Someone in today’s Rants and Raves column makes a good point — something our world leaders should ponder. And that is, while we have people fighting over land and religion, there’s an Ebola virus out there that could make a lot of our man-made issues moot points.

This very deadly virus has never been on American soil but at the moment is threatening decimation of African nations.

One of two American missionaries who have contracted this virus has been transported to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta — just down the street from the Centers for Diease Control. Emory is said to be one of five hospitals in the U.S. that can handle such a circumstance of quarrantine and treatment.

In fact, a virus such as Ebola is no respecter of lifestyles, politics, religions, geography or any other subsets of mankind’s existence. It can be brutal to all if not contained and effectively treated.

It can make other issues seem minor by comparison and maybe embrassing to some who engage in the activities of small but vicious minds.

Indeed we should view a much bigger picture and perhaps draw new perspectives on what is important and what is not. This realization could apply to us as everyday individuals at the grassroots level as well as our leadership at state and national levels.

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