Comment: Morality & Virtue

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Morality & Virtue

Some months ago I pulled up to get gas and noticed that the pump hadn't been replaced correctly. I squeezed the handle briefly and a bit of gas came out; the total on the meter went up. It was still charging the card of whoever had been there before me.

I'm dirt poor. I haven't completely filled my gas tank in three years, it's too expensive. This 'free' gas pump was like a gift from God. Those of you who have had to choose between food or gas to get to the store will understand.

But as I turned to put the pump in my car, I thought, "what would Ron Paul do?"

I couldn't do it. I reset the pump and bought my measly $6 worth of gas.