Is it ever wrong to do the right thing?
That’s the question for the 2009 Great American Think-off. This is the 17th year of the contest in which people submit an essay of up to 750 words. Four finalists will then debate the question.
The only words I can come up with are “it depends.” Right for whom? Right for you? Right for the greater good?
If you’d like to try your essay out (or try out a few theories on us), help yourself to the comments section. It’s the right thing to do.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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