When are we going to begin celebrating the real heroes in our culture? Let's give awards to the special ed teachers, the garbage men, the first responders and the babysitters.
We should certainly be paying our firemen more than we pay our legislators, shouldn't we? After all, if the firemen just went home on vacation in the middle of their work we would all be in trouble. Have we decided that big pay and the car that we drive determines the pecking order? Why does a rapper or a linebacker who prances in a municipally subsidized arena every week make more than a principal in an underfunded urban middle school?
Our working class heroes shouldn't be waiting for some reward in heaven. Who's in charge here?