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Monday, April 03, 2006

Who Needs Ethics?

Confronted with an ever-growing web of deceit, our "leaders" in DC decided not only want to police themselves, but shutout any outside, bi-partisan group of citizens from taking part in their schemes.

We, as a Nation have become increasingly political in nature. It is no longer who we think will do the best job, rather it comes down to keeping their party in office the longest. As proven by past actions, such as Newt Gingrich, who fought tooth and nail to impeach President Bill Clinton, a great American, for what I deem a personal matter between him and Hillary.

What Mr. Gingrich did not want us to find out, though, was that he himself was having an extramarital affair. The same offense he was convicting our President for was gnawing at his own personal life. What Mr. Gingrich quickly found out was that what is good for the goose is good for the gander. His own ethically impaired judgement was called into question, and was forced to step down from his leadership role for the Republicans.

Everyone understands that no one single person on this Earth is perfect. But, we hold our Government to a higher standard, and fully expect our "elected" or "selected" officials to behave themselves on our dollar. We expect our Representatives to listen to the public, which we find is increasingly on the decline, and vote into law the rules by which we can all agree with.

This process is supposed to include all parties alike, and bring a bill out that is inclusive.
Time and time again, with this administration and the Republican stronghold, bills have been brought out that Democrats were shutout of, with no attachments or amendments being allowed to be voted on. Where is the fairness in this?

There are so many instances of unethical behavior in our Government, it is hard to keep up. When we allow our leaders to govern themselves, we will get absolutely nothing in return. They will continue to get away with their behavior, continue to give themselves payraises while gutting social departments, continue their under-the-table dealings with lobbyists, and continue shutting out the political process. It is our duty as Americans, to strengthen our leaders by holding them accountable for their actions, and demand inclusiveness by the public to make sure they are abiding by the law.

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