This NFL season has provided hours of entertainment, excitement, and spectacular displays of sportsmanship. The resurgence of Michael Vick in the NFL after a two year prison term has sports fanciers everyplace sitting on the edge of their seats.
Michael Vick wowed even President Barack Obama with his 3,018 passing yards and 676 rushing yards season, to date. Fantasy Football players were victorious as they cheered Michael Vick’s 310.32 fantasy points. The Eagle’s coaches, staff, and players have all touted the humbleness, spirit, and dedication to the game of football. He is visibly a changed man. So why are there so a good deal of persons who still want to put up roadblocks on Michael Vick’s road to redemption? Why are so some people determined to see Michael Vick fail? It is because we live in a world of hypocrisy.
Our American legal system was conventional to be one of crime and punishment. When an person commits a crime they are given a punishment that is supposed to fit the crime. Once the person finishes the punishment they are supposed to be rehabilitated and get a second chance at getting a procreative fellow member of our society. After all, this country was built on Christian principles – to include forgiveness – right? Instead, we Americans continually persecute humans on their road to redemption, demean them in the court of public opinion, and diminish their prospects of success by finding them a permanent jail on Google search. Lastly, when the persons are refused viable employment because of the outcry of the public, and they are forced to go on public assistance, we complain regarding our tax dollars being used to aid these people.
Michael Vick consecrated a crime and he served his time according to the law. Instead of ostracizing this man we will have to commend him as he travels on his road to redemption. He exemplified the spirit of rehabilitation and second chances.
Michael Vick, proceed to travel on salvation road. Put on your best pair of cleats, use your unbelievable athletic ability, and hurdle any and each roadblock people put in your path. You are a winner and the finish line is within your grasp!