Mr. Wilner violated the law |

Mr. Wilner violated the law

Patrick McNairFormerly of Silverthorne

RE: An open letter to the Summit community (Daily Mail, June 11)There is an object lesson to be had from the experiences of Enron’s Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling or WorldCom’s Bernie Ebbers for a student at Summit High. These three men are highly intelligent, talented, and motivated individuals. They weren’t lacking in capability or talent; what they lacked was integrity and a firm sense of ethics. Mr. Wilner admits publicly that he violated the law by drinking beer in public as a minor. He then suggests that, while he takes full responsibility for his actions, the Summit District administrators are to blame for his missing a trip to Germany. He ignores the commitment that he made to stay out of trouble or suffer consequences. It seems to me that he has earned his consequences as well as the emnity of his fellow band members. So, If Mr. Wilner is one of those young people who believes that the world is a corrupt place, (as his Valedictorian Address, featured on your front page, seemed to suggest) he should know this: Misdeeds are not committed by evil people conspiring in dark places (as in the comic books) but by talented people who believe that they are above the rules. I suggest that he begin his fight against injustice by purchasing a mirror.

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