Friday, November 20, 2009

politics is the worst arena to expect people to do the right thing. It takes great moral courage and a standard of decency to maintain ones principals

“The two pillars of 'political correctness' are:
a) willful ignorance
b) a steadfast refusal to face the truth”

-George MacDonald, author, poet and minister



Follow the money

Kindness and decency take second place to self interest and greed. It is a moral choice that everyone makes for themselves. Are our politicians honest brokers or bought and paid for dirtbags? Politics is the worst arena to expect people to do the right thing. It takes great moral courage and a standard of decency to maintain ones principals in the face of the money and influence from lobbyists, unless you are independently wealthy. There are a few and they stand out, like Jay Rockefeller (D WV). Mark Shields said it best, "If you can't drink their booze, take their money, sleep with their women and then vote against 'em, you don't belong in politics." It is up to all Americans to question the motives and demand transparency of our elected officials, something the Republican Conservatives find uncomfortable. One of the places we can go to get the facts of who gets how much money from which lobbyist is Open Secrets it is where you can see the dirty secrets that they don't want you to see. This is the place to go to follow the money.

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