Term Limits Key to Ending Pols Abuse
By Noel Raskin, M.D.
Noel Raskin, M.D.
Every now and then God lets us know that He is watching. A little comeuppance to remind us that pride--and maybe some stupid arrogance--goeth before a fall.
Now I don’t want this to be another screed about New York Congressman Anthony Weiner, who sent bulging underwear images to women on the Internet which led to his exposure. But if God noticed, why not me?
We’ll just consider Weiner as the Poster Boy for a stream of elected officials and public figures now getting too numerous to count who posture as holier than thou and then get caught with their pants down, so to speak.
It is a wonder how famous public VIPs expose themselves to a tittering public. Weiner is, or was, pals with Bill and Hillary Clinton--Bill officiated at his wedding to a Hillary staffer--and aspired to be Mayor of New York. This is a leader of America parading in public in his underwear?
We can only conclude that there is some intoxicating elixir in the privileged Power Fountain in Washington and in the arrogant meat they feed on at sumptuous, million-dollar plate banquets hosted by campaign moguls and slimy lobbyists.
How can they not see themselves as political royalty, senators at a Roman saturnalia orgy, above and beyond mere Americans?
Cassius wondered what meat did Caesar feed on to become so great, and so do we. Lord Acton famously concluded that “power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
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Rev. Dr. Clyde Anderson
President Obama must be returned to office if we are to preserve ObamaCare--a vital program that has insured an estimated 32 million Americans, one quarter of which are African Americans.
When many people talk about the progress made by African Americans, Native peoples, Latino Americans and Asian Americans, they rarely mention Medicare and Medicaid.
Instead, they talk about public accommodations, voting and desegregation. They must realize that Medicare and Medicaid, one for the elderly and the other for the poor, are equally important for one and all, especially people of...Read More