Editor's Note: Wednesday’s American Morning audience was most intrigued by the question of “moral authority” in Carol Costello's "Mad as Hell" piece. Some praised Carol Costello for discussing “empathy.” Others reflected on those whom they trust as their moral compass, with many naming President Obama and spiritual leaders as their guides.
- Niki: To Carol Costello-Brava! Finally someone talked about it: EMPATHY. We are the "United" states. It’s about time we started caring about each other and not just the sound of our own voices and gripes.
Cemali: The moral compass in this country is our new president. He calls a spade a spade, he does his best to inspire and encourage youth to be the best they can and he is a beacon of hope to 55% of us in a time when we feel like all hope is lost. Morally & financially. He doesn't only do that for Americans, he has also managed to do it for the entire world. It's about time!
- Mary: I think that President Obama is an extremely rational thinking person who has a very very hard and stressful job. I also think that he appears to be a very moral person,. We all have to "come together" and stop being so judgmental of everyone else (I am including all of our politicians too). I think we should believe that a stranger is just a friend we haven't met yet. My question of the day is: If you were president how would you handle yourself as president and what do you think the populace would think about your handling of the job?
- Doug: The moral authority in this country is our Church and spiritual leaders. The problem is, simply, many people don't have one.
- Roy: we better go back to the basic and that is our creator. and ask for him to forgive us. and to give us love in our hearts instead of hate. because he is love.
Who is your “moral authority”? What do you believe has created the division that exists in America today?