It is hopeless to try and supply honesty, ethical principles, and wisdom to today's politicians. They are nothing but puppets who are manipulated by strings pulled by greed, war corporations, and special interests And because of this, the American voter has been sucked into this sleaze pit also. Citizens think they are expressing truth when they mimic the b.s. of corporate CEOs, wealthy and powerful influence buyers, a media that is dependent on the financial advertising of conglomerates, and the immense and unbridled power of the military-industrial complex.
How can we expect quality when we have the current group of people vying for the Presidency when they have shown themselves to be charlatans, to be for sale to the highest bidder, regurgitating the greedy positions of war profiteering, and even one leading candidate who had to be punished by his own House and his own party for acting unethically? This same sleaze-monger has chosen his wives through the adultery way of testing her out. Even his current wife has brought him to marriage and Catholicism by first having an adulterous affair with her. This is how low we have allowed our political line-up to be.
Following are some words of wisdom. May I hope beyond hope that leaders may consider them as they make decisions that affect the entire world as well as you and me...
"The world has achieved brilliance without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants." -General Omar Bradley
"His conscience always drove him on to an excess of geniality when he was conscious of feeling none." -John Fowles
"Failure seems to be regarded as the one unpardonable crime, success as the all-redeeming virtue, the acquisition of wealth as the single worthy aim in life. The hair-raising revelations of skullduggery and grand-scale thievery merely incite others to surpass by yet bolder outrages and more corrupt combinations." -Charles Francis Adams (1807-1886)
"France fell because there was corruption without indignation." -Romain Rolland
"A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him, that of plants and animals as well as that of his fellow-man, and when he devotes himself helpfully to all life that is in need of help." -Albert Schweitzer
`"What are we faced with in the nineteenth century? An age where woman was sacred, where you could buy a thirteen-year-old girl for a few pounds . . .if you wanted her for only an hour or two . . . where more churches were built than in the whole previous history of the country; and where one in sixty houses in London was a brothel . . . where it was universally maintained that women do not have orgasms; and yet every prostitute was taught to simulate them. Where there was an enormous progress and liberation in every other field of human activity; and nothing but tyranny in the most personal and fundamental." -John Fowles
For goodness sake, America, wake up! You are being led down a primrose path of self-destruction. And while you are committing suicide you are being told what a great nation this is and that we must invade other nations to protect ourselves. Is the United States without any conscience at all? Think! The biggest load of sinful activity that we are being forced to inhale comes from "Christian" leaders and self-styled saints. When will you wake up and stop being played for a sucker?