An American Airlines airplane aborted a take-off from Chicago’s O’Hare, just in time, thank God, when one of its engines exploded and caught fire this past Friday. A few hours later, a Fedex-owned aircraft caught fire at Fort Lauderdale Airport in Florida. Were these both cases of negligence by maintenance crew? With modern airplanes equipped with the latest jet engines, this is the most likely explanation. The precipitous decline in America’s morality naturally does mean more people lackadaisical about their jobs and indifferent to their responsibilities. This means more mail deliverers dumping their mail, more vendors supplying sub-standard products, and more maintenance personnel who don’t care about the airplane on which they work. Is it also possible that maintenance is being placed in the hands of people who hate America? When a society’s morality plummets, it is time to get scared. Very scared.
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