By Lisa Sorg
on Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 4:01 PM
Tuesday, July 3: Andy Griffith died today and who the hell could blame him. As Sheriff Andy Taylor, his character was compassionate and fair, ethical and decent, nonviolent and slow to anger. If Sheriff Taylor had been a North Carolina legislator, he would not have sentenced people to death on the basis of their race. He would not have polluted his neighbors’ water. He would not have excised millions of tax dollars from Opie’s or anyone’s school. He would not have prohibited the gay and lesbian citizens of Mayberry, N.C., from marrying. In fact, he likely would have attended their...