We The People

“ Without
virtue, Liberty is wasted '.... Mark Moore

"If
we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people
under the pretense of taking care of them, they must become
happy." ....Thomas Jefferson

"If
you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and
blaming it on you, if you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
and make allowance for their doubting too," .... Rudyard
Kipling?


Sort
of. This was most recently recited by Rod
Bla
gojevich, embattled Illinois Governor, accused of trying to
auction off President Elect Barack Obama's senate seat to the highest
bidder. Does anyone quite remember when politics began its decline
into the moral and ethical abyss? I don't. American politics may have
always been corrupt, but it has never been more evident than it is
now. We have reached a bleak and troubling reality; government is an
enormous cesspool of big money payoffs, scandalous lies, and
unscrupulous characters. We have no one to blame but
ourselves,
modern politics is simply a reflection of a modern society incapable
of holding itself or anyone else accountable.


When
Bill Clinton was forced to confess his sexual infidelity with a White
House intern, it was proven he was less than forthright when he said,
“ I never had sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky.” It turns
out he did, America was outraged, until we found out it was only
Oral Sex. When we were faced with the hard truth, that our Commander
in Chief was a lying adulterer, the general consensus was that
Clinton's private life was not relevant to his position as ruler of
the free world. The incident would be dismissed and later serve as
water cooler entertainment for hard working Americans across the
country.


It
is not only Democrats, as Republican Senator Ted Stevens can attest,
corruption knows no party lines. Earlier this year Stevens was found
guilty on even felony counts, making Kwame Kilpatrick look saintly
and Eliot Spitzer look like a rank amateur.


Imagine
the catastrophe we would encounter in attempting to create another
constitution? Once we found enough paper to accommodate every special
interest group, it would become very evident that we had failed
ourselves. We would quickly realize our politicians do reflect
We The People.



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