“Upon the altar of God I pledge eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man ”
There was a time in America when our elected officials were held to a higher standard than the rest of the populace. Unfortunately that time has passed. In 1797 William Blount was impeached for concocting a plan to incite the Creek and Cherokee Indians to aid the British in conquering the Spanish territory of West Florida; today this sort of thing is common practice. Some have even suggested that our U.S. government was the one to give the training and equipment to Osama Bin Laden in order to help with our efforts in the Middle East. In 1873, a judge by the name of Mark Delahay was impeached for being a drunkard. But we currently have a president that admittedly used cocaine, marijuana, and 'thought' about trying heroin. In 1926, a federal judge was impeached for abusive treatment of lawyers and litigants appearing before him. On November 3, 1989, Walter Nixon was impeached for lying under oath before a grand jury. Then, just a decade later on February 12, 1999, Bill Clinton was acquitted because it depended on "what your definition of is... is." Later on, it was alleged that Bill Clinton sold nuclear secrets to china. And Senator Barney Frank admitted to running a male prostitution ring.
Why are we the American people settling for such poor morals in our leaders? Is this really what we have come to accept as normal? Morals filter down in society, they never filter up. If you have a good, compassionate leader, you have happy calm citizens; if you have a wicked leader you end up with angry citizens. Morals filter down in the large political system as well as through the smaller family system.
For us to continue to accept these type of people as leaders means that we as a people no longer have morals, we no longer have ideals that we hold sacred, we no longer have the ability to change our own world. Instead we allow our selves to be ruled by the slime, by the filth, and by the wicked. We the people have embraced acceptance, coddled conformity, and boldly knelt as no American has knelt before. Good job.