron,” Roosevelt demanded, “and get back to the ranch and get out. I don’t need you anymore. A man who will steal for me will steal from me” (Today In The Word, March 28, 1993).
Even in Roosevelt’s day, honesty and integrity were exceedingly rare traits. Today, it…
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