"If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."
I believe we are now in the grips of such men. These men and women exist within the 68.3 square miles that constitutes the District of Columbia. Blindfolded representatives, of the American people that can not see beyond DC's borders to the places where everyday Americans live.
Politicians that have turned what should have been a part time job into a full time quest for power and money. Billions of dollars spent each election cycle to get themselves elected.
What do these political power holders expect of the American people? They expect us to join them in there blindfolded delirium and cover our noses to their stench while we vote to keep them in office.
The moral character of some running for office in New York now must have the Founding Fathers retching while they watch these fiasco's play out.
Anthony Weiner and Elliot Spitzer are prime examples of people that are morally bankrupt and expect us to swallow their crap and forgive their reprehensible behavior. Professional politicians who probably will not be able to produce an honest days work outside of politics.
Hopefully New Yorkers will leave these men standing on the sidelines looking for work.
As citizens it is out duty to question everything that is done by our government in our names. Question every person that runs for elected office so you will know who will support the Constitution of The United States. Question all laws that these men try to pass. Read them!! After all most of our elected officials in DC pass laws without reading them first.
But most of all look at each person's moral fiber. Make sure that they represent the people's views, wants and needs.
"Now more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature.... If the next centennial does not find us a great nation ... it will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture, and the morality of the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces." James Garfield, the twentieth president of the United States, 1877
The future of our nation is in the hands of the people. That is where it should be held with high regard and respect.