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The Core Values and Morals of Our Citizens

So Chris’ post “Are they stupid, or just lying?” got me thinking. Chris was talking about the spectacle of the House voting to ban the sale of horsemeat. But he had this quote:

Added Rep. Christopher Shays, R-Conn.: “The way a society treats its animals, particularly horses, speaks to the core values and morals of its citizens.”

Me, I think the way a society treats its prisoners speaks a lot more to our core values. And so, if all the bills in play pass, will we be treating horses better than accused terrorists?