Man is the quintessential builder. Oftentimes, when seeking what he might see to be a greater good, he’ll destroy something that’s otherwise beneficial; maybe even necessary. Men, mountains or ideas are all subject to the sacrificial block if it’s determined that either stands in the way of attaining that higher ideal, that bigger profit or that better way of doing things; even if “things” means only becoming better at being ourselves.
I’d like to think that Kaci Hickox is looking at such a bigger picture when she takes her defiant stand against the government; one that’s being painted by her concerns about the seemingly cavalier abolishment of civil liberties and the use of unlawful detentions. But the conflict arises from the fact that Maine Gov. Paul LePage is looking at the same big picture, only he sees his in a different way. His landscape illustrates his responsibility for the safety of the entire state of Maine along with the confidence its citizens have in their state’s ability to protect them in times of dire crisis.
So, whose greater good here is the greatest good that should be upheld? Continue reading