Follow your star but be sure to pick the right one to follow

In short, it is your responsibility, men and women of the class of 2010, not just to be zealous in the pursuit of your ideals, but to be sure that your ideals are the right ones. That is perhaps the hardest part of being a good human being: Good intentions are not enough. Being a good person begins with being a wise person. Then, when you follow your conscience, will you be headed in the right direction.

Jennifer Rubin notes Justice Antonin Scalia’s commencement address last week to highlight “Scalia’s … simple and poignant plea for personal restraint and objective truth.”

The baby boomers picked up this thing about doing their own thing. Restraint and integrity were often shoved aside as too authoritarian or whatever. Scalia points out the problems with these misplaced priorities. Rubin takes note. Perhaps we all should.

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