Wednesday, April 17, 2013
THE CORRUPTED CONSCIENCES OF CONGRESS
And what to do about ‘em
I expect my representative to vote his or her conscience. And sometimes, I won’t agree with the vote cast. I accept that.
Not acceptable is when my elected representative’s conscience is for sale to the highest bidder.
The test? If in explaining his or her position, I am offered a rational argument, grounded in constitutional principle, historic perspective (if we ignore history we are doomed to repeat it), scientific precept, or the plain and simple common good, I’ll believe we simply differ.
If however, the explanation is non-existent or is laced with platitudes, faulty data, sound bites from moneyed sources, false patriotism, or is based upon fear mongering and half-truths, then it’s pretty clear someone sold their conscience as a commodity. That, or they're just plain stupid.
Inarticulate, corrupted or ignorant, that individual has lost my confidence and trust and I will look elsewhere when casting my vote.
The country deserves better than what we are witnessing.
Church of the Open Road Press