Posted on Wednesday, August 01st 2012 at 04:15 pm
There is a new PSA campaign that will be airing on most of the TV and radio stations in Tucson starting today. Tucci Creative produced the PSA with the Tucson Police Department. It is about copper theft. Copper thieves have struck most of the TV and radio stations, many businesses and homeowners. They rip the copper out of air conditioning units, water mains, tear copper pipes from the walls in buildings and even steal pool pumps from your back yard. They get pennies on the dollar in relationship to the destruction they create. Neighborhoods and parks are without lights, businesses shut down because their phone lines have been cut, and elderly people suffer without air conditioning because of these thieves. They steal to support drug habits, or because they just feel entitled to steal.
We can learn a lot from Cat Woman. In the new Batman movie she said that she only steals from those that have a lot. Sadly I think that there are many in our culture who feel justified stealing from others because "they" have more than them. This has been exacerbated by those on the left that vilify those that are "rich" and talk about "redistributing wealth". It doesn't take much of a leap for criminals to believe they are helping that process. Unless that changes we can't lock up enough criminals to stem the tide. John Adams said that "our constitution was meant for a moral and religious people. It is totally inadequate to the government of any other". Our founders knew that to enjoy the freedom they proposed in the constitution we the people must be guided by a personal moral compass, otherwise we would be lost.